polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Aroma is lovely hopps and fruit. Notes of pineapple and resin. Small off-white head that mostly diminished. No lace. Nice red/orange hue. Flavor is initially sweet and heavy bitters on the long finish. Palate is full and oily flat. Heavy astringent on the finish. Too bitter on the finish but alcohol is well concelled. Lovely brew but too much ick on the finish.
sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Big thanks goes to axilla for trading me this one. (And a little thanks to MIBRomeo who sent me another bottle that didn´t make it, but gave me the urge to get another one.) Pours a clear red with some particles. Off-white foamy head. Smells of abricot and alcohol. Quite bitter with heavy hops aromas of pine, grape fruit and resin. Strong alcohol notes. Tiny hints of grapes, liquirish and pepper. Full bodied. Fizzy soft carbonation. Bitter finish. Yum Yum.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with MrRomero. Aroma is hop incarnate, with some sweet medium malts, and alcohol. Taste is full of amariillo hops lots of pineapple and pinecone. Alcohol is not as dominate in the taste, the dominate flavor is HOPS. Decent brew but very one dimensional.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: poured half clear and half slightly cloudy orange/brown with a thick medium sized beige head. Huge hop aroma. Lots of pineapple, sugary sweet, some spruce and pine. Very full bodied, thick. Lots of hops in the flavor. Gave me a slight bit of heartburn after the first swallow. Sweet midway on the tongue, drying out after the swallow leading to a bitter finish. A very big beer with a ton of flavor but not something I could drink much of.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUL 21, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bonus bottle from The_Epeeist. Thanks Chris! What a great beer. Pours with no head, and countable number of bubbles, and a huge hop aroma. The aroma fades leaving a malty aged hop aroma. Veeerrry nice. Reminds me of a 2005 Double Bastard. I wonder if this bottle has been aged. I can’t tell. Taste is sweet thick and very hoppy, but extremely well balanced. A wonder. Very drinkable. I want more... more.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper-colored with thin and quickly dissipating head. Funky, floral hoppy/sugary smell, and a citus kick too. Aromas remind me of canned pineapples...definately pineapples. Syrupy bodied and smoothed malts yeild to a quiet push of hops towards the finish. Alcohol is very well concealed despite the high abv, it is decievably drinkable.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with dra19. Pours a slightly cloudy light mahogany color with a thin broken white head. Hop aroma not overwhleming, but there’s still a sharp citric tone to it. A nice strong biscuity malt aroma is present as well. Pretty thick palate. Good hop kick to start, nice and floral without tasting too earthy. The finish is moderately hoppy and the alcohol is surprisingly well-hidden. Pretty even-handed for such a strong brew.
Arayaga2 (1905) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful clear copper with almost no head. Aroma is syrupy sweet with citrus, pineapple, and after a while the hops come away to reveal the earthy malt. Wow, this is a rich product, and strong with alcohoppy goodness. This thing toasts my tongue. Malt is also strong, but it barely keeps up with the rest of the brew, which stays with me minutes after I sip it. Rating #500, and I’m quite pleased with my selection! $5/12oz
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capones, recomended by Stegosaurus. Cloudy red/brown pour. Sweet hoppy aroma, floral taste but a real good blend. I got to tell you that Stegosaurus knows his beers. Thanks bro !
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I must admit that when I was first introduced to this about three years ago the nomenclature of "triple ipa" was a bit intimidating. This is still an intimidating beverage. Nice looking pour reveals a radiant cherry amber body with a small and quickly vanishing beige head. Huge aroma of all kinds of hop notes backed an equally large backing of maltiness. Citrus rind, pine, spices, and earthiness jump all over the chewy malt profile. Syrupy maltiness, resinous hops, and hot alcohol all bounce off each other. Aggressive, challenging, and still memorable. Keep away from children.