Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Lightly hazed yellow gold with a big white head. Big sweet nose, orange and tangerine. Excellent webby lacing. Perfumey hop flavor, mostly citrus over biscuit, sweet. Comes off oddly balanced for what amounts to a hop bomb. Not really to my liking, but tough to find fault.
treadyroc (149) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very hazy amber with just a bit of head. Very thick ín greasy mouthfeel; rolls right over your tongue nicely. Not much citrus in this one, but the IPA bitterness is there at the end to make ya smak yer tongue on the roof of yer mouth. Definitely will buy again.
hopHeadedDevil (11) - , North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice thick hoppy head. Pale yellow-orangish color. Very nice pine and citrus hop aroma. Overall, one of my favorite doubles.
BuckeyeSammy (583) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lot of citrus and pine in the nose. Surprisingly thick palate, chewy. Very malty , piney hops. Hoping for more citrus, grapefruit hops.
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clean grapefruit soap and pine. well regulated hop progression stays citric and pine, into the bitter finish. chewy tanic leather tobacco essence.
phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky gold with a spicy aroma. Flavor is ginger, spice and a bit hoppy. Finish is a bit dry.
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2009 12 ounce bottle. This poured a deep yellow color with a half finger width white head that disappeared quickly. I was actually a bit disappointed by this pour... it was a bit boring for an IIPA. The aroma is a very nice mix of hops, pine, citrus, and a bit of spice in the background. The taste is a combination of bitter hops, pine and citrus. It did leave a nice bitter taste in my mouth after each drink and left decent lacing on the side of the glass. Overall a good IIPA but nothing special...
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big hoppy head, effervescent and alive. The beer is clear and golden with particles swirling around inside. Strong hop smell (who would have thought?) is piney, citrus, fragrant, candy-like, and enticing. Ginger, cinnamon, bubblegum, watermelon... itís an amalgamation of all that is indulgently sweet and spicy. This is the best smelling IPA Iíve had in recent memory. Alcohol rich, sweet and rummy but not overbearing or cloying. Well-rounded with a spicy finish. Easily the most drinkable, least unnverving 9% alcohol beer Iíve ever had.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a medium sudsy white head which settles. Aroma is honeysickle, piney hops, and grapefruit. Taste is initially sweet honey, then strong grapefruit and pine kick in leaving a huge hop bitterness in the finish-gotta be simcoe in this - always seems to have a slight pill taste in the finish. More powerful and raw than hopslam, but not as smooth. Still a great IIPA.
jimhilt (2514) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Piney nose. Flavor is sweet, grapefruit and pine. Barely a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. High ABV is hidden. Decent DIPA. $3.70 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.