roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a nice bright hazy orange color with a large amount of foamy white head. Aroma is very hoppy and floral with major hints of grapefruit but also sweet malts. Flavor is very hoppy and heavy malts. Overall, quite enjoyable.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I keep forgetting to rate this. This has a little more malt than some other IIPAs, but still a ton of hops. If it were up to me, I’d make an IIPA really nothing but hop juice. Still, this is very nice, with a soft palate. Not unlike Avery’s version, I feel like I actually get a better hop experience with the brewery’s standard IPA offering. Strange, that.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"IPAs are growing on me for sure. Poured with a nice head and lacing was great, hung to the glass the entire drink. Smelled of pine and citrus. Tasted much the same."
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - sampled at the RBESP 2005
Handsome orange amber, tanned creamy head.
Agressive hoppy aroma - pine, citrus, grass.
Light butter, amazing hops - nice broad profile.
Medium body. Herbal finish, grassy aftertaste.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured muddy orange with a fluffy off white head that left lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma was malty, caramel, and sweet grassy hops. Had a thick malty caramel body. The malt flavor dominated this one. Lots of hops in this beast and bitter to boot. Can taste the alcohol burn in the finish. Dry with a bitter aftertaste.
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppity Hop Hop. Hoppy nose, hoppy full bodied mouth, and strong dank bitterness. A very high alpha beer even for a double IPA. Hope floral elements are not piney, more grapefruity. Yum!
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat strong IPA, with a nice malty finish. Somewhat hoppy, with a good head, I had this in Bomber form, and got pretty bombed myself!
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to chilehead for sharing this bottle during our homebrewing session. A copper pour with decent white head, aroma of is primarily pine-citrus hops. A very nice caramel toffee malt profile, of course hop flavors abound. Full bodied, somewhat syrupy sweet mouthfeel and excellent bite on the back end. Delicous.
OldMrCrow (2214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 From the bottle
Pours a big soft orange with a foamy head and a huge nose of fresh apple, grapefruit, and floral hops; the mouthfeel is rich and oily and the flavor slightly sweet before giving way to the lovely hop bitterness. The flavor is not an in-your-face bitter IIPA like Stone Ruinition, but rather a rich, complex beer driven by the citrus hops. Plenty of alcohol and warmth on the long end of the palate,
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was not as good as I thought it would be. Almost barley wine like in its taste, it was almost overly hoppy and I am a true hop head. Indeed, I would only be able to have one of these without it being too much.