jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - NOV 16, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2006 Great malt citrus hop aroma, first sip thick malty great hop tang left in the mouth after sipped
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2006 good fresh grapefruit and citrus hop aroma. copper color. very similar to their Fresh Hop Pale Ale but with a little more noticeable alcohol in the finish.
Dorwart (2522) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2005 Good sized dense and frothy head of fine bubbles. Thick sticky sheet of lacing remains. Light carbonation. Nice hoppy aroma with a bit of roastyness and caramel. Little bit of citrus but the hops dissapate out of the aroma pretty quickly. Needs more big JUICY hops. Color is a dark amber. Nice hoppy flavor with a good bit of roastyness. Thick and sweet palate with loads of malt. More caramel, orange and some spruce. Hides its alcohol very well. Does warm as it goes down. Thick hoppy bitter finish. Honestly, the hops are a little on the meager side and get washed out by the thick heavy malts. This is my only gripe against this beer. Otherwise, a very good double IPA.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this was a very, very good IPA and at 9.1 - - itís even better. I love the big beers. this was big on flavor, finish and HOPS. VERY very good.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Walt!!! Pours an orange/amber color with a small head and little bit of lacing. The aroma is malty and orange. The flavor is delicious, heavy with orange and hops. Some floral tones in the aftertaste really complete this beer. Feels good on the palate. Thanks again Walt, this is a great beer!
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange color with a small frothy, some legs on the glass leaving head. Medium spruce and cheese nose. Dry alcohol finish. Medium to extreme bitterness with alcohol, coffee and nutty flavors. Actually it reminded me more to a Barley Wine. I guess if you can*t take it you are a wussy - Iím not a wussy :-)
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 I have heard to much good about this beer, than it was able to fullfill my expectations. So I was a little dissapointed.
The flavor was to bitter. The colour was not to clear
twin37 (2) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my all time favorite. This is the most flavorful, well-balanced IPA Iíve ever drank. Great nose of peach, tangerine, and pine. Beautiful roundness on the palate. Better than Stone could ever dream of.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 [draft at The Old Toad, Rochester, NY] Dark and hazy orange color with a lasting and puffy tan head. Very nice aroma of hops, sweetness and a touch of malts. Lots of hops in the aroma. The taste has a wonderful sweetness to it that gently gives way to the hop experience lying underneath. The finish is slightly bitter and sweet. Very nice and easy to drink.
CheckYourHead (5) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a solid amber color with a lasting head. Very nice nose on this one, but the hop-levels were almost overwhelming at first sip. Grapefruit flavor with some lemon thrown in to boot. As I kept sipping this beer, the taste settled down a bit, and malty-caramel undertones were noticeable. Still, this felt a little unbalanced. Decent enough though - drink a 22oz when craving some hops.