JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. Deep orange colour with a thick white head. Big earthy spicy hop aroma, a touch resinous. Pale malt aroma with just a touch of crystal (good). Loads of resiny, citrusy and spicy hop flavour in this one. Very well-balanced brew. Reminds me of Phillips Amnesiac. Highly and dangerously drinkable.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUN 9, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the most deceptive double IPAís Iíve ever encountered. Nice round malt, gives backbone but backs down and letís the hops have a word. The Aroma is typical of all good big IPAís. the bittering hops react in a weird way with the malt. They arenít quite together, but at the same time they donít cause any friction. I was expecting something a little different, but the dance ends with a suprisingly smooth IPA. Both myself and others tasting missed the abv. %
We placed it around 8%; very nicely intergrated.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Deep amber orange pour with nice off-white head. Intense grapefruit and other citrus aroma. Huge sweet malty mouth balanced well with a huge mouthful of hops. Strong bitter finish. A very very welldone IIPA.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber colour with a dense tan head. Hoppy aroma with a pineapple fruity sweetness. Massive hoppy bitter taste with a light fruityness. Light malty buttery and a smooth mouthfeel. Long dry finish.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Dark amber, thick, creamy off-white head. Incredibly fruity nose with hints of....pineapple! Beautiful hoppy aroma with lots of fruity esters - again. An underlying sweetness almost drowned by an extreme bitterness, but also an extreme experience. 310505
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 Bottle: Pours a deep amber/orange color and it has a thick foamy head. The head honestly looked like it belonged on a stout, I was impressed. The aroma was like ceral to me, maybe a little floral, fruity, malt scents as well. The mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy. The flavor is a complex malty, fruity, with a slightly bitter finish. I felt it could have been a touch mmore complex and although some mentioned hops, I thought it was a little more malty/sweet than hoppy. Also almost no carbination, which I think if you go heavy on the malts you should have to strengthen the beer.
While I feel the beer is a little one demensional it does grow as drank. The initial taste is thin, the middle is a little stronger and the finish leaves with something to remember.
As I finish the beer, I really do feel like I can taste some of the nutty undertones, and really like that.
Zeswaft (1438) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 I donít really have much to say about this other than it was a really really good double IPA. Maybe one of the best Iíve had. But everything is pretty similar to all of them. rerate. Super Piney hops in aroma and flavor. Alcohol well hidden. Could rival Dreadnaught. Awesome hopheads and quite affordable.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pale, lightly hazy orangey copper with a frithy 1/2 inch ivory head. Leaves sheets of lace. Smells strongly of grapefruit and tangerine. Some peach and mandarin orange. Not a bitter or biting hops aroma but very sweet citrus.
Tastes tangy and bitter. A sweet citrus offset and intermingles with a biting bitterness. Tangerine very evident as well as grapefruit, orange rind and light peach. Mouth is lightly sticky and has a long biter hoppy aftertaste. You can lick the alpha acids off your teeth. Very tasty...I Like it!!!
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loads of hops in the nose, fruity, citrus, oranges. Beautiful dark amber body with a big rocky off-white head on top. Sweet hop flavor, fruityness, some underlying malt backbone, ends extremely bitter. Alcohol is very well hidden. I feel though, that it lacks some complexity to make it perfect.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruit aroma. Citrus notes in the flavour. Great bitter, but still soft, finifh. Complexity is the word apropriate to desribe this beer. Extremely refreshing, fantastic brew.