doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
In the corner of a room, the lights low, VU playing on the stereo, everyone else asleep. Creamy and spicy and straight to the heart. Orange glow off the desk lamp, bouncing up off the lip of the tulip glass. Lou softly sings....stephanie saaaayyysss.....
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 Pretty much the best DIPA made today-especially at a reasonable price. Nice aroma-good malt presence and nice level of bitterness. I will be buying much more of this wonderful stuff.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber-orange in color with a good size off-white to slightly orange head. Great aromas of citrusy, floral hops and some pine. Flavor is so well balanced between the malt and the hops, maybe just ever so slightly on the thin side for the malt. Well carbonated. Hop bitterness goes all the way through the aftertaste. One of the better Imperial IPAs I’ve tried. I’m going back for more of this one!
kane (111) - USA - JAN 17, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reddish tinge to med amber color. Mellow crisp orange citrus with a pine undertone arome. Pleasantly bitter taste. Smoothe mouthfeel and a desirable peach like taste and smoothness) very much like Bell’s 2-Heart). I like this the more I try it.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is citrus, hops, pine, and alcohol sweetness. Taste is nice and hoppy, smooth, with nice earthy taste. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth. A very tasty IIPA that doesn’t show much alcohol.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy deep orange amber with a tiny light tan head. Aroma: all hops, grapefruit, orange, sweet pine, floral, sweet grapefruit zest. Taste: hops are again showcased in the flavor. There’s grapefruit, pine, floral hops, grass, with a sweetness to balance the hops (though no malt notes come through). Medium bodied, slick. Finishes with oily, bitter hops on the tongue.
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great IPA. This tastes like 1/2 dreadnaught and 1/2 Alesmith. Great piney hops with a laquer finish. This beer warms nice so take it slow.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this stuff is just great. Ive had this bottle for a little while and was saving it to drink with someone else but man I wish that I would have done this all alone instead of with another person. This stuff is just great, really. Amber copper in colour with a big medium lasting offwhite head that is thick and full. The nose is sharp with hops and malts warm and fufilling. The taste is very malty right off the bat, warm and smoothe but then there is copper and wow hops but not the kick you in the back of the head hops like in the dreadnaught. This thing is very easy to drink and is just great. Body is full but not thick. Check this thing out if you can.
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A dark amber color with a big foamy light tan head. Lots of hops in the nose with spice and a floral element. Sweet, bitter, full bodied and robust with enough malts to balance the intense hops. Not overwhelming but a big big and enjoyable double IPA.
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap FRTH 6/2004. Huge stinging hop aroma. Big and malty with a substantial hop flavor. Exotically fruity, mango and apricot. Good, but not insanely so. Bitterness is moderate and well balanced. Will satisfy a hop craving.