Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 Poured a dark yellow amber. Had a large creamy fizzy lasting head. Body was clear, and aroma was big on hops, with some spruce and grapefruit as well. There was the hops as expected, but there was also some butterscotch/caramel to go with a smooth medium mouth feel. I seem to like double IPA’s more then straight IPA’s, This was good. Rich, try this.Got this in a trade and i forget from who, but, thanx.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of huge hops, then some sweet malts. the hop assault doesnt let up. its in the taste and all over the finish, dripping hop juice down the throat. the abv wasnt even noticeable behind the bitterness. the balance of malt to hops was lacking a little; would ahve liked to have seen some more malt sweetness.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2006 Pours a dark red with great lacing. The head is very creamy and stays that way throughout. The aroma has an alcoholic kick to it which is quite present. Very malty with a lot of citrus, graitfruit and some hard liquor as well. The taste has toffee, hard liquor, citrus, apricot, graitfruit. Strong alcohol at the start, but the alcohol becomes smoother as it goes down. Very malty finish. Excellent.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruddy orange color with a white head. Aroma is sweet yet hoppy. Flavor has alotta pine notes with some citrus. Very strong malt backbone that again gives a sweetness that is followed by immense hop finish. Another great brew.
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I LOVE this. Bricks of beautiful herb in the aroma and flavor. It brings back memories of the ganja trade. Drizzle that bric-a-funk with malt syrup, and put it under a bell jar on a hot tin roof -- suck the condensation!!! This is like taking something as fresh as a crate of Hawaiian pineapples, 6 Mexican limes; puree and let sit in a china cap on a warm shelf for a coupla days. Watch it drip-drip into your cup. Spicee!!
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite hoppy with grapefruit potency. Head ephemeral and light with light lacing. Slightly cloudy. Malts are mellow and blend well with the hops. Full bodied malts and decent flavor but I can’t get past the hops. Not impressed.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep, foggy amber with a fluffy white head. Typical IPA aroma, piney, floral citrus with a touch of malt. Flavors are intense...pine tar, resin, and citrus. The malt is powerful with an almost explosive caramel like sweetness. I believe a little too sweet but good. The finish is pleasantly floral and bitter. The body is huge and smooth. Great beer.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holy crap! Hoppier than a rabbit hutch, yet maintains a malty pseudo-Scottish smooth clover palate underneath it all. Pours beautiful amber-brown with an admirable white head. Two of us had to split the bottle due to intensity, but it is worth trying again.
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.