Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber orange beer with a thick light tan head. Surprisingly sweet fruity aroma with some hoppy tones but not a lot. Fresh and nice. Dry and bitter hoppy flavor with a sweet fruity middle. Flavorfull and very well balanced. Soft and smooth and really tasty. Thanks Jacob Lövenlund and MartinKubert for sharing!
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2006 Bottle - Big grassy hops and a touch of malt. One of the best smelling brews that I’ve found. An amber color with a small and quickly dissipating off white head. Big and malty and full of grassy hops with a touch of pine in the finish. A big assertive brew with plenty of alcohol, this is a really big beer. It does taste of the 9%, but I like the extra alcohol in an IPA. Drink it as young as possible for the biggest hop kick. A beautiful beer and my current favorite.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2006 Light amber color with big, thick, creamy off white head. Aroma has a ton of piney and slightly citrusy hops, with just a hint of caramel malts. FLavor is slightly malty, with fair amount of piney hops, and a very significant sharp bitterness.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the strongest and smoothest IPAs I’ve tasted. The malt smoothes it out, without deterring from the yummy hoppiness. Smells of grapefruit, tastes bittersweet. I didn’t know I could get this kind of flavor in a double IPA. It’s very attractive, retains the head well, begs to be enjoyed.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light copper color, pours with a big white fluffy head. Hops permeates the air around me, one of my fav aromas. Slight flowered citrusy aroma peeks through as well. The taste of slight malt balances the beer well, but the first and last thing you taste is the hops. The alcohol burn is minimalized by the slight sweet in the malt. Very nice double IPA.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle scored on a Tejas trip. Nice deep, clear amber. Head is huge, tan-orange in color, long lasting. Aroma is maltish, subdued hop. Taste is an slow start of malt and subtle hopping that finishes in a long, up-front hop assault. Really tasty. Would definitely have again.
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazy amber beer with a caramel colored disappearing head. The aroma is sweet hoppy with notes of caramel and oil. The flavor is lovely hoppy with notes of the oil from the hops before a dry hoppy end sets in. A lovely IPA.
madsberg (10184) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Beige medium head. Chocolate, hopyus and a light sweetness in the aroma. Is citric in the flavour. Loads of hops and fruit. Surprisingly smooth and crisp. Is very very bitter in the end. Yummy. This is a wild beer. Love it. Thanks Jacob and Martin for sharing.
aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful beer. The color is rich and deep, somewhere in between ruby and copper. The slightly yellowish head builds easily into a dense, soupy foam. The hops dominate the aroma with dried peaches and grapefruit. The malt makes a stronger showing in the flavor with a nice caramel and biscuit sweetness that keeps the hoppiness from becoming overwhelming. The alcohol is well covered and sneaks up on you.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong grapefruit hoppy aroma, moderate fruitiness, honey-like malt. Slightly hazy amber color, frothy off-white head. Intense grapefruit in the flavor, strong bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste. Need to let it warm up quite a bit before the malt flavor becomes evident - straight out of my beer fridge at 50° was too warm and it was unbalanced, but after 20 minutes the malt came through and the balance was quite nice. Full bodied and smooth, some hop derived astringency, some alcohol warming. A double IPA with outstanding hop character and bitterness.