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 Iíve tasted. The malt smoothes it out, without deterring from the yummy hoppiness. Smells of grapefruit, tastes bittersweet. I didnít know I could get this kind of flavor in a double IPA. Itís 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 (30239) - 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 (10684) - SÝborg, 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 (3236) - 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 50į 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.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 rusty brown with little head turning to some lacing..deep caramel & aged malt aroma with a touch of toasted almond & liquor drenched coffee cake...flavors balanced between aged malts and resiny hops..a refined sipper for sure, with super resiny hops and a touch of spiced caramelized orange. Im not sure how old this bottle is, but it tastes like its had a good year or so in the bottle...but its still undoubtably bitter.
calicool (16) - Keller, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hello, Hops! Wait, a nice malty flavor. Oh my god, bitter beyond belief. This brew is balanced even though it is extreme. Itís a delayed reaction like eating a habanero pepper. Ití sweet, then hoppy, then overwhelmingly bitter. I love this!
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - SEP 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
9/1/04. Poured out of 22 oz. bottle, bought at Cheers! liquor store in Colorado Springs, CO 6/1/04. Lightly hazy dark amber color, good sized cream-colored head that diminishes, very rocky and uneven. Lovely malty pink grapefruit nose. Some orange rind. Taste is very big, with just a huge malt backbone-- possibly the maltiest double IPA Iíve had. Fresh barley, a bit of grass, some toasted nuts, but foremost just big dirty barley and hay. Big, full body, and I love the full, badass flavor to match. Some blanket, resin, and straw. Variously lumpy and dusty lacing. Some phantom treacle fighting all along. Somehow the appearance is a bit off for me, as it seems to suggest potential for so many elegant charcteristics, but they all fall apart wildly at the seams; the aroma and flavor, on the other hand, are excellent. Very complex flavor. An excellent double IPA overall. And I remember it being even better on draft.