Pailhead (6358) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Excellent aroma. Tons of grapefruit hops with the malt balance creating somewhat of an orange aroma. Pours a transparent reddish-orange with a nice white head with a little yellow tinge with great retention. Excellent lacing. Initial maltiness is combined with a excellent grapefruit hop finish. Very well balanced. Not as sweet as some IIPA, but balanced extremely well. No alcohol is noticeable. Excellent beer. Have been waiting to try this for some time now.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2005 Pours a deepcloudy amber body with an enormous white head. Aroma is huge hops of all kinds: piney, citrus, flowers. Intense hop flavors all over and just before it gets too crazy, in comes a nice blast of carmel malts to smooth things out for the finish. One awesome double!!
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden amber color, small white head. Aroma is very floral with hops dominating the profile. Flavor is incredible, smooth and mellow with a good hop kick to it.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent crimson pour, with a monstrous white head that bubbles into islands of cream. Hops, hops and more hops are in the aroma, which waifs up and out of the glass. Suprisingly these monster hops are met with a malty middle that balances this brew nicely. Powerful is the only way to describe this beer, which stays with you long after the last swallow. Whoa.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dirty orange copper color. Has a huge white head that lasts forever. Has a huge piney hop aroma with sweet malt present also. Taste exactly like it smells. Was even smoother as it warmed. Very fine brew.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Great Orange color, very pretty beer with a big white head that stuck to the glass all the way down. The commercial description is pretty acurate on this one. I really enjoyed the balance of this brew, the hops were just right, more floral and citrus than pine and oil as in the Dogfish head style. Very good mouthfeel. extremely enjoyable.
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.