UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - MAY 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2008 Nice IIPA, but for whatever reason, the hopping just isnít working together for me. They seem to be pleasing at the first sip, but then they just coat your tongue and leave a reisdue that doesnít seem to go away. As one reviewer said, it is distinct for sure.
Addition: I find there to be a bit of a barkeyness to it...
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of Storm. Hazy golden with a dense, off-white head. Fresh and very citrusy aroma. Solid body with some caramel malt and then a very distinct hoppy finish. 100507
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 Draft at Galaxy Hut. Much better than bottled. Copper pour off white head. Resiny, piny nose and sweet malt flavor balanced with a nicely hopped bitter finish.
guzzler67 (1665) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber appearance with a large, off white head and good lacing. Resinous hop aroma with a herbal edge. Flavor is full of citrusy hops but there is enough of a malt backbone to add balance. Hops dominate the aftertaste, though, and linger through the bitter, long lasting finish.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2007 Golden-amber color with medium white head. Aroma is a mega-hop blast with lots of pine, heavy flowers, and lime. Taste has a heavy and sweet pine, honey, and lemon flavor - sweet and bitter, but not quite on par with the top dogs from the area. Most disappointing part about this is that their regular IPA is much smoother and of higher quality (hence the 15 overall).
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 16, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. brown bomber bottle. No freshness date seen anywhere. Pours out a hazy orange color, with a sticky tan head. left a decent lacing on the sides of the glass. Aromas are pure hops. Nothing but hops. Flavors are nothing but hops. The hops overpower the malts by a great deal. Medium mouthfeel. Unbalanced by a longshot.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
mostly clear bright amber color, thick foamy and fluffy tall head. aroma is sappy pine needles on branches, charred pine cones too. flavor is a smokey sweet caramel malt like pine cones were smoked in the malt. flavor of piney hop starts well balanced with the malty sweetness, then the hops get bitter and even sharp in the finish, approaching hot. bitter greens liek dandilions. lots of clingy chunks of lacing hang on the inside of the glass.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a pretty damn decent IPA but Iím not sure it feels fully like an IIPA. Not bold or body enough. Some heavy malt and lots of bitter hops in this guy. Orange and grassy and perfume.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle,shared by Beermouth, thanx) Grassy and freash hop aroma, semi hazy, white head and with a dark yellow color. Heavy, yet balanced taste of the malts vs. the BU. Does not get metallic at all n the finish, witch shows me a really good feel for ballance, looking at the bottle-aging. Soothes out real nice.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 Oz Bottle. Lemon, cat and Simcoe heavy aroma, dosed with heaps of resins and cones. Mostly piney with nips of orange liqeur. Pours a sainted clean, clear gold with a rim of linen white. On the mouth, initially a standard double IPA, with bristling pine cones, warm bready sugars, and a whole chaotic swirl of hop characters. A halcyon of cone production. This sorts out into a drier, bitter herbal quality, with the malt falling behind and finding a seat behind turpentine and grain alcohol. A nip warm and nosing, but generally composed of pleasing hop flavors. Iím not sure if I would have chose to build this beer with only Summit and Nugget, but as a duo they mostly get the job done before losing to a scathing bath of grass alcohols. Unique and somewhere in the field of decent west coast IIPAs. Some weird awkward tropical fruits and coarse grain characters show up down the line.