hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber - from Lionshead Liquors, Vail. I’m gonna stop drinking this style - its just too much! Pours a murky gold with some lacing. Huge pine, grapefruit aroma. Very malty and aggressively hoppy. Lasting grapefruit tang. Not the best double IPA but a good punchy effort.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Canals in Marlton, NJ ever more enlightened selection of craft brews, I found this one on the shelf and opened it as my Hannukah present for the night... Pours a very hazy deep amber with a tall khaki head. Extremely aggressive pine resin aroma with some citrus notes wafting about. Definately a hophead brew. Some grapefruit up front with toffee and milk chocolate but those flavors are quickly overtaken by hops - big hops - if this beer was a basketball player, it could dunk from half court. Firm texture with a lasting bitter finish topped off by a gentle alcohol note. Overall, this is an impressively aggressive brew that stayed on the rails more often than not but it is not quite balanced enough to contain the bitterness around the twisties.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at O’Briens. This one arrived a clear amber orange with a slight haze in the bar light. Aroma is hop dominated, grapefruit and pine with subtle malt sweetness. Flavor is also mostly hoppy as expected, bright citrus and pine, malts are toasty and mild, but enough to hold up the brash bitterness. Medium to full body and crispy carbonation. Quite enjoyable.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle split two ways. Light hazy orange in color. Aroma, is pine and malt, some citrus. Taste is bitter and piney with citrus and malt in the background...
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle poured a clear copper/orange color with a nice slightly off white head. The aroma was spot on for an IPA with loads of citrus, pine and grapefruit. The taste was about as close to perfect as it gets, wonderfull balance of hops and malts with the alcohol never overpowering. Overall the most well rounded Double IPA around.
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle shared courtesy of dickinsonbeer. Poured a medium and clear orange color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of pine with lighter citrus. Tastes of pine, citrus, and some caramel. Light lacing left on the glass. I liked the hoppiness in this.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to whaleman for breaking this 22 ounce bottle open...
Appears a transparent, light orange with a small white head. Tiny speckles of lacing are left aound the glass.
Smell is of skunky, sticky marijuana, spicey, earthy, citrus, bordering cat piss, and intense spiced grapefruit.
Taste is sweet, spicey, citrus, earthy, bitterly hopped, woody with a grassy rawness.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, bitter, mildly sweet, and semi-dry.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear golden body and moderate, sudsy white head. Fresh hop bag aroma with ripe grapefruit and pine resin notes. Minimum malt presence... to its credit. Great hop profile. Nice citric, aspirin bitterness. Medium, juicy, hop-textured body. In the vein of Pliny.
TomDecapolis (4445) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to dickinsonbeer. Pours a translucent golden amber with an average white creamy head. Aroma was an all out bag of hop pellets, lots of pine/grapefruit and a very hidden malt profile. Flavors of the same, not a whole lot of hop bitterness though, some hints of malt.
egajdzis (5277) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark golden color with a small, off white head that left spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops, citrus fruits, tobacco, resin, grassy (herb?) hops, (woulda mistaken amarillo here). Taste of more pine resin, tobacco, sticky caramel malts, with bitter grapefruit, and a certain herb taste. Pretty nice.