TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours a really attractive honey color with a big, fluffy off white head that is totally retained. Aroma is BIG grapefruit hoppy goodness with a bit of pine resin. Flavor is really nice, juicy citrus, sweet pineapple, wonderful hoppy bitterness. I have not been a big fan of Double IPAs lately, but I really am enjoying this one. Great job, Green Flash!!
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bomber poured into my pint glass.
Pours a golden color with only the slightest of head that quickly recedes and is gone.
Smell. The smell is sticky-icky. You know when you get done cutting the grass and you turn the mower over to clean out the clumps. Yeah, that in a glass.
The taste is pretty much the same as the smell but with the obvious hop bitterness. Now Iím more of a fan of the simcoe hop. The juicier, more citrusy hop.
But for what itís worth, this beer was easily drinkable. It went down smooth. The mouthfeel was well balanced between the hops and what malt there was.
The alcohol does come through quite apparent. Itís not hiding no where. Itís as up front as the hops are.
Which is about the only thing that keeps this beer from being highly sessionable. A good offering. I would have again.
Sammy (9442) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Better than average double IPA at Pizza Port in Port Carlsbad. Good hop juice, piney. Drinkable though over 100 IBU. Orangey colour with white head. Citrus taste. Satisfying though assaulting as it is. Summit and nugget hops. A change of pace, but their IPA and most IPA are more my speed.
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A TREMENDOUS I2PA! Something Iíll tell the grandkids about. Intense hoppieness that doesnít dry you out. Pours yellow with crazy carbonation factor 5. Smells of hops with hops added. Tastes like a liquid pine tree meets hop flavored bubbilicious.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at DIPA fest. Very aggressive beer,
dominated by very floral yet bitter hops.
Nice mouthfeel and lasting bitter finish. Aroams are nice as well, fruity and piney with an added floral component. Very good.
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
CHRONIC!!! this is soooo good, i voted this peopleís choice award at the KLCC brewfest, nearly perfect balance of all things perfect.
Pailhead (5555) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. The aroma is very piney with a moderate citrus presence. It pours a transparent orange with a msall white head. The flavor is very tropical fruity up front. It finishes with moderate citrus and lgiht grapefruit hops. Itís not nearly as hoppy as I expected, especially having already tried their regular IPA.
buck1313 (3) - USA - FEB 9, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As it poured in the pint, I noticed a very frothy, creamy white head that really clung to the glass. The hop aroma was very apparent as it should be for an IIPA. Citrus and pine notes were the major hop aroma I noticed. The alcohol was not hidden in the beer. In fact, it was quite in your face. My pour had very low carbonation. I think a little more would have taken away from the very harsh bitterness. It was good, but I want not overly impressed. I wouldnítgo out of my way looking for it. It is easy to over-hop a beer with little balance. I think Green Flash achieved that with this beer.
decaturstevo (5407) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to illinismitty for sharing this one with us in Nashville. A huge aroma of fresh hops with a hint of sweet malt. An orange amber pour with an excellent gooey lace that clings to the glass like a leach. A subtle creeping sort of flavor taht expands through your mouth like a dense fog. The hops are the show here but the malt makes for a well balanced beer. The palate is smooth and full. A pretty good beer with a good hop profile good body.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 6, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2007 orange body with a thick white head that left lacing.aroma starts like your usual san diego i.p.a.,then transforms into an "ivy" type aroma.flavor is loaded with ivy as well.along with some ice tea.orange pop sickles,and cactus.as usual the s.d.i.p.a.ís dont disappoint.