bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Golden and orange coloured - a bit murkey - small head. A bit sharp and slightly sour. Notes of citric and yeasts. Too high carbonated and kinda dry.
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Cloudy straw-colored ale with a huge, fizzy, white head. Terrific, wispy retention. Breadsy, fruity, spicy nose. The aroma is reminiscent of a saison or Belgian blond, not an IIPA. No hint of hops, just light banana, coriander and dough. The hops really HIT AND STICK with that first sip, though. Bitter as Hell. Grapefruit rind, bitter tannins and a pinch of salt. Lengthy, tongue-numbingly bitter, dry finish. Cheers to jimbowood for shipping the bottle!
Skinnyviking (8689) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. High white and lasting head. Hazy golden body. Sweet and fruity hops aroma. Powerful hops flavor and just a hint of the alcohol.
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of pine with underlying citrus, and I think yeast. Hazy apricot amber color. Decent white head. Starts with a Belgian yeast aspect! Then itís on to hop and some malt. Iíd say itís a Belgian approach to an IPA. Develops some fruit along the edges of the tongue. After a few sips it seems like thereís orange in here. This one is complex to me.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Dark golden with a huge billowing white head. The aroma is pine needles, lemony dish soap, powdered sugar. The flavor passes everything and goes straight to a rough bitter finish. Medium body with quite a bit of carbonation. Not all that imperial.
westcoastbias (12) - panama city, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
transparent amber with an out of this world white head. Nose was very citrusy with a whif of grain. This made my taste buds stand on end, lots of carbonation (bomber) with huge amounts of hops. Wierd calling this an Imperial or double, seems like a hef with buckets of hops but they make it and I only drink it so.............interesting beer not a winner though
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An unclear orange beer with a dying white head. The aroma is very powerful with notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and wheat. The flavor is sweet with strong fruity notes - especially pineapple and grapefruit, leading to a dry bitter end. Nice one.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from cbkschubert. Thanks Craig for another great hook up! Loud fizz and good aroma, very hoppy smell. Pours a huge head that got to be like a little science experiment. Very pale/orangey look, clear with decent head and ring. Good flavor and very hoppy. Tastes somewhat similar to doggieclaws. Very smooth and very well balanced. Great brew although different than any IIPA Iíve ever had. Cheers!
ElGaucho (2391) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 3-24-13: re-rate. brought back from Portland by my fiancee. amazing bubble gum hop aroma with pine. murky dark yellow, dishwaterish. strong hop flavor, fruity. not much head or lace. awesome DIPA. A little flat. 11-24-06: Hadnít heard of this brew before stumbling across it at Bevmo, Mtn View. Dry, citrus aroma with some sour notes and hints of Belgian yeast. Murky, light orange body with a large, frothy, small bubble white head. Belgian qualities. Fairly heavily carbonated. Sweet, not overly hoppy in a west coast sense. Different. Not a knock you over the head hop monster. Very nice. 7,5,8,5,17
blankboy (7216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a huge mostly-lasting rocky white head. Lovely, huge hoppy aroma -- thereís some malt there but itís mostly about the citrus hops. Flavour: Oh boy, thatís delicious! A wonderful hop medley with just enough malt backing it up and a long and very bitter finish. Nice medium to full body. Simply fantastic, I loved it!