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 (33993) - 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 (2387) - 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 (7134) - 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!
Bartzilla (608) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber with Naven. Looks almost like a hefe with the cloudiness. Smells like itís going to be pretty good but sorta bottomed out on taste. I think Iíve made homebrew that tasted similar to this. Thatís not exactly bad, but I think I was expecting just a bit more from something flagged as an Imperial. Iíd probably drink it and maybe even buy it again if there were a subtle price tag attached, but I wouldnít go out of my way for it.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber courtesy of Stles and shared with illini08. poured a cloudy golden yellow with a big white head. plenty of citrus in the nose and throughout the flavor profile. somewhat different than what Iíve become accustomed to for an IIPA, but still very enjoyable. thanks for the bottle Chris.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma was floral and hoppy.Poured light with a white head.Had a good hoppiness with a bitter hop finish.Pretty solid IPA.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared this bottle with Duane. This seemed more like an IPA to me, not so much an IIPA, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Poured a hazy light golden color with a big white head. Citrusy hop aroma wasnít too strong, but it was still very inviting. Spicy and citrusy flavor with plenty of hop bitterness. Not an IIPA to me, but this was still a tasty beer and I liked it.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber via Jimbowood. I think I would just like to incorporate the last rating (Stoutlover72) as my own. Found this beer to be boring, bland, and kinda gross. We all kind of thought it tasted like a mediocore homebrew. Kind of dry, medicinal, and astringent. I thought it needed more sweetnes. An otherwise good brewery.