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.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
To me, a double IPA should be all about the hops. Hops, hops and more hops. Balance? To hell with the balance. While this beer is decent, it was a disappointment since Iíve really thought highly of all the other HotD products. The nose has a decent citrus and floral aroma, but nothing to make you pick you face out of the glass and go HEY! The taste is piney but very subdued as is the citrus hops. The beer hides the alcohol very well, do the drinkability of this beer is very high. Overall, I didnít find much to get excited about.
after4ever (7619) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomer. Pours an ever so slightly hazy copper with a towering, fluffy, bubbly white head--gorgeous. Big crisp notes of grapefruit and pine (welcome to the Northwest, right?). High side of medium body, with active, tingly carb (no carb is visible, but the tingle certainly is there). Sharply bitter, resiny palate, but with a clean, herbalish finish that lingers a bit. Not much missing from this one. Glad to call it #400.
JohnnyJ (5419) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2007 Pous a golden orange color with a huge white head. Nice aroma of sweet malt, citrus, orange, caramel, and even some spice. Flavor is a bit odd for an IIPA. Tastes of citrus, bitterness, spice, orange, and a small amount of caramel. Much spicer than most IIPAs. Meduim mouthfeel.
SDalkoholic (2359) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creates a monsterous sized head thats a huge pillow of foam. Super hazy and nearly opaque double IPA that also has plenty of sediment and specs of dust floating around. The aroma gives off a spiced yeast with a decent serving hop but overall a medium amount of olfaction. The drink is strong in its delivery with plenty of spice and bitterness but also some strange flavors of deordant or body wash soap. Other worthy flavors come out such as coriander, all spice, and lemon shavings. Very perculiar imperial double IPA.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange body with a small white head. Fruitiness level is above average for that type of beer. The pineapple and tangerine flavours mix well with the floral hops. Not very sweet. Very hoppy with medium bitterness. Alcohol presence felt a bit more than 7%. Plenty of creamy non-caramelized malt. A very nice beer. A testament to the incredible West-Coast beer scene is the fact that this Blue Dot is just another green dot on the West-Cost Hoppy-Beer radar.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a huge long-lasting off-white head (large bubbles on the outer edges of the head with a dense interior head; quite unique). Aroma of citrus, breadiness, and light pine. Flavor of piney hops and spicy orange peel with a bitter finish.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
mirky golden/yellow color with a mediumly laced head, sweet strawberry nose, grapefruit, pretty hoppy with the dull hop burn in the finish, but not overly done, well balanced but still offering a complex flavor arrangement
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange. Great-looking fluffy head. Fresh-smelling nose (oranges and yeast). Lively carbonation; rather refreshing. Tasty caramel and crystal malt sweetness. Super spicy, with elements of sweet grass, spruce tips, citrus and pepper. Nice level of bitterness to boot. Great beer.