Cobra (1100) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Ughhh. Nasty. Just plain nasty. 12 oz. brown longneck bottle. Weak pfftt when opened. No freshness date noticed. Poured out a pedestrian shade of copper, with a soapy white head. Aromas are of soap, mostly. Some off aromas are present also. Oxidized severely. Wet cardboard in both the aromas & flavors. What the hell are "Munich" hops anyway? I’ve been homebrewing for 12 years now, & I never even heard of anything called "Munich" hops. Must be some crap they found in the back room & decided to use up. Go back to the drawing board, Clipper City. Your beers are getting worse by the day.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a great golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma was floral hops and citrus. Taste was outstanding, a real nice ruby red grapefruit flavor not too tart or bitter with a touch of sweetness.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delivers the hop punch as advertised. Big floral fruity aroma, hops through and through. Spicy, nearly spritzy between the medium carbonation and spiciness. Well balanced and good mingling of hop varierties. Big flavors but finishes fairly clean. good.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale with a medium white head that fades to a cover. The aroma is citrus and caramel. The flavor is very well balanced with plenty of residual sweetness to go with the high hopping rate. Medium body, smooth texture. At $7.95 a six pack, this is one of the better buys around.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks ot jimbo wood. pours a nice golden colour. aroma is strong floral hops with a similar taste. very smooth mouthfeel. damn fine beer.
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A rich, gold color and a thin, white head. Aroma is big, grassy, mentholated hops and some malt sweetness as a foundation. Flavor is grass clippings, citrusy hops, a good hit of long acidity, overly alcoholic (it has a strong alcoholic taste especially for something that is only 7.5%), and a sweet, nondescript malt that I like for the style. Good, but incredibly out of balance with those warming, higher alcohols.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wonderfully aromatic hops at first. Fruity with notes of grapefruit and pineapple. Bitter resin and carbonic gaseousness come next, and a light metallic bite. Has a bit of sweet maltiness to it, too. Dark golden clear with thick foamy off-white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, easy drinking and no carbonic burn. Starts with some acidity and medium malt sweetness. Quickly, the hops take over and impart a fruity yet stark bitterness that precludes all else. Resin and grapefruit finish with dry and bitter after. Hoppy and good, just a bit watery.
Sammy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow, nice head. Hoppy grapefruit aroma. Deep hop taste, not malted away as others I have had of this style. Lace, significant carbonation. A hophead fix, and a but tough on the palate. I favour regular IPAs myself. To be drunk slowly. Thanks Dr. Jay.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
this was a perfect light copper color. had a decently large hop aroma to it. I got some mild soap going on in the begining but it smoothed out nicely. This isnt bad, but i used to live in san diego and i know this isnt huge on hops. It is pretty damn nice and mellow though while remaining a duece.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
There was a heavy hop/resin aroma, The head was cream, off-white and mostly diminished. Body was clear and amber. Moderate bitter taste initially and throughout. Decent carbonation. A really good DIPA. Good drinkability.