walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft, Baja Bean, Staunton VA. Yellow gold with white head. Nose is a blast of hops, from citrusy, with grapefruit and lemon, to piney and earthy and also herbal. Medium bodied, well balanced bitterness and fantastic hop flavors throughout, not at all overbearing as the name might imply. The alcohol is well masked, I wouldnít have pegged this as one of the heavy seas series. Quite tasty.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours a hazy yellow with a good white head, which is fairly lasting and produces good lacing. Has a strong hoppy aroma of spruce and pine. Smells like a dense forrest. Has good carbination and mouthfeel. Has a muted bitter taste, much lighter than the aroma would lead you to believe. Has a nice finish with a decent aftertaste. This is a fairly decent beer.
Suttree (5422) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange, maybe burnt sienna, and no head. Huge grapefruit aroma, mingled with some smoky scents. plus more grapefruit. Heavy bodies, and very hoppy. Big floral hop flavors - citrus and fresh black pepper. Very tasty. Thanks to Springslicker for this one!
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The immediate nose on the pour was all flowery hops . Nice amber body, great lacing from the head. Wow, sweet, juicy, like a great fresh glass of ruby red grapefruit. This is an excellent IPA, thanks go out to OHIODAD, this is one I may have passed over myself.
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. bottle. Pours a red-twinged golden with a beautiful soapy head with lovely lacing developing over the course of consumption. The nose connotes orange blossom and ambrosia. The mouthfeel is unctuous with pronounced notes of grapefruit without being overly bitter. Near perfect balance, this beer is quite nice. Glad itíll be available year round. Serious competition for some of the established IPA favorites.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I really liked this beer. Actualy part of a very large lot of beers I got on my 21st birthday. I love IPAs, unquestionably my favority kind of beer. So, a great IPA is always a special beer for me. This is one of those IPAs that comes out really balanced. Some beers try to go too crazy, which is fun sometimes, but the sweetness and hops really go well together in this and make for a really drinkable balanced beer.
Kevin (2148) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice clear orange pour that shines in the light with a lasting nicotine stain looking pocked white head. Yep, there are hops in this. Grass? Yep. Pine? Yep. Citrus? Yep. The orange and cut grass nose is dominant here. Very inviting. Roasted hop flavor that is a bit rough. A sweetness exists here but it is overpowered and shoved to the back by the woody hop flavor that runs a bit off to the point of having an iced tea flavor. A heavy handed IPA but not really bad.
Ap-4 ar- 8 tas- 5 pal- 2 ov-12
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - FEB 19, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was shit. I donít even think it should be called a double IPA. Color was a light orange...had a fastly disappearing head. Aroma was extremely muted and bland...just a bit of citrusy hops and a tad of alcohol. Taste was totally bland too...what they hell are you guys talking about...this isnít hoppy enough for my grandmother. It was too sweet as well. I didnít even attempt to finish this slut until nearly 2 hours after I opened it... only then when it was about 65-68 some odd degrees did it take on any flavor what soever. Clipper City can suck my balls.
jrob21 (2846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Holy smokes, if you donít like hops donít get this one. Very hop forward with tastes of apple and pear. Finishes rather quickly. Very carbonated and a decent beer.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours apricot orange with a white head that didnít really linger too long. Aroma is very hoppy - citrus and pine for sure. First sip really took me by surprise - I didnít expect such a big body from this ale. Tastes very flavorful in the hop arena and malty a bit toward the end. Finish is more bitter hops. They really kinda caught me in the back of the throat. Fun beer, Iíd enjoy it again. A little big on the body for a straight up ipa, but the flavor is definitely there. Thanks goes out to JHop for the trade!