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 (3824) - 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 (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 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.
Fresh can, many years later. A different beer and I get it, light grapefruit
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, 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.
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
#900 This was on my want list for a little bit of time... fortunately Matt was willing to share this. The beer pours to a glowing golden/orange body with a nice white head and a nice spotty lacing. The aroma is very hoppy. Citrus, peaches, perfume, light caramel malt. Awesome. The flavor is hoppy but not bitter at all. The must have used a ton of caramel malt to balance out the hops. The palate is not bitter at all. Medium-light silky body. Delightful. Nice beer for #900.
Tmoney99 (12420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a deep amber with an average rocky white head that was lasting. Heavy hoppy citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Moderate hoppy bitter flavor with an average finish.
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden color with a tall lasting light cream colored head. Huge hops aromas with citrus and pine, along with a touch of sweet sour kraut and resin. Perhaps too may hops can create really funky nose. Perfumy hops flavors start at the tip of the tongue and fade slowly across the palate. A very light malt middle and rather dry finish. Almost comes across a touch watery as it does not have much malt depth to back up the hops. A hopshead type brew.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle with a huge thanks to slob for the gift pack containing this hop bomb! Pours clear amber with fast diminishing moderate off-white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Very aromatic dominated of course by citric hops, grapefruit and some pine, a little earthiness and hints of malt. Flavor is again dominated by hops, orange, grapefruit and spicy herbal notes, malt character is noticible by overpowered by the tart and bitter flavors. This is a hop lovers dream, deliciously puckering and citrusy, with a bit of fresh fruit sweetness and vanila as well. Medium body and creamy/foamy carbonaton. Mouth tingling good.
Pailhead (6032) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Bucknaked via trade. Big aroma of apricot, pineapple and grapefruit hops. Pours a bright transparent orange with a small white ring around the edges of the glass. Sugary pineapple up front with a big grapefruit hop finish. Well balanced.