hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade with DragonStout (thanks!). Poured a deeper and muddy amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of earthiness, pine, tropical fruits, and spicey. Tastes of pine, spices, caramel, and citrus.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a vibrant orange-amber color. Aroma is pine, nectarine, and melon. Taste is rather bitter, some citrus comes through, and I also detect a floral or spicy taste.
Juelze (1137) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for the trade Ross. Pours a deep amber color with thin white head. Aroma is light grapefruit, malt, some resin and some earthiness. Taste is citrus hops, malt, vegetal and dirt. Alcohol is well hidden but that’s is it’s only redeeming quality. It seems like someone dropped some potting soil in a mediocre DIPA.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delightful grapefruity citrus filled IPA. Dark hazy copper pour minimal white bubbles around the edges. Nose huge on all things citrus......grapefruit is quite potent. This beerseriousy reminds me of good grapefruit juice. Very well done with the malts bringing up the rear just enough to really balance her out.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a muddy looking, dark brownish amber with a small, off-white head that settles quickly to a thin film. Random spots of lacing noted. The aroma is very fruity and malty, which isn’t what I was expecting from a fresh IIPA. I picked up notes of melon, orange, grapefruit and pine amongst big, malty caramel and nougat scents. The flavor is again dominated by malts, with caramel, nougat, and even faint hints of chocolate showing through. The hops are discernible, though far more subdued than I would expect. Orange, grapefruit, and pine varieties are all present. Medium-full bodied and very smooth, this one drinks more like a light barleywine than a IIPA. This is an enjoyable beer, but one that defies its description, and most likely, the brewer’s original intentions.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2008 750ml bottle maybe actually a bomber from JMichalel shared with Bartzilla. Pours orange with a 1 finger head. Nose is hoppy and sweet. Taste is sweet big and full of a nice big ass kick. Pretty damn nice east coast imperial ipa.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with off white head. Aroma has hops, pine and citrus. The flavor is full of hops. Really nice bitter finish. Definately one of my favorites from Highland.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in trade with performula. Good pine, resin and citrus aromas hit the nose. Orange body with off white head. Flavor started out with a malty sweetness. Citrus hops kick in middle to finish. Dry bitterness hits the palate near the finish. Good Brew.
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber with one finger white head. The nose is smooth and subtle only hinting at the citrus and hoppy flavor. The flavor is crisp and much to ones surprise much more aggressive that the aroma would have you think. A pleasant surprise.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange reddish in color with a nice white fluffy white head. Hoppy citrusy malty aroma. Malty and citrusy hoppy flavor. Caramel roasty piney notes. Sticky malt taste. Finish is bitter. Medium bodied. Nice beer.