brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle enjoyed while frying my first turkey on Thanksgiving 2007. Pours hazy amber with a wispy head and very small carbonation. Tons of hops in the aroma with sticky topical fruit and grapefruit. Yummy. The flavor is everything the aroma suggests with powerful hops that push tons of grapefruit and citrus peal on you with a hint of tropical fruit. Dry mouth feel and good carbonation level. Quite enjoyable.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber body with a small beige head. The nose is grapefruit, tangerine, caramel and apricot. The flavor is lightly sweet with grapefruit, pithy orange, tangerine and light caramel. Medium body is round with light carbonation and a bitter finish that is a bit on the thin side.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Hazed amber brown with a small off-white head. Lemon candies and pink grapefruit. Taste starts the same but just briefly. Pineapple and toffee soothes the buds before growing pine, juniper and green olive. Quite an assault of bitterness but manages to achieve some overall balance.
Dorwart (2535) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent head of varying sized bubbles. Light carbonation. Succulent aroma. Lots of pineapple, and other citrus, soft malts and a bit of piney hops in the background. Color is a nice orange mahagony. Smooth and medium bodied palate. Lots of roasted malts, some caramel and plenty of bitterness. Lots of herbal notes late swallow along with some juniper. A little bit of noticable alcohol. Finishes medicinal, bitter and dry with a LONG lingering bitterness. A damn good and remarkably refreshing IIPA. Great aroma up front and although the flavor does not live up to the succulent aroma, it still does not disappoint.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Having enjoyed five of their other brews, I expected Hoppin’ Frog’s DIPA to be bigger than it turned out to be. I may be getting jaded by my heavy consumption of highly hopped ales, but this left me wanting more. Still very good, pouring a slightly hazed amber body with a creamy off-white head. Heavy lacing, too. The aroma is mainly hops, grapefruit followed by zest of lemon an a touch of pine, with a wee bit of caramel sweetness coming through. There’s more of a malt presence in the flavor, needed to combat the sturdy hop bitterness that grows as the drinking continues. The finish is a prolonged hoppy bitterness, mainly grapefruit and grapfruit rind, that lasts until the next bottle is opened. Nice.
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Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crizay hooked me up with this juicy IIPA via trade, thanks buddy. Pours a perfect copper with frothy tan head. The aroma has a mild strength to it containing really fresh Cascade hops. It almost smells like it has been wet hopped. I get grapefruit, orange rind and a faint malt sweetness. The taste is very refreshing with mostly semi sweet grapefruit hop flavor and also bitterness. Then mild maltiness shows up briefly and mixes in with green (wet) Cascade hops. As the finish draws in the grapefruit bitterness builds. The after taste leaves mild grapefruit hop bitterness as well as a hint of malt sweetness. There was no sense of the 8.2% ABV. This is a big hoppy beer that just hits the spot. Nicely done.
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. a little bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma is hop heaven, citrus, pine, floral notes. Very strong aroma. The flavor is full of hops as well. Citrus, pine, citrus again. Very little malt. This had a surprising clean finish considering the IBU listing on the bottle (162 if I remember correctly).
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a very good ipa with a hoppy floral taste but it was not as strong as most double ipas but it had a nice malty finish.CHEERS!
Modulo (6) - Sellersville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really enjoyed this brew... was lacking in citrus overtones but excellent nonetheless.
A- Outtanding. Almost able to smell the floral notes of hops.
A- Beatufil dark amber color with head exhibiting caramel white.
F- Again missing citrus edge but with quality in check probably designed that way.
P- Great DIPA bite
O- A great beer and defintly will go back for more mean menalashi
cheap (5307) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2007
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 Sampled in a green glass, from a bottle at the Bocktown. Looks like a slightly darker pale yellow american lager, I think. Big hoppy floral aroma with mashed pine needles. A taste impact of bitter soap, I think I accidentally sampled the men’s room hand soap container, better turn up the lights. This style is not my cup of tea but this beer is an excellent example of this dreaded style. Barely any carbonation. An insult to the tender buds of the lager lover. Very bitter lingering over the top finish, get me a chaser of Old heathen. OK, IPA lovers, you can smile since my whole face is puckered.