smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - a huge Cascade nose. Unbalanced, just like I like it. Maybe a touch of hot malt in the aroma as well. An attractive amber body with a beige head that was gone rather quickly - possibly due to a less than aggressive pour. The first sip seemed to be more balanced than the aroma indicated. That changes rapidly. Straight forward and rather one dimensional. Honestly, I was surprised to see this rated as high as it is.
slowrunner77 (3443) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ample bitterness but too much malt and booze for my tastes. More barleywine like than iipa, except for the very very strong bitter aftertaste. Lacking the florals or citrus or pine that a good ipa has to have. I don’t mind balance, but this was too heavy. Tasted and smells like an older ipa, but it was just released to the area..."
drpimento (2233) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I would not say that this is a balanced beer but a beer of opposites that work very well together. Poured with a huge fluffy sudsy cream-colored head plenty of lace and a clear dark honey amber color. Aroma is Malt, some resiny hops and a touch of citrus. Flavor has lots of malt sweetness, a lot of bitterness and enough carbonic tang to set it off. Body is excellent. Super drinking beer.
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tmongoose (1312) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared. This is an old bottle very old. True representation will be difficult. I am sure it pours a medium orange color with a white head. I am sure the hop flavor is very good but this old bottle has carmalized still good but not what you expecting.
JakobHoumoller (20) - DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy light amber colour. The aroma has notes of caramel, citrus and pine. The taste sweet malt, pine and grapefruit. Very balanced sweetness/hoppiness/alcohol presence. Nice drinkable double IPA.
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a pretty average double IPA. I actually like the single IPA, the Hoppin to Heaven, better than this one. There is just nothing special about this beer that blows me away. It pours an amber color with a small off-white head. There is plenty of lacing left around the glass. There isn’t much in the aroma; only some subtle hints of light hops and a hint of caramel malt. The body strength and mouthfeel are both about average. The flavors are kind of bland for a double IPA. There’s certainly hops here, but just not enough that knocks me off my chair. The flavors are nicely balanced, with delicious notes of grapefruit, oranges, toasted malt, caramel, alcohol and some floral, grassy notes. The beer finishes nicely, with a dry, bitter and floral flavor of hops.
Ferris (4339) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Woody, pine and earthy hops, with a big malty backbone. Clear dark amber with a thin white head. More like an American Barleywine with big malty caramel and a bitter hoppy finish. Earthy and woody, very nice.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. Dominated by caramel and tropical fruits, grape, citrus, mango and pineapple.
Lilja (1646) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmm, en flaska från Brill. En riktig fin dubbel IPA. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, pesika, aprikos. Lagom söt, stor kropp, tjock med en fin beska med smak och tall och grapefrukt.
Vignale (2068) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från Brill som inte är purfärsk men heller inte gammal. En ganska mörk ornagebrun färg med lågt krämigt skum. En söt DIPA med rejäl maltkropp som får mig att tänka BW eller ASA, humlen är där, inte jättepigg men fortfarande maffig. Mycket karamel, grapemarmelad, tall, aprikos, persika, rejäl beska. Ett häftigt och gott öl, men inte riktigt min typ av DIPA å andra sidan är den riktgt välgjord och kroppen imponerar.
pushkinwow (2018) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capones. About 3 years old so a completely different experience from when I had it fresh - poured it carefully to keep the dead yeast and sediment in the bottle. Apricot, fig, still piny with some citrus, mild carbonation and full body, sweet with a nice bitterness underneath, but definitely past its prime.