jason (1682) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. An old rating from Febuary. Clear amber body with thin head. Aroma is hoppy, grassy. Flavor is light citrus, sweet, lightly carbonated, very mild with a light mouthfeel. Tangy aftertaste and light bitterness. Finishes dry with a somewhat metallic taste.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on draft @ iron hill Lancaster. Poured clear amber color with a one finger white head. Aroma is of very floral a piney hops. I was in love even before I tasted it. Taste is the same with hints of grapefruit and orange. Balanced well, at least for me.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Date: 02/10/2007
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer
Words: North Wales
clear dark amber, frothy white head, sweet tangerine aroma, sweet fruity flavor, light bitterness, not much else, solid flavorful way to deliver hops,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Iron Hill North Wales. Pours a brilliant, orangish-yellow color; off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. Dense, resiny aroma; orange and dry citrus hops. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: dense citrus and orange hops; pleasant balancing candy sugar malt character; dense, but soft and sugary starting at mid-palate. Lengthy, dry citrus finish.
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 I’ve now had 4/5 "Hopzillas" listed on Ratebeer. I just need the Wild Duck to be complete, but it’s retired and not made anymore. Had this on draft at North Wales. Very sharp c-note hops in the nose, dank even, with some olive oil and grapefruit hop resin in the nose. Fluffy yeast on the tongue, maybe a sourdough quality as well, with some muddiness in the hop flavors as well. Sharp and oily, but light on the tongue over the middle, mostly just sharp up front. Oily rather than crisp I would say, with some fruity bitterness and some moderately strong grassiness in the finish. I like.
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was just a re-lable of their IPA or IIPA, but seeing as it’s an entry, here goes...
On tap. Medium copper in color with a very small off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral and light caramel. Tastes follow with a grapefruit bitter finish.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one is great, with a medium copper pour and fluffy, two-finger off-white head. The aroma is intense and hoppy, with a solid caramel malt and some tropical fruit notes. The flavor and palate are complex, well balanced, hoppy, fruity, with a solid caramel malty backbone. I growlered this one, and enjoyed every ounce.
alobar (2867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper color with a soapy white head. Nice aroma of hops and citrus and maybe some malts. Taste is citrusy up front with a bitter but enjoyable aftertaste. Hints of pine abound. Great beer!
TomDecapolis (4539) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Phoenixville location. Pours a translucent golden amber with a foamy off white head that laced. Aroma of orange, lots of caramel malt, very hoppy with some floral as well. Flavor of chewy hops, pine, grapefruit, caramel, toffee, toasted malts, fruity esters and lots of hop bitterness.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gen Lafayette strong ale fest. Pretty decent DIPA overall, but didnt really impress me. Medium amber with a lasting sticky off white head. Aroma is typical piney and citrus hops, light orange peel, some grapefruit and a good malt backbone. Flavor is similar hop character, but it doesnt have that bite or resiny hopiness that I look for in a DIPA. Too much malt and not enough hops.