mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bubbly copper with a thin white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma, some grapefruit and malts. Tastes od sweet malts, cinnamon and mild hops. Not as hoppy as Iíd thought, especially for a double IPA. Very bitter aftertaste, but it stood out more becuase the huge hops werent there to back it up. Definitely has a big malt presence and was slightly sweet on the palate. Needs a little more crispness. This would be a decent regular IPA, but for a double it lacks firepower.
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2008 22oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with noticeable carbonation. Bountiful aroma of hops. Really nice smell. First taste is a feel of that carbonation, which quickly gives way to some nice hoppiness, though it doesnít stack up to some of the best IIPAs (e.g. Ruination). It was a nice beer all the way through, but I was left hoping for a wee bit more.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle - pours clear orange with no head; aromas a malty and thick; flavors are equally malty; a decent, but not fantastic DIPA
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orangish color - medium fluffy head. Aroma is sweetly hoppy with notes of citurs. Full rich flavor, malty base that is followed by a creamy finish. Hoppiness permeates thoughout. Nice Imperial IPA.
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orangy in colour, a little hazy. Light orangy head. Hoppy and earthy/grassy in smell. Flavour is sweet, hoppy with a light bitter aftertaste. Simple, smooth and consistent.
BREWMUSKCLES (2565) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2007 all the good taste and character from their ipa with an added alcohol punch. i suppose the occasion might arise for this one from time to time.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a one finger white head that fades and leaves some lacing. Aroma of pine hops, citrus hops, and sweet malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium-full resiny mouthfeel with a well balanced bitterness. Not very complex but damn tasty.
thedm (5776) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a slightly hazy typically carbonated dark orange colored body. The mild aroma was hoppy and floral. The excellent mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish. The thick very yummy flavor contained notes of strong soft hops. A wonderful best in class brew.
theisti (3901) - Kansas, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2007 12 oz. bottle from Gregis. Pour is clear orange amber with a very big, thick off white head. Aroma is pine and citrus hops. Taste is big resinous pine and orange citrus. Very bitter finish. Overall a nice IPA.
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got a bomber from Binnyís. Ended up trying this at a little warmer that what I would like, but I donít think it will affect my rating. Quite a bit of head, hazy copper color. Full bodied, leaving a slick palate. High malt profile, nice bittering on the back end; no bee-sting nectar but still good. Tons of lacing which caked in rings down the glass. Faint aroma on this. This is good for sipping or slamming, so the drinkability is high on this. High alcohol content is not noticable. I actually thought this was their IPA (first offering Iíve tried from these guys.) But it is thier IIPA, they state itís their IPA upgraded about 30%. Good but not overwhelming. Then I thought why does it have to be big; itís very smooth, so my criticalness ended up melting away.