jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber-orange with a large pearl head. Decent lacing. Smells like a hop sandwich. Very citrusy flavor, with a piney finish. Not as extreme as other Double IPAs, but creamy in the mouth and fairly delicious.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Awesome summer beer, period. This beer has got it all, plenty of bitterness and hop aroma to keep things interesting, plenty of alc to keep you happy, plenty of malt to back up those to. But how do they keep it so damn easy drinking?!!!
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2005 [bottle] Pours dark copper - flavors are strong pine at first, then grapefruit and smooth malts. Strong bitterness lingers.. this is excellent.
zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
the beer poured a rich copper color and i have no idea about the head or lacing (wasn’t paying attention and it was poured into the biggest chimay glass ever!) flavor is easy with hints of pine, hops and malt (which creates a nice balance). very slight citrus/bitter flavor towards the end as well. i enjoyed this more than their ipa.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent copper in color with a few miniscule bubble cloisters for the head. Consecutive pours yield somewhat of an icy head. Island party of sugar sweetened grapefruit, pineapple and papaya enzyme for the aroma, joining forces with orange extract and fresh honey. Flavor creates a nice encasement that seems to kick-start the saliva glands into overdrive, and then knock it back down to a dry, chafing finish. Oily, honey dipped hop pellets with borderline sour grapefruit characteristics. Some hovering citric oranges and lemon juice in both flavor and the causal palate response. Traces of dactylic alcohol, which seems improbable while looking at the stats. Admirable sweet malts give a honeysuckle composure, finishing with a bitterness that seems to dangle from the larynx. Well done.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled from magnum bottle. Maximus pours clear copper with a dense, frothy, off-white head with sheets of lacing. A great looking beer. Its aroma is bursting with American hops, but the malts are present and accounted for as well. Flavor is nicely bitter, but a big malt presence adequately disguises the 72.41 IBUs. Caramel and peppery, piney hops dominate the flavor. Its nice, but really simple. Full-bodied, moderately-carbonated with a lingering, bitter finish. Very well made!
Cornfield (5552) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s a modest, creamy, yellowish head sitting atop this deep orange IIPA, but it manages to do some serious lacing as you drink. There’s a sturdy pine and grapefruit hop scent emanating from the ale with a bit of caramel malt oozing through. Medium-bodied and slightly oily, it delivers a solid hop bitterness atop a sturdy malt backbone. The finish is surprisingly abrupt, leaving only a light bitterness in its wake. Pretty decent over all.
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fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very cloudy orange with an ok head that didn’t last. Floaties in there too. I think my bottle was a little overaged. Aromas were great. Very sweet vanilla/caramel along with the expected hops. Flavors were quite hoppy. Somewhat viscous with a decent IPA finish. I think I may have to re-rate this one in the future someday.
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2007 On tap at the Northside Restaraunt. Pours a cloudy dark orange amber with an average size off white head. Strong aroma of pine, floral hops and citrus. Flavor is dry hopped, floral, some citrus and pine. As expected very hoppy, not as nicely balanced as some other IIPA’s I’ve had, but still great. 8-4-7-4-17
Re-rate from a bottle...Pours a translucent golden amber with a smaller bubbly off white head that left some light lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, floral, caramel malt Flavor of floral hop flavor, pine, light grapefruit and some caramel malt. Kind of thin and really not as great as I once remember. Still a solid beer.
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light light orange with an average white head. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit hops. Taste is sharp grapefruit hops. Light body. Nicely hopped. Reminds me of Mojo ipa, somewhat.