Gachupines (1247) - USA - OCT 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a nice white head which fades a bit while drinking. Aroma is of pine. Flavor is pine and citrus hops with a decent malt backbone. Definitely a beer for hopheads, but remains drinkable. Might not be the most complex or interesting IIPA, but it is quite enjoyable for the hopheads out there.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Clear dark amber colour with a decent off-white head. Fruity (oranges/grapes) and malty aroma. Sweet flavour and thick palate. Mandatory dry and very bitter finish. Not the most sophisticated I2PA...
jonas (6699) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Citric, piney and orangepeel hop aroma. Amber, golden, creamy head. Quite dry pine, grassy hops dominate. Puckering dry finish. Grassy and orangepeel aftertaste. Quite extreme.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange with a dirty white head. Aroma is big bready malts, carmel, and toasted notes. Flavor is sweet bready malts. Dry bitter finish. The body is pretty thick initially, but seems to get more watery with each sip.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep copper color, with a medium white head. Hops in the aroma, piney and citrusy. Taste is somewhat subdued for an IIPA, citrus and pine hops with some cookie malt. Decent bitterness right from the start. It’s ok.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer starts with a deep, brassy hue capped by a moderate and white frothy head. Hops are at the forefront in the aroma with big elements of spruce, grapefruit and orange. The malts are subdued, merely a touch of cookies and light caramel. Beginning with a light caramel sweetness, a bold hoppy prelude and strong fruity acidity, there is a slow malt fade as the finish reveals a sharp and striking hop bite. The finish is off-dry, the texture managing a certain slickness despite the bustliing carbonation. I could easily do without the caramel presence and a drier finish, but this is still a very effective hop vehicle and a good (non-barleywine!) DIPA.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my Duvel glass a hazy orange/amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of piney hops. Big beer flavor you’d expect from a 2IPA and then some. Full of hop bitterness from start to finish, a hop lovers delight. Backed by a mild malty sweetness to balance the flavors rather nicely. The hops left my taste buds tingling for quite a while afterward. This is one nice big beer. If you like hops, try it.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of orange hop resins. Taste is aggressive with hop resins that are fruity and piney. Notes of toffee, grapefruit, and pine. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and resinous with lively carbonation.
mgmike4 (30) - valencia, California, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The flavor had some similarities to an amber ale...very strong malt presence and sweetened with carmel. Aroma was piney and some notes of grapefruit. Alcohol was somewhat noticable but not overwhelming. 7.5% got to me pretty well. Palate was the best part....well balance of dryness and biterness.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber, with a thick tan head. Sweet hoppy aroma, almost like the sweetness in fruit or flower’s aroma. Medium body with a bigger malt flavor than anticipated. A bit sweet and lingering in the finish.