grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an interesting brew. The sediments in the bottle make me froth at the mouth. They taste like little hop sprites. Pours with a giant head. Uncontrollable. Color is light copper amberish. Head dissipates. Smells Florally and piney...mostly piney. Mouthfeel is nice and thick due to the alcohol. As others have noted it looks too pale to be 7.5% but definitely is. Pine tar lays out flat on the back of my tounge, with strangely enough a swiss cheese bitterness. aftertaste is astringent like rubbing alcohol...not that Iíve drunk that before though...right. Good brew. Donít think I could drink more than one in one sitting though. Ruination still dominates.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a solid IPA. Very strong hop character along with some citrus flavor. Wow, large head initially then diminishes with good lacing.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber color with a small, quickly diminishing head. Has a refreshing aroma of spruce, grapefruit, and orange peel. Creamy palate and a hoppy flavor.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This IIPA pours with an amber orange body topped by a thick, off-white head with lots of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with a very slight hop note and a touch of lemon. Not the aroma I was expecting. The flavor is slightly sweet yet mostly bitter, piney and hoppy with a slight grapefruit note and a good amount of malt. The finish is very bitter and piney. Full bodied, slightly warming and slightly dry.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A thick golden color with robust head. A good flavor with plenty of hops that donít overwhelm the taste. Not the best Double IPA, but tasty. A little expensive.
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2004 22 oz bottle: poured into a shaker. really nice deep golden color with a modest creamy head. doesnt smell as hoppy as i expected but, pretty nice. feels goon in my mouth- thick creamy and alittle sticky. tastes pretty malty and very hoppy. its a really mellow double ipa but i like it alot still.
aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty tasty little beer. Surprisingly pale for a beer ringing in at almost 8%. Itís a light amber, very clear on the first pour, with an excellent eggshell head thatís the perfect consistency. It lingers nicely as well. The aroma is intensely hoppy, as is the flavor, but the beer isnít overly bitter. In fact, if itís overly anything, itís overly sweet. The sweetness definitely turns it into a slow sipper.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big white head, dark orange color. Aroma: fresh, floral, fruity, hoppy. This is self-hyped as highly hopped, hence the boastful name, but on first sip, Iím not overwhelmed. First impression: a more alcoholic extra pale ale, but not the hoppiest of IPAs by a long shot. Smooth palate, medium body, easy-drinking.But overall, a disappointment.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
murky copper color, crisp malt and awesome hop presence.
TakushBrewer (19) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn i love this brew. Hoppy, great aroma, perfectly balanced, the English troops in India would have loved this.