Gachupines (1185) - USA - SEP 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with white head. Aroma is mainly hops and some citrus. Taste is also strongly of hops. Malt backbone in the finish. Decently strong, but not overpowering and alcohol is decently hidden. Overall, quite good would definitely pick it up again.
Kodos (205) - USA - SEP 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Heavy pine, citrusy, lemons in the nose. Starts off sweet with heavy caramel notes, some fruit, apricot?. Finishes sweet then bitter with an alcohol overtone. Really tasty
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Classic hoppy aroma with hints of lime and exotic fruit from a deep amber, clear beer with lasting, fluffy tan head, The flavor is intensely bitter with a good balance between hops and caramel malt. Long aftertaste with a in- your-face alcohol punch. Very nice beer, but I cannot understand why it is not classified as a Double IPA.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2010 22oz bottle -pours a foamy light tan head and deep amber color. Aroma is northwest hops-citrus/resiny/pine, syrup, medium malt. Taste is tingly on the tongue, northwest hops-citrus/resiny/pine, syrup, medium malt, pick up of alcohol at the end. Good effervescence, could be an American Strong Ale, but best I2PA I think I’ve had.
100430-just had this in the 12oz pkg, not as impressive as 2+ yrs ago, but still pretty tasty. Leaving the score alone, just adding this comment.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. dark red bubbly pour. Smell of citrisy hops and yeast. full body head, lots of carbonation. Taste of strong hops, with a long lasting astertaste of many flavors. Strong beer!
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dirty copper with a great, dense head. I’d guess this as a barleywine from the nose alone. Lots of citrusy hops, caramel malts and earthy yeast. Medium body, with full profile. The malts dominate at first, noting residual caramel sweetness, dark bread and bitter cocoa. The finish is nicely hoppy with plenty of pine resin and grass. Leave a tongue scraping numbness from the hop onslaught as well as the high ABV. Beautiful hop burps taboot.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 Good and flavourful, but a bit too strong on the alcohol smell and taste, hoppiness, and a little too bitter at the end. This all tends to throw the balance a bit and make it rather harsh, but otherwise, it has some complex flavours, a good head, and deep amber colour. It just doesn’t come close to their outstanding Lucky 13 or Imperial Red.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured amber with an off white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Flavor of hops followed by malt. Good balance.
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good, sweet and hoppy aroma. Pours a dark reddish. Flavor was a little too sweet and syrupy, but still nice and enjoyable. Pretty thick.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle. Good beer overall. Very malty with some bitter hoppy overtones. Pours a deep amber with big froathy white head.