jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber, very clear with no head... The movement of the beer in the glass seems very very heavy... Nice aroma of pine and citrus with notes of tropical fruits as well... Tastes of citrus, pine, alcohol under a creamy thick sticky full bodied warming body... Nice beer, though sometimes the line is being blurred between hoppy barleywine and double ipa...
LilBeerDoctor (3509) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a thick off white head. Aroma of grassy hops and nice cracker malt. Flavor is nice and malty with grassy hops. An alright IIPA, would have liked more citrus. The hop profile wasn’t my favorite, but this was a decent beer.
reggiedunlop (3402) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pors a ruby-amber color with a thin white head. aroma is of big, sweet citrusy hops...pungent pineapple, grapefruit, and grass. flavor is much like the aroma suggests...sweet pineapple first then grapefruit and a mild spice with a tealike finish. mouthfeel is syrupy and a bit too sticky and has a warming alcohol affect.
bp (819) - Queens, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: pour was amber with frothy white head, aroma of hops, citrus, taste was mostly hops with some citrus, solid but no real balance...probably was their intent.
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capones. Poured orange amber with a creamy off-white head. Smelled of pine and grapefruit; quite nice. Flavor was sweet pine, grapefruit, and resin. Carbonation punctuates the initial coniferous taste and mellows out into a oily finish. Overall this one is pretty good but not as balanced as some other west coast Imperial IPAs.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, resin, wood, citrus, hop oil, and caramel malts. Poured amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Excellent lacing coats the entire glass. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, resin, hop oil, slight tropical fruit, caramel, slight graham, malts, light biscuit, and a slight hint of wood. Medium body. Creamy, thickish, sticky, texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, hoppy, caramel and resin finish.
jmm635 (906) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear and golden with a bright white head. Aroma had a nice hop base, with a little sweetness and some piney notes. Flavor to match with an underlying maltiness to balance things out. Not overly bitter.
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden color, thin/no head, sticky sweet hop nose but no freshness or overpowering hop zest or zip, very bitter with a lot of residual sweetness, sticky and thick, tasty and bitter but really needs some cleaning up and some balancing, it seems sort of like they just made a huge strong ale and then threw a mess of hops into it without a whole lot of care, Im wondering also what sort of hops they did use because it doesnt really have any of those fruity citrus flavors centennial, cascade, or amarillo, so I have to wonder why theyre calling it hop juice... tastes more like citrus rind, maybe I didnt get a fresh bottle or something, but this just wasnt as crazy hop fruity as i had guessed
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Honey amber colored. Light head that leaves only a ring. No oil slick or lacing. Scent is light citrussy with piny hopps. Taste is fresh and light. Iced tea and hops. Not gooey or sticky. Bitter bite way at the end. Sweet lipton iced tea is stuck in my mind. And I dont mean that in a bad way. Not a huge beer, but not bad either.
alobar (2988) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with orange hues. Aroma of hops and citrus.Taste matches the nose with a bit of pine. Drinkable. Not too powerful for a Double IPA.