TomDecapolis (4615) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capones. Pours a hazy amber with orange notes and a smaller off white creamy/bubbly head that left some lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, pine, orange peel, sweet maltiness, fresh resinous hop cones and fruity candy notes. Flavor of grapefruit, pine, lots of hop bitterness and resinous hop juice! Also getting some sweet caramel malt, mostly hoppy with enough malt to help balance at bit. How a double IPA should be. Drink it fresh and love those hops.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden amber with no head. Hoppy nose with some pine. Same with flavor. Decent but not great.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to kegbear for this bomber. Pours hazy golden orange with white head. Aroma is very citrusy and fruity with floral hops. Flavor is unlike any IIPA I have ever had. Flavor is huge dose of citrus and hops but not in a good way. Flavor dominated by sour and musky notes. This beer is a fucking mess. Sort of like DFH 120 gone way bad. Maybe I have a bad bottle but this is just not a good beer.
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is so unique. My goodness, I picked up sweet candied grapefruit cake in the aroma and flavor. Also candied oranges! Wow! I have never experianced a beer like this ever. It’s so fun to drink and evaluate. It poured a beautiful hazy dark gold. With a nice medium off white head that sticks around with some nice lace. The nose is so stong with candied grapefruit. In the flavor is very nice with bitterness and candied resinous hop grapefruit. The mouthfeel is smooth and a dry finish. So much fun to drink.
AmEricanbrew (6320) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a white head. Huge desert floral aromas with some caramel. Medium body. Big bittersweet flavors of grapefruit citrus, with desert floral, and a caramel sweetness to balance. The hop profile here is borderline harsh, saved only by a big caramel sweetness. No complaints.
OldMrCrow (2135) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours relatively light in color, a rich yellow rather than deep red amber with a nice head and great lacing. Malty nose, almost barleywine-like, but an unmistakable IIPA flavor in the Ruinition kick-your-teeth-in vein, tons of pithy grapefruit, resiny, powerful , quite ample sugary malts underneath, not over-roasted but just strong as well. Pretty darn nice, but this one would not be an everyday drinker for me even if it were available locally. Not to worry, Pliny.
edmajorjoe (80) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really like this hoppy beer. It has a tremendous amount of hops and the aroma is to die for.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Getting notebook online. Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy light orange. Sweet orange on the nose. Flavors very orange and pine. Mouthfeel a bit too sticky, intense bitter finish.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Hophead22, Cheers. Poured nice golden orange with not much head. Aroma was citrus, caramel, pine, and a little musty. Taste was hops, citrus, caramel, pine, and and very bitter. The bitterness makes this brew off balanced and not very enjoyable.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy dark golden. Medium head. Nice mix of citrus hops and, well, more hops. Bitterness comes on pretty strong and doesn’t let up. Unique but overly hopped double IPA. Very little sweetness and minimal trace of alcohol for 9.4%. All about the bitterness in this one; not even close to balanced.