brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Kingpin,I am on such a roll of fantastic brews. This aroma was like sticking my head into a bag of citus hops,smelled like a creamsicle at first,stunning in its all around great hop fragrance,flavor was a huge wash of bittering hops,with some caramel backing,not that theres anything wrong with that, but a little more mix of flavoring hops would have put this closer to the top still a wonderful hop bomb
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Thanks to Axilla for sharing. Poured slightly hazy golden in color with a large off white head.
Aroma of floral hops, a bit of citrus hops. Tastes of floral hops, sweet caramel malt and it seems to hides the alcohol well. Very nice double IPA at 9.4%.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange. Aroma flavor is hoppy pine, sweet malt, spice and noticable etoh in the finish. Decent.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy copper with a small white head. Aroma is loaded with citrus hops, alcohol, and spicy yeast. Taste is the same as aroma but not as prominent. Medium resiny mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good.
desurfer (1246) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a bright orange with lively carbonation. Aroma is heavy on the citrus and is extremely hoppy. Flavor explodes with a massive amount of sticky, hoppy goodness and a good deal of alcohol. I’m not sure if this bottle is fresher than several of the recent reviews, but this is a hop monster that delivers on the promise its name implies. Great stuff.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a particulate filled orange amber with tiny off white head. Aroma is kinda sweet and malty with some floral hoppiness. Flavor is similar, blending a sweet and caramel maltiness with a rather moderate bitterness and a resiny and lightly herbal hop presence. Rather light on both the hop flavors and hoppy bitterness for something that calls itself "hop juice" and my expectation may have thrown me off a bit. A slightly sticky mouthfeel with a rather clean finish. Good beer overall, but not the hop bomb I had expected.
sunevdj (3448) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber with an almost white head. Quite bitter with some malty sweetness. Heavy hops aromas of grapefruit and a bit of resin. Hints of caramel sweetness. Full bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Long bitter finish.Very good.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A orange/amber beer with a off-white head. The aroma and taste is dusty and of caramel malt, fruits, peach. Medium body with a dry dusty, light alcoholic finish.
GMCC2181 (1552) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SPARKY! Solid DIPA! Classic DIPA amber color, decent head. Floral IPA smell. Smooth bitter hop taste. I shared it with 6 other people and every one agreed. Medium texture, easy to drink. Good DIPA, thanks E!
BBB63 (6396) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber bottle and sampled in my GI IPA tulip, thanks Jon!
Mostly clean bronze hue with a very nice frothy head which left excellent lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of very resiny and leafy hops, a MILD citric ester, caramel and bready malts, and a hint of medicinal vapours. The taste is rather raw bitterness and lacks much finesse, flabby and the hop profile seems to miss working with the malts properly, catty overtones that are not pleasant in the least. The finish is slightly peppery and there is a hint of DMS as well. The mouth feel is warming and sharp but not all that refreshing. The alcohol is very much at the forefront. Not one of the better examples of the genre I am afraid. Perhaps the hops are fading or something but I just get bitterness without brightness.