Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a deep cloudy orangey color ale with a small foamy head with average retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of a sweet malt base with loads of grassy hops with a dominant bitterness. Taste is an unbalance mix between some grassy and extremely bitter hops with a malt base that I just too sweet for my liking. Body is full with some great carbonation and no alcohol could ever be perceptible over this much hops and malt. I am not sure if my expectation where too high or what, but I didn’t enjoy this as much as expected – the balance between the sweet malt and the bitter and grassy hops is hard to digest…
SP23 (10) - Jurupa Valley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very pale orange, with a slight head that has decent lacing. It has a very strong vanilla and honey smell, not a bad thing. Not very hoppy, but still fulfills my hop jones. The finish could be cleaner, I am getting a lingering sweet hop taste. Overall I am enjoying this beer and will try it again.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange colour with a very small white head. malty, caramel and vanilla sweet aroma with fruity and alcohol sweet notes. malty, caramel sweet and light dusty flavor with notes of vanilla.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. bottle. Poured a dark gold, nice lacing white head. Big piney/citrus aromas, great aroma. Very hoppy, not as well balanced as some DIPA’s, but still very good, very nice effort.
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2008
2.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Maybe I got a bad bottle but then again maybe I just don’t like the taste. I’ve had tons of double and even triple IPA’s. I love a good bitter beer but this beer is just wrong. It smelled delicious out of the bottle, lots of honey. I couldn’t stop smelling it. Then the first sip...dirt, bitter dirt. Actually it wasn’t all that bitter, it just tasted like a beer gone bad with dirt in it. Tastes nothing like any other IPA I’ve ever drunk in the past. Arrogant bastard, dogfish head 90 minutes, stone, etc.. I love them all. This beer is just plain foul. Maybe I need to get another bottle, because based on the reviews I should have like this beer.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2015 [1307-20080418] 22floz bottle. Fresh multi-grain bread aroma with dull malty woods and an evergreen background. Hazy, medium orange body with a quick creamy off-white head. Super malty bitter grainy bread flavour with a balanced hop "infusion" as an aftertaste. Medium-full body has a very bitter finish. Handles the alcohol well, "That’s a double."
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)
[7406B-20150724] 1pt6floz bottle. Floral grainy butter peat aroma. Clear, orange gold body with a medium-lasting foamy white head. Bitter leafy grainy hops and wet malt flavour. Medium-full body. Average. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(w/ jercraigs, wilco, & friends)
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours copper thin white head,nice hop aroma,though not that strong,sweet on front of the tounge,bitter finish leaves the pallet fast.Hides the alachol very well,very easy drinking double ipa.I like this beer,but I feel that for an double IPA it is not quite as good as some others I have had.Dont get me wrong this is a good beer,but I was expecting more.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle from Oggis in San Diego, CA--Poured a West Coast Style pale amber-copper body with a fluffy thick whitish head. Nice hoppy, floral, piquant nose. Very citrus and grapefruity! Sticky, gripping with a hearty malt underpinning. Very delicious!!!
aleyin (14) - Murrieta, California, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle. Copper/white head. Hops, citrus, pine aromas. Extravagant & in your face use of hops. Balanced and intricate flavors with small malt. Citrus. Bitter but not too offensive. Flavor stays with you.Could drink all night long but 9.4% says you wont be doing too much else.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a nice off-white head. Grapefruit aroma with caramel and some pine. Rich caramel flavor with grapefruit and somoe resin. Lingering caramel and citrus. Lots of malt, needs a bit more bitterness.
Earlier Rating: 7/27/2005 Total Score: 3.7
Draft. Rich dark amber beer with a nice off-white head. Hoppy aroma (grapefruit/pine) with a lot of sweet malt. Flavor has tons of caramel to back up lots of citrus/pine hops. Velvety/creamy/rich mouthfeel very good. My only complaint was there was too much caramel malt in the flavor - I wish it was toned down a little to let the hops ompletely overpower.