zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is one of my favorites (although i do love hops, so its not big surprise at all). The flavor is hoppy and piney with hints of fruits (grapefruit) in the undertone and aroma. It has a nice golden/orangish color and goes down very easy.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Boogaloo Cafe in Hermosa Beach. Gold-orange in color with a short thick head. Big fruity hop aroma, nectarines and tropical fruits. Syrupy and slick mouthfeel. One of the sweetest flavors I’ve had in this style and it’s all about the hops. Fruity and sweet flavor, peach syrup comes to mind. Scattered lacing inside the glass. Overall a delicious brew in which its name suits its well.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 5, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lucky Baldwin’s IPA Fest 2005
Pale clouded orangey amber appearance. Perfumey, tropical fruit and citrus aroma. Fruity palate, very yeasty, mild biscuitiness, good strong bitter biting finish.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop Juice is an excellent name for this hop monster. Huge grapefruit and pine flavors assault your palate the whole way through. The resin qualities came through more as the beer warmed. What a double IPA should be.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ 05’ Pizza Port Real Ale Fest: Hazy pale orange gold, nice off-white head with a grand canyon of lacing. Nose of watermelon and apricot, nice and fresh, not too over the top. The flavor is ripe, sweet, fruity, grassy, fresh. Odd and hoppy. Overhopped? Nope, just right.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2007 On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s IPA Festival ’07. Light orange-gold with a thin head. Fruit and flowers in the aroma with light malt notes. Medium-light malt profile in the flavor with subtle vegetal and flowery hops flavors. Light and easy-going body without much distinctiveness.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hop presense in this brew along with caramel and an earthy alcohol sweetness. The heaviest beer that isn’t an Imperial Stout that I’ve had.
Ungstrup (28233) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2008 [At GABF 2004] A clear yellow beer with a huge beige head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy, but also with loads of grass-notes. The flavor is sweet grassy combined with sticky caramel flavors. It dries out the mouth, just like eating hops.
FoolishMortal (986) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hot orange amber color, frothy white head. Pungent hop aromatics of apricot, peach, and citron. The flavor the whole way through was a palate blasting fruity hop experience. As it warmed, malt notes peeks through occasionally. In the finish, an alcohol heat becomes rather noticable.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared by beeryum: Pours a clear bright copper with a frothy, white, well-lacing head. Rich, grapefruity, piney, hop resiny aroma has a touch of parsley. Starts rich, malty and hoppy with a nice balance and complexity. Has a candy-like green, grapefruity hoppiness throughout. Mild alcohol noticeable toward the finish. A very nice, crisp, hoppy and flavorful double IPA. Thanks Dave!