estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Amber body, small head, sweet nose. Hops come throuugh as bitterness, with minimal character in either hops or malt. Unimpressive example of the style.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mr. Goodbar. Super cloudy (yeasty looking) brown/orange. Lots of brown sugar in the nose - piney & slightly minty hops. Malt is well pronounced & rich - almost a bit of rye. A bit of candied orange. Flavor is rich caramel malt, slight butter, bitter but not extremely so. The hops that are there are piney & floral. no real fruit going on. Butterscotch & bitter finish. Somewhat reminiscent of their old ale.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft- ehhh. Pretty weak in the flavor department. Not much citrus, or hop flavor of any kind. Just bitterness, some esters, then alcohol.
swoopjones (4914) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Mister Goodbar Buffalo NY. Very malty & extremely tasty. If this is 8.5 you would never know. Hops sort of dominated by caramel malts. Not as hop dominated as most DIPA’s but tasty
Icommonsewer (124) - TUCSON, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this was accidently mixed into a six I bought of their 8-ball stout... so I figured ’what the hell’ even tho I dont normally like IPAs... this was one of the best IPAs I’ve ever had of the 10 or so that I’ve tried
beerme420 (50) - Corona, California, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber color thick fizzy head...caramel notes with a hint of hops. Wet caramel after taste.
hayduke (3079) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 25, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Tried this for the first time at Hops in Humboldt 2007 in Fortuna today. Being a great fan of Indica IPA I had high hopes for this one. It looks a lot like Indica with a rich copper hue and off-white head and wonderful lacng. Look fabulous in the glass. .Nose was hoppy but fairly mild but really nice to savor. Malts with fruit overtones, and citrus hops wash across the nose. Good rich mouthfeel. Flavors of tropical fruits set off fhe hoppy bitterness well. Nice long bitter finish. Every bit as good as Indica. I am going to take my growler down so I can blind taste test it against Indica.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Clear, bright copper color with an ivory head. Doesn’t have anywhere near the hop aroma I’d expect from an IIPA. Fruity malt flavor with a big bitterness. It’s all there but the aroma.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I just found my notes for this rating. Sampled on draft at the Federal in Durham, NC. Oranger amber color with a large white head. Big malty brew with piney hops and light grapefruit. Well balanced. Sticky sweet. Good bitter finish. Is there rye in this?
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Brother Tuckers. Amazing hop floral nose. Sweet, juicy, fresh, pungent hops. Taste was minimal amounts of bread, wheat germ, awashed in massive hops. Sweet, syrup. Body was too thin. Hid the 8.5% very well.