kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear amber, frothy off white head, sweet pine aroma, sweet caramel malt flavor with lots of bitterness and a bit of piney sweetness to pull it back into balance, finishes with lots of earthy character
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent copper orange with an airy, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma boasts plenty of fresh piny grapefruity hops with a lightly sweet caramel malty balance. Body starts with a good light caramel sweetness and smooth bittering grapefruity flavor hops toward a mildly warming peppery yeasty finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy amber color with a thin off-white head. The aroma is citrusy, grapefruity , and piney. Oh and sweaty. Malty start with piney hops some earthy notes. Mild to moderate bitterness
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, purchase when I was there on New Years Eve with bikesandbeer and his gf. Its been a while and about time to open this since Kevin has a bottle of his own. Pours a dark orange with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is pretty nicely hoppy, with some resin in the nose. Taste is pretty nicely hoppy, with some citrus and a bit of a bitter bite. Not a bad DIPA, but takes a lot to impress me on this front.
DYCSoccer17 (3014) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half pint on tap at Lucky Lab Public House. Aroma is fruity, floral, and sweet with hints of berries and lightly vinous. Quaffable stuff. Definitely more of a barleywine-like aroma. Mostly transparent amber body with some orange hues and a nice creamy off-yellow head. Chewy sticky caramel malt flavors to start. Becomes a little roasted and a little more vinous in the middle. Finishes with mild ethanol and a pretty piney and grapefruity hoppiness. Somewhat reminiscent of Bigfoot, without it intense hoppiness. This is nice stuff, and very drinkable. It is definitely much more of a barleywine than an IIPA.
drfabulous (2952) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at brewpub. Grapefruit to some extent. Super malty and high ABV. Very intense. Enjoyable.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is probably a double version of their super dog, I was unsure if I should call this an IIPA or a american strong ale, but oh well. Pours cloudy orange/amber with a big bubbly white head that fell fast. Very citrusy/pine aroma, massive grapefruit character to the hops. This beer didnít have a whole lot of sweetness up front, more focused on the grapefruit flavor. Overall I wasnít blown away with this beer as an imperial IPA, although it had a lot of grapefruit character, it didnít really have enough other hop flavor, more just tasted like alcoholic grapefruit juice, very bitter and almost tricked your mind into thinking it was sour. I think it would have been nice if they had dryhopped it with another type of hops that gave it another edge.
BuckeyeBoy (2178) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BrewPub Portland OR, Pours out a dark amber topped with a off white head. this brew had a nice mix of sweet caramel and some bitter hops on the end. A pretty well done IIPA.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! This beer screams hops from the first pour to the last. Thick resinous nose and flavor with high alpha citrus fruitiness. Earthy and chewy is this IPA loverís dream come true.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber red color with a slight white head. Aroma is malty, and juicy grapefruit. Flavor is malty, with lots of citrus hops.