drfabulous (3373) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter. Slight aftertaste. Decent hops, but not as much as a Double should have. More or less what a typical brewpub will have as an IPA. Drinkable and decent.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hop aroma was suprisingly lacking, taste profile showed good malt sweetness but not enough hop flavors were present, finish was unremarkable.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rich orange amber with a very light white head. Looks very clear for a double IPA so they must filter the hell out of it. Very massive hop aroma and some spices. Pretty monster grapefruit hops in the taste. Very smooth though, this does not seem like a double IPA. Other light citrus characters are present but they should definitely just call this one an IPA.
tmfi (27) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle, Pours a pretty golden hued color with very little head. Smells immediatly of hops giving it a great citrusy flavor that lingers on the back of your tongue. I actualy didn’t like it, but it is a well produced beer, just not a favorite.
Doctormirk (100) - USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy copper with off white head. Smells of sweet pine, grapefruit, and other citrus. Crisp finish.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle as a bonus from footbalm - Thanks Eric! - Pours amber with a short offwhite head that stays pretty well and laces the sides of the snifter. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, and some slight caramel beneath that. Flavor is orange, grapefruit, slight pine, along with some caramel. Good balance and a soft mouthfeel. Pretty smooth drinking for a double IPA. Enjoyed it.
Svesse (5660) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Amber colour, slightly cloudy, with off-white, frothy head. Fruity, seriously hoppy nose with pine needles, grapefruit and orange peel. Fruity taste with orange, apricots and almost overwhelming amounts of fresh American hops giving it hints of pine needles and grapefruit in the very hoppy finish. Rather one dimensional, but with a very nice hop character.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear gold with no head, sweet malty hop nose, warming syrupy sweet, crispy and bitter
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Last beer of a 5 day beer tour of San Diego. Drank in the room at the 4 Points Sheraton. Poured a lightly hazed copper color with a medium sized foamy off-white head. Decent lacing. The aroma was mildly citrus with creamy caramel like those little caramel candy squares. Citrus and malty flavor with sweet orange notes. Silky mouthfeel and full bodied. It lacked the IIPA bitterness.
bigrond (1408) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very piney. But real good. nice ’warming’ effect. Not very well balanced but tasty and will hit the spot. not exceptionally high alc. for a ’double’