rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to zathrus13 for the bottle. Copper, thin tan head. Nose is brown sugar, orangey caramel, a hint of alcohol. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, alcohol. Very bitter finish.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this beer alot. It poured a nice cloudy orange color with a thin white head. The aroma and flavor were very hoppy and the flavor was also well balanced. Recommended.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A weird, spicey, harsh finish to this beer w/ virtually no hop nose ruin it for me. Very dry. Not my favorite.
TheEpeeist (3053) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. An orange brown suspension of tiny bits. Quickly thinning white head. Orange grapefruit with some yeasty grass. Soft and creamy peppery orange pith. Light carb with a bit of tongue tip tingle. Piney drying with hints of caramel. What a mellow double! Quite a pleasant surprise.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2007 God I love DIPAs... Pours amber with large dense head. Aromas of fresh pine. Flavor is sweet. Body is full. Nice sticky bitter finish. Excellent. This beer get’s extra points for being so smooth and balanced, a great feat by the brewmaster.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had 2 bottles of this from Cali traders.Pours a amber color with a fat layer of white foam. Sweet syrupy hops
is what will dominate here it seems. Isounds weird but after I was whiffing on this I knew what I was in for. Lots of hops for sure but also a sweetness like syrup from canned fruit.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Nice amber color. Foamy, big head. Looks great......smell is faint hops. Flavor is quite nice at first, but this one is sweet and a tad bit hot. I actually thought the hops were quite nice on this one, but it’s just too sweet for my liking.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally tried this one. Cloudy amber with a foamy white head. Light citrus and heavy grapefruit in the aroma. Flavor is the same with little bit of pine/resin. Some sweet malt, similar in flavor to what you would find in Lagunitas’ beers. Would have liked more of the hop bite. Still, this is a really good beer.
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of citrus and grapefruit in aroma. Grapefruit is also present in flavor. A little too much alcohol upfront which makes it harsh, but the finish is kinda nice a warming. Has good strong body of a IIPA but lacks crispness and is a little unbalanced. Still not bad though, nice a warming for the winter season.
holdenn (2063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of xnoxhatex. Standard citrus hop aroma, medium bodied, grapefruit lemon citrus flavors, rather light, with a little bitterness. It says its a double ipa, but lacking the hops and bitterness, i’d argue its more like a 1.5 ipa.