MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a small head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit and oily resin. A bit of balancing caramel and big tropical fruit taste. Heavily bitter to the point of astringency. Tastes reminiscent of Valley Brew Uberhoppy, but falls down somewhere along the way.
jason (1727) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to cbkschubert for sending me this one. Pours a pale golden amber body with decent size head. mild aroma - hoppy, caramel - nothing really standing out. Flavor is a hoppy mess of a IIPA, lightly bitter with a big syrupy caramel taste. Decent mouthfeel. Was not the hoppy citrusy IPA I was hoping for. Enjoyable but a failed attempt at a IIPA.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Particulate-filled topped by a medium off-white head. Aroma is fairly tame, medium sweet, grapefruit/pine. Taste is sweet, fruity, grapefruit/floral/orange, some caramel, light alcohol. Resiny medium-full body.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious!!! I haven’t had a IIPA in such a long time. It is sweaty hot out and it fits the mood perfectly. Got this beer in December and it’s still projects aroma. Very american hop aroma, sweet malt, orange, and toffee. Appearance is nice red/burnt-orange with creamy white head, but a little too hazy. Flavor is sweet malt, nice strong bitterness, a little banana, clove, and well hidden alc. flavor. Very appropiate full body. Overall a very well balanced, distinct double i.
morrdt (715) - Dirty Mo’, North Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Wow, this was an outstanding Double IPA. Poured a copper color with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, some citrus as well. Taste was slightly bitter, citrus fruits and malts. Alcohol was non existent. This will get you drunk.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2007 Bottle. Ahhh finally a decent 2IPA. Been a while since I’ve found a nice hop-bomb that was done properly. This is a chinook and cascade heavy beer that is dry as sandpaper but fullbodied enough to make that okay. Decent looking too, clear and orange. Lots of smiles while drinking this one.
alexsdad06 (6873) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in trade from Jimbowood. Thanks Jimbo. Pours a cloudy dark copper color with a small lasting off white head. Aroma is of citrus hops with a bit of sweet malt. The flavor is much of the same with the citrus hops balanced nicely with the sweet malts. The bitterness in the aftertaste is long lasting. The 8.6% is fairly well hidden. Enjoyable.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in trade with padrefan98. Mostly clear copper color with thick off-white head. Decent mild grapefruit aroma with some biscuity notes. Not real hoppy for a DIPA, but the grapefruit rind tastes that are there are nice. Just a decent DIPA, but if the aromas and flavors that are there were intensified, it’d be a damn good brew.
littlefelix (29) - Santa Clarita, California, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, caramel malty flavor. Kinda fruity. Watch out, the alcohol content will really sneak up on you.
Suttree (5474) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orangey red, thin beige head. Big hop aroma - floral citrus and earthy pine. kind of perfumy. Citrus hops dominates the flavor, with a sticky, resiny finish. Kind of hop dominated, but there are hints of caramelly malt, too.