tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours cloudy orange with pillowy ivory head. The aroma is mandarin orange, pineapple, pine, and sweet caramel. The flavor is fruity hops for a millisecond, then gets very piney. There is some malty sweetness at first, too, but the malts get toastier as it progresses. The finish is bittersweet with lots of pine resin. Bitterness lingers into the aftertaste. Nothing special, but a solid IIPA.
Palidor19 (3084) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This actually tastes more like a regular IPA than a DIPA. The hops aroma is more sharp piney than citrus like. Still it give off a good presentation.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours quite hazy and amber with minimal white head. The aroma has a very deep malt scent to it with fresh pine, light orange, and caramel. Hints of alcohol as well. The flavor is sweet piney malt with hints of orange peal. Very nice. Simple strong and good. Bitter but not crushingly so. Heavy mouth feel but bright on the tongue with a dryish aftertaste. Enjoyable.
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 (1737) - 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 (12459) - 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 (7274) - 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.