whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Metallic-orange body with hazy particulates and a sudsy off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, particularly mango, along with straw and pine. More pineyness emerges in the flavor. Semi-dry with nice elevated bitterness. A solid, standard West Coast DIPA.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong floral and sweet grapefruit hops on this hazy amber pour. The flavor is sweet, floral, with a bitter finish. It goes down smooth and the bitterness doesn’t last.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a bright orange with a white head that leaves substantial sticky lace. Aroma of citrus hops, pine, armpit. Taste is very piney, dry, acidic, woody with some citrusy hops. Hops are not that strong, especially for a supposed double IPA. This is a good beer but can’t really compare to others in its category.
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a low key double IPA that does not leave a lingering funk on your palate or lack in flavor going down. Pours hazy and unfiltered, medium amber color with a so-so head. Smells of faint hoppiness. Tastes of the nectar of the gods. This beer deserves better scores, and I don’t work for Steelhead.
drfabulous (3555) - 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.