Tongan77 (115) - Ventura, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle to glass! Pours orange with a nice whitehead. Aroma is of grapefruit. Taste is hoppy with a nice malt backbone. An decent dipa.
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mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cooper color appearance, not much aroma to speak of. The flavor comes on really strong at first and then totally disappears. Fairly hoppy, but short lived
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky, meduim amber with a resiliant head. impressive aroma of citrus, juniper, hops, and some malt. Well balanced between the strong hop profile with the malty undertones. great with a slice of pizza. too much as it was 12 dollars a six pack.
troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. The pour presented the thinnest of white heads. It was so thin that it almost wasn’t a head, yet it was. Ah, the embodied "head" koan... The body was hazy pumpkin orange with miniscule white flecks floating about.
The aroma was more apple and/or pear than it was orange and/or citrus, although it was also the latter. There was also a yeasty scent, especially as it warmed.
The flavor was bitter and orange—"heavy" orange, although not as bitter as I expected. That was the primary flavor. As it warmed the flavor began to "separate," bringing forth hints of alcohol, yeast, and very light caramel.
Steelhead was not as complex and flavorful as I had hoped, but it was still a satisfying drink. I would drink it again.
gonzo46and2 (108) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Pours a cloudy dark orange to near-tan. Big lacing head. Has a pine flower aroma and a nice frothy head from a decisive pour. What surprised me, was the amount of toasty malt flavor on the initial flavor. Bravo. This IPA has malt balls Finish is a bit astringent and metallic.
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super clear gold minimal head no lacing. Citrus hop aroma, bitter hop taste, good overall, more of a single IPA. Enjoyable to say least,,,,,
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.
RIXbeer (102) - USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an light amber orange with NO head at all. doesn’t look very appealing. Really nice floral hop aroma takes your nose by surprise. It is very much the smell of a good DIPA Tastes a little bland for an IPA. Every more bland for a DIPA. I don’t get this even being called a Double anything. This ought to be called a pale ale. It feels pretty good on the mouth with a light coating that makes you go back for more. But alas, there’s no extra hop flavor. Very drinkable but I wouldn’t want to.
Em (102) - USA - JUL 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of orange in color. Cream head. Very hoppy tasting and I can also taste a lot of the caramel notes. A pretty good beer.
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.