Bohica (36) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz Bottle-
Pours a rich amber, with a smallish off white head, mild lacing. Wonderful hop aroma, lots of citrus, floral and pine. Nice character to this one. Pretty good balance, slightly different aftertaste than most 2IPA’s I’ve had,a little more spicy, not unpleasant though. Nice sweet malt flavor begins to shine through after a few sips, after the tongue recovers! A very nice 2IPA.
hershiser2 (1228) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium amber with a small frothy head. Smells piney & grapefruity- just like an IPA should. Thick, bitter, and strong flavor. Very piney with some citrus in there. A nice beer.
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle: WHOA! first question i asked when i poured it in to a tulip glass was: "Where’s the head on this beast"? The head is almost non existant, but lacy as you start to drink.. smells dank! like the sticky icky. hoppy hopperson. feels great in my mouth. thick, smooth, sticky and pungent. tastes like flowers, and, oh yeah, HOPS! well balanced. Doesn’t overwhelm you, but nurtures you like a mother’s nipple. toe up!
Kinz (3352) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium copper orange with decent head that fades to a thin veneer, lots of floaties. Aroma of pure grapefruit and earth mixed with sweet malt. The flavor is far more malt oriented than the nose. Sweet, lightly caramel malts dominate. The grapefruit is in the background, along with a bit of a pine note. Ultimately a tad sweeter than I would have liked, but still a fine beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber color with a rocky cream colored head. Really smell like cooled fresh wort, the raw hops and light maltiness. Lightly smooth. Small trail of lace. Hops all over the place. I am guessing a lot of dry hopping. Nice balance to this one. I really enjoy the late maltiness. Not the overbearing acidic hops. Don't get me wrong there are plenty of hops. Its just the the malt win the battle in the finish, and I usually root for the malt.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - APR 10, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap @ hopyard: Very hoppy aroma. Green fruity and floral hops. Tast is also hoppy but not that bitter. You taste the hops very prominently, which creates a very nice balance, but still puts the hops first.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A golden amber color with floating sediment. A creamy white head reducing to a sheet of lace. Nose is floral hops with a strong pine resin and a hint of gapefruit scent spice and lime. Flavour is well malted with very piney hops, like licking a sugar coated pinecone. Also some fruity and citrus hops in the flavour. Finish is resiny and acidic with a dry aftertaste. An IPA drinkers IPA for sure.
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a thick white head that leaves a good amount of lacing. There's a heavy dose of fresh hop aroma that's reminiscnet of lemon soap. The flavor is very sweet but not heavy. It would improve if a little less sweet, but still is pretty tasty.
obxdude10 (2055) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight cloudiness to the copper color, decent fluffy white head, very little lacing though and below average retention, citrusy and hoppy nose, lots of hops in the flavors, notes of musty pine and earth in the flavors as well, dry & spicy finish, good malt profile to balance out the beer, excellent double IPA
Aubrey (3444) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2005 Hazy orange; sudzy, lasting, light beige head. Lively carbonation; clean and rich. Pretty big malt flavors (sweet cookie dough, earth). Aromas of oranges and flowers. Grassy, spicy hops. Nice amount of bitterness. Tasty beer.