Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
After that amazing double IPA, I was so excited that an even bigger rendition of the beer was coming to our table.But how could that one be improved upon? Honestly and sadly enough, it was not. The nose was sweet and slight, but no where near as luring as the double. My tongue recoiled quickly as mammoth amounts of piny bitterness hit. It was an uber-astringent rind-like flavor and the aroma and finish of alcohol were overwhelming. This one wasn’t for me, especially after such a delectable double IPA. Oh well, you can’t win ’em all.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 Bottle from my sis. Sorry hop aroma, juicy citrus earthy lemon rind. Malt underneath. Pour has really nice lacing, clearish orange gold. Bitter and powerful hops in the flavor, richly pungent and palatable. A lot of caramel underneath. Drinkability is great for 10.5%. Nice beer.
auerbrau (3082) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to cquiroga. A near armpit-stink hop aroma. So powerful it edges into sweaty onions and biting metallic rushes. Sometimes it catches you with a pleasent glow of very floral and citric hop characters, but most often a suprisingly pungent blast. A new level of hop aroma, not necessarily good. Pours an an amber gold, with silky lacing white. Flavor is dominated by sticky cardamon hop cone sugars, leaving with burgeoning floral character. Dries out in tangerine skin.