mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tasting. Deep orange in color with a nice white head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Malty earthy caramel aroma. Grapefruit citrusy hops. Malty and sweet flavor. Orange and floral notes. Finish is bitter. Medium bodied. Sweet. Very nice. Drinkable.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent copper orange with a full-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet earthy caramel malt and some mildly grapefruity hops. Body starts fairly full, viscous and sweet, with plenty of bittering grapefruity hops and a drier, mildly warming finish. Needs more flavor and aroma hops, but otherwise a pretty big beer.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, with lots bitter citrus hops. Flavor is some malt with a big bitter hoppy finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a lightly hazed amber color with a small white head. The aroma has a light citrus and a good amount of pine. The flavor is piney with some grapefruit. Decent but very short caramel sweetness. Then dries out quickly with a moderately bitter finish. very nice warmth.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22oz Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, coppery honey color with a healthy layer of thin bubbled white head. Huge hoppy aroma with some lemony spruce resins. A little bit of a metallic character with some dried white onion skins. Medium bodied, crisply carbonated mouthfeel. Sharp, bitter white pine flavors start out the flavors with some white grapefruit rinds. A little bit of fresh hop buds linger in the final smack. Extremely hoppy and huge, but definitely on the harsh side. Kind of like chewing on some Columbus whole hop flowers. I definitely don’t have the desire to consume more than one of these back to back, but hats off for packing so much perceived bitterness into a beer this big nonetheless.
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange-copper body with a white ring of soapy head. The aroma is very sharp and resinous along with soapy, sweet bread notes. Big, alcoholic body with ludicrous piney hops and grapefruit. Sugary in the middle for sure. Really huge but still quite good.
Provided by cquiroga at Dr. Bill’s on March 22, 2007.
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 (3254) - 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 (3180) - 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.