fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper orange coloring with a grapefruit nose. Red sweet grapefruit taste. Finish has sweetness with a sour right at the very end. Excellent!
OldGrowth (2649) - North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Julio’s. Good nose, Citrus. More lemon/grapefruit, little orange pine too. Clean brownish orange color. Ok head that faded quickly. Minor lacing. Bitter flavor. The big grapefruit pucker. Sort of burnt (or maybe thats just the tastebuds getting overwhelmed) Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, BItter finish. Tasty in a punishing way. A one sided brew.
fordest (1972) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle from Holiday (last one) 2005 bottle. Darker than expected amber with a decent head that didn’t stick around at all. Aromas were crazy. Sweet orange, grapefruit, Pine. Some sweet cherry too. Flavors were nice too. Grapefruit. Just enough malt to make those hops stand out. Grassy and piney on the finish with a bitterness that lingers. Great beer.
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2006 [bomber from Sunset Grill 3/29/06] Pours a nice bright orange color. Moderately sized head. Aroma is STRONG.. huge hops, as soon as you get it near you. Flavors are super fresh, grapefruity hops that dominate your mouth. Lively carbonation- finishes piney, dry and bitter.
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber from Julio’s Liquors in Westborough, MA. pours a beautiful orange-red amber with a thick, frothy well laced head that lasts till the last sip. nose is lots of fresh hops--citrus and grapefruit of note. Sweet caramel malt with an outstanding hop flavor that carries throughout leaving an excellent hop resin on the palate. yummy! very enjoyable, a great double ipa. more hops heavy than im used to...and i like it! so happy i have another one for the cellar.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
65 cl bottle. Orange amber colour with a nice head. Extreme hoppy nose, with a very nice tasty flavour of hops and caramel. A very great 2xIPA.
BrockLanders (772) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Poured a nice deep orange gold color...decent fluffy white head. Big, big hoppy, fruity, piney aroma. Everyone loved it. Big hop blast in the flavor too, but with great malt support, seemed full bodied too which just added to the enjoyment. Nice bitter finish. Very tasty IIPA.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2009-09-03, draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 10-5-8-5-18=46
Cloudy amber color; small creamy head; end of the keg. Oh Lords of beer, this has a massive hop aroma, citrusy sweaty resiny and fruity; dusty cellar, dry hop leaves. Good body strength, with a rather smooth mouthfeel, even if the hopping is a lacerating experience; toffee flavor; the hop is extremely resiny and a bit fruity (bitter oranges), the bitterness induces headaches. Masochist pleasure.
2009-02-24, bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm, 9-5-8-5-17=44
with Tomahawk, Chinook, Athanum hops
Cloudy light amber color. Massive hop aroma, very fruity, grapefruit. Good body, powerful toffee, good residual sweetness, full throttle hop, extreme, fruity, resiny, killing, insane. One of the most extreme experiences.
2006-03-15, bottle, 9-4-8-5-18=44
Hazy amber color. Huge fruity aroma, resiny; aromas like a walk in a forest (freshly cut wood, pines…) very original and pleasant. Sweet, malty, extremely bitter taste: this is very good but more ordinary. The final has still a good share of sweetness, which is positive. Excellent.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange colour with a small white head. Hoppy citric aroma with notes of pine and fruit and hints of some malty caramel sweetness. Hoppy citric flavor on a malty caramel sweet background. Dry hoppy finish with notes of fruit.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle, from BevMo in Walnut Creek. Pours rich reddish copper color with a large off white head that leaves thick lace. Bold hoppy aroma with pine, lush grapefruit and lemon peel, caramel malts are barley discernable in the background of the hop assault. Flavors features a rich malt sweetness, but again it’s the hops that dominate - more pine, grapefruit, spruce and spice. Thick full body, gently tingly carbonation. A hop monster in the truest sense of the word.