glennmastrange (2397) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of roasted and caramel, light orange and dough for the yeast, with a hint of date in the background. Head is large, creamy turning rocky, slightly off-white with excellent lacing and good legs and is mostly lasting. Color is crystal clear dark amber. Flavor starts moderately sweet and finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, a bit syrupy and has a soft carbonation and a moderately astringent finish. A little more malt dominant than most DIPAs and it lacks balance in the flavor. Twas a little disappointing.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Clear amber with a thick, foamy, beige head and some lacing. Aroma of pine, caramel, lemon, herbal tea and toast. Flavor is toasty malt, medium hop bitterness, fruity yeast esters and no alcohol presence. Medium body with soft carbonation. Nice IIPA, seems more on the English style but really good.
Chudwick (2380) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - pours pale amber with ivory head. Nose is caramel, a wild field, and a bunch of indiscernible goodies akin to grapefruit. Flavor adds citrus colony that just got paint stripped. Dry. Bitter. Fruity aftertaste. I was hoping for a more pronounced malty backbone, but there wasnít much there. A good thing I didnít rate this three years ago when I was at the brewery; I would have hated it. Now, it is passable for a dipa.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap from the St. Louis Microfest. Clear with a golden hue. Bone white head. Nothing but piney zesty hops in the nose. Floral and citrus. Dry and sticky sweet. Mild malt roast with a subtle caramel flavor. Piney! Fín A!
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Piney citrus hops on the nose with a little crystal malt in the nose. Pours a cloudy amber. Solan called it, a lot of canabis flavor, some crystal malt sweetness, piney, and a little citrus hops, very resiny in the flavor. This is exactly what i want in a double ipa, NOT BALANCED, very hop forward, a lot of double/imperial ipas are so sweet, this is great!
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber body with an off-white, frothy head, mostly diminishing. Hop-filled aroma of pine, citrus, sweet orange, grapefruit, pineapple. The flavor is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately to heavily bitter, a bitterness that lingers. Medium to full body, slightly sticky texture, lively carbonation. Taste of grapefruit and orange juice. But thereís also an undercurrent of raw hops and grain, something Iíve noticed in several New Albanian beers. Leaves the impression of being not quite cleaned up. That aside, this is a tasty double IPA.
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
GTM í06, draught. Definite hop aroma but not overly so. Hazy gold color. Large, off-white head that is frothy and creamy. Whoa. Rich, piney hop explosion. Itís hard to believe that you can get this much flavor out of a beer with a color this light. Iíve experienced it before on multiple occasions, but it is still relatively rare. Dry with a lot of alcohol. Really nice beer. I kept referring to this brew as Hoptimator in my notes, so if New Albanian also has a Hoptimator, somebody please let me know. However, I see that several others rated this brew at the 2006 GTM, and Iíd be a little surprised if they brought beers called Hoptimus and Hoptimator!
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops. Medium bodied with a slight sticky texture. Pale toffee and honey like malt base, countered by an assertive puckering citrus rind bitterness. Dry and resiny finish.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition) dark amber with full hops aroma. Flavor is pine hops.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber with a fully receding, off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy, herbal, floral, with aggressive and sweet hops. Tastes of grapefruit, sweet orange, very little harsh bitterness, thanks to the lack of Chinook. Mouthfeel is full bodied and quite resinous with smooth carbonation.