scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jammy orange and doughy bread aroma. Bitter aroma is only released after swirling the glass a bit. Clear oranged amber. Strong biscuit malt, heavy earthy hops. Sticky profile, big all around, but the malt dominates and disappoints for the style, though the beer itself is good.
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Such a phenomenal Double IPA. Strong aroma hits you no less than the full bodied flavor. I had this on tap at McCool’s by my house. They have a 2 pint limit, bummer. It’s very bitter but balanced, in an over-the-top way. Smooth going down all the way to last drop.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber pours cloudy amber with a good spot of dissipating off white head into a tulip. Aroma of grapefruit and lemon, lime, oranges (citruisy hop profile), caramel malts, seems dry just on the nose. Starts with bitter hops blending into floral sweetness with orange, lemon, herbs, grapefruit. Finishes with dry hops, pine, balanced by caramel malts. Smooths out as it warms. Silky but fuzzy mouthfeel with mid-high body and carbonation. Both rich and refreshing, lovely.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bomber bottle. Pours orange with a thin to no head at all. Has a strong orange citrus aroma. The palate is an intense hop burn with a super drying finish. The beer is so strong it is actually a bit painful. Dominant flavor is of sweet candy orange slices.
madvike (3033) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by MrPickles - Pours a beautiful hazy deep amber with a small white head. Smells of real citrusy hops, but bolder and not as bright as I’d think. Real one-dimensional, but that dimension is pretty nice. Taste is tons of hops, grapefruity and grassy, with the bitter herbal flavor winning out. There’s light malt and caramel notes, too...balances it out a bit. It’s a bit resiny, but pleasant. Nice overall.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ninkasi Brewing Company--Tricerahops Double IPA--India Pale Ale--2008 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 8.80% ABV--100+ IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) IPA--Imperial--Lacy off white mild head. Clear rich bright pretty amber orange color hazes hint BC brown. Rich floral hop front. Thick sweet hop infused resinous pine caramel body. Rich bitter hop spice cloying malt end. Tasty hoppy unbalanced Double IPA. Sampled 12/25/2008. $5.93 Each.
WisconsinBeer (714) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to our Eugene peeps MOBE for hooking this one up. Pours a deep orange, some sediment and medium carbonation. Flavor is caramel like and slightly sweet, sugar additions are a nice complement to the deep west coast hop profile. Well done and tasty.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shipped from Oregon. Pours a cloudy honey amber with a thin layer of white head. Aroma is a mix of orange, lemon and floral notes. Flavor is a mix vanilla and floral with earthy pine notes. Body is creamy but with high carbonation.
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwers in Seattle. Ruby colored with fat bubbly head. Nose is sweet and hoppy. Taste is sweet and hoppy. Lots of floral but not as much sharpness. Just OK.
vacantskies (208) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is hoppy and citrusy. The appearance is golden brown. The flavor is more bitter than hoppy.