Taverner (1067) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2008 Pours a nice copper - lots of bitter but no florals or spicy hops. Aroma is bready yeasty flavor with some hops. Mediocre IIPA.
SECOND ANALYSIS: Just got ahold of a fresh bottle. This has a hop profile reminiscent of Uberhoppy, but a little less. Very balanced, very floral and very fresh and green tasting.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a foggy ruddy brown with finger thick very light, almost white head that diminishes to substantial lacing. The nose is pineapple and soft, with a touch of caramel. The body is a bit thin, and the flavor is a bit light. Not a very flavorful or aromatic IIPA. Decent beer, but too many others more accesible and just better.
presario (4432) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Horse Brass. Porous thick head. Dark amber. Rich hop nose with citrus and wood. Alcohol feel in the nose. Dry. A hop cloud on jet fuel!
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark amber body. The aroma was strong grapefruit with some grassy notes. There was also some bread crust. The taste was more strong grapefruit and some bread crust. Walnuts also came into play. Decent, but nothing here impressed me.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Not sure who brought this one, but thank you. Probably pepsican. Poured a hazy medium orange color with a white head. Pleasant and varied aroma reminiscent of a bowl of fresh fruit. I smelled mango, orange, subdued grapefruit, pear, and pineapple. There was also a whiff of malty caramel. Slightly sweet up front with moderate hop bitterness (6 out of 10) and a dry finish. Body was on the lighter end of the spectrum, particularly for a double IPA. The flavor was not as nice as the aroma with only light citrus fruit and some caramel. Kind of a weak malt backbone and not as much hop flavor as I had anticipated from the aroma. That said, though, it was a pretty good beer in the grand scheme of things.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Foggy amber with a fleeting white head. Nice aroma of floral and citrus hops. Medium body and smooth. Nice taste is fresh floral/citrus hops with some lightly sweet pale bready malts. Nicely bitter finish. This bottle had a fresh from the brewery taste to it. Very easy drinking 8.8% beer here.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to miketd: This pours a hazy, vibrant orange. Dominating aroma of fresh citrus, some pine. Tastes clean, earthy, and citrusy. Very well balanced, and delicious. No doubt the Tricerahops would be one badass herbivore.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Date: May 10, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy orange, wispy off white head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt and pine aroma with a touch of citrus and fruity orange
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, good blend of crystal and caramel sweetness, fruity citrus character with a touch of orange, touch of peppery alcohol, light bitterness rises up to add some balance but stays out of the way of the malt and hops and leaves a linger bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy orange copper with a wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh grapefruity hops and good undertones of sweet pale malt. Body starts fairly full and caramely sweet with a good resiny hoppy balance. A nice imperial IPA.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, toast, and juicy citrus hops. Flavor is malty, toasty, caramel, bitter citrus hop, and a slightly alcoholic finish.