XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with a white head. Has a nice fresh hop scent and taste. Has a very strong bitterness, rather drinkable though.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light copper, with a bone white lasting head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is light citrus, some sweet caramel malt, slight grass. Not bad, though not as hop forward as I would like. Taste is where this beer shines. A big slug of citrus (Orange), mango, apricots, and some nice pine resin melded in nicely. Fairly smooth, a tad thin, with a bit of grittyness from the hops. Overall, a very nice IIPA that could do with just a bit more aroma "pop"
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle courtesy of ablackshear. Thanks! Pours a yellow-orange color with a thin white head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, citus, grapefruit. Medium body on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is sweet, hoppy, citrus, with a light bitter finish. The alcohol is well hidden. Itís a decent DIPA, but I would like to see more of a malt backbone.
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great Aroma, smooth hoppie taste that is refreshing and not to bitter. For a double IPA this is a very smooth beer. 9.3%!
Damico (2892) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours golden orange amber with a decent light white head. The aroma is awesome - floral and citrus hops with a sweet note so pleasant. The flavor starts off with light citrus hops and then the smooth bitterness comes in to end nicely on the palate. The body is smooth with a nice balance of carbonation on it.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
#2200! Tasted 4/29/11. 12oz bottle. 8/16/11A, what ever that means...Pours filtered with a deep golden hue. A lively body and an off-white layer of head. Aromas of citrus candy and subtle hints of strawberries. A really nice sweet hoppy nose. Full bodied with a hop dominant palate. A nice mix of sweet, bitter and tart. Tangy and tingling effervescence adds a depth to the palate and mixes really well with the bitter hop flavors. Thereís a good amount of grapefruit bitterness, floral sweetness, spicy and resinous flavors in the hop bill. Similar in spirit to their IPA, which I love, but a much bigger all around brew! Very drinkable regardless of the ample alcohol content. The malts are toasty but very mild in comparison to the hops. This is just another reason why Iím such a huge fan of the Odell Brewing Company! This is truly tasty and very well crafted!
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear vibrant orange gold with a medium sized beige head that fades leaving good lacing. Aroma of honey, sweet tropical fruit hops, viney and resinous hops, lots of citrus and hops in general. Taste is bitter but very well balanced, very solid DIPA, thick malt body, good strong bitter finish. Very juicy sweet, some alcohol is noticeable but not much. This stood up to and perhaps even surpassed the Ruination I just drank. And I swear it is leaving my tongue numb a few minutes after the initial finish. This reminds me of why I wish I was still in Ft Collins.
SudsMcDuff (6837) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Tom .. . Pours a gold caramel, great low stern head .. . sweet whiffs of honey, resin, sap, and pine with leather and oil oil .. . clean cut and enjoyable .. . Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the
ocean would be if that didnít happen.
bigbish (596) - California, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great double IPA. Lots of complex hop flavors, great balance with the malts. Very well rounded. Very good.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle). Pours hazy golden color with off-white head. There is some nice lacing and moderate carbonation. Aroma has citrus/grapefruit, some pine and a bit of tropical fruit. Taste has a nice sweet malt and a balanced hop bitterness to it. Medium to full bodied with an oily texture. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. This is a very nice balanced beer and the abv is hidden well.