brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can’t get over a beer tasting this good coming out of a can. Piney citrusy aroma,that gets bigger as it warms, full hop citrusy taste, with enough carmel malt for good backing. Get some,give it to your friends,just to watch their expression when they taste an Imperial IPA from a can
beastiefan2k (2685) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Notes from last night at the Hop Devil Grill. Tap poured into a 10oz wine glass. Pours a dark copper, cannot see through the beer. Aroma is present, all hops of course. A very smooth DIPA, not abrasive like most. Very sweet flavor, lots of tropical fruits. The bitterness complements it well.
pintocb (646) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. From a can....odd. Dark amberish color. White head. Loads of floral hops...very malty taste with a hoppy bite at the end. Great IIPA.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The heavyness of the beer really surprised me. This was on tap at Hop Devil Grill, and I hope to see it in cans at our beer distributor soon. Quite a decent Imperial IPA, but it was really not much like an IPA, but rather a barleywine. It was sugary sweet, hoppy, earthy and even somewhat wine-like. Dark burgundy in color, with a quickly fading ecru-colored head.
notalush (5158) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Hop Devil Grill - double IPA? what? - first of all, the beer is a darkish ambenr, nearly purple - second of all, the beer tastes like a malt-heavy barleywine - oh well, I’m not really a stickler for style guidelines anyway - this kind of tastes like a stronger version of their scotch ale, minus the smokey qualities - abundant dark fruit, and a very thick caramel, almost chocolate flavor - hops come to the fore near the end - a pretty decent beer, but a little hot in the finish.
FlagstoneHill (214) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can Grapefruit, Tangerine, interesting aromas Transparent, medium brown (Cola). Average head Malty with some fruity notes. Quite balanced. Long bitter finish Medium body, light carbonation Interesting interpretation of an IPA. Dark Brown, but quite hoppy. Well balanced. YUMMY
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2006 12 oz can. Deep amber beer with a creamy off-white head. Gorgeous nose, fresh citrus, grapefruit, light pine and soft hoppy spiciness behind that. Earthy caramel malts with a hint of sweetness throughout. Great balance, sticky hop oils and sweet grapefruit. Musky spiciness, orange citrus and a bit of toastiness. Moderate bitterness. Another lovely Oskar Blues beer and much better than I remember this being on tap.
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Copper-coloured beer, thin off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, earthy and fruity at the same time. A bit of chemically flavour that I definitely don’t care for. Flavour is well-balanced, lightly resiny hops over a sweet caramel malt backbone. Toasty malts with some fresh grassy/green hops in back. OK, but a bit of a strange beast.
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Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned version. Poured a clear deep amber color with a rather thick slightly off-white head. Pretty strong pine aroma with hints of tangerine like citrus. Substantial amount of malt in this one that still allows lots of hop character to come through. Flavor was actually a little underwhelming at the first sip but grew on me quickly once I got used to the rather harsh bitterness in the finish. Lots of grapefruit citrus and piney flavors in here. Those Oskar Blues people have impressed me with three different beers now.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Corked bottle, 2004 Vintage. Pours a dark, hazey brown color with full creamy froth that slowly subsides to shallow puddle of heavy cream. Aroma is malty w/ citrus and slightly salted biscuits. Full nectar w/ soft residual effers. Flavors of lime rind are upfront w/ caramel and biscuits intertwined w/ roasted cocoa. Freakin awsome. The finish is long w/ malted herbs, citrus, leather, and a dose of asprin. Overall: This IIPA is complex with the big hops showing the full sip from start to finish. No grapefruit citrus at all, pure lime rind. It’s well ballanced and the alcohol is dangerously well hidden. I highly recommended this for the connoisseur. **REVISION 12-1-06** I had this brew a few nights ago and it has totally changed. The chocolate malts are really pushing forward and has become more creamy. The lime rind has turned to mellow citrus. Even the froth has turned from a shallow puddle to a tall Belgian style island that sticks like a dense, Detroit snow fall. I found out this brew is two years old now. The last time I had it was six months ago. Big changes have taken place in a short amount of time. Get this while you can. This stuff is amazing.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Can) Pours a lighlty cloudy deep amber body with a moderate quickl diminishing off-white head. Aroma of spicy cake, toffe, citrus, and pine. Flavor of hops, toasted malt, and pinapple; big and complex with a chewy, breadiness mouthfeel. Excellent balance of malt and hops.