Stine (1665) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber. Bright but dusty orange appearance. Floral aroma with plenty of peach and clean urinal cake. Dandelion bitterness. Light toffee underneath. Crisp and cold flavor; the type that doesn’t change much with temperature. Sweet vanilla and rosewater with juicy mandarin orange. A kick of earthy sage with the dry hops. Palate is fairly full, sweet, with a solid dark malt presence being more felt than tasted. No astringency. Carefully balanced, and quite pleasant. Thanks for sharing, Mike!
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50th Rating of this brew. Growler via trade with Kramer17801, thanks Jason. Shared with bikesandbeer. Pours dark orange amber with a thin bright white head. The nose is full of citrus and a hint of pine. The nose is also quite subtle. The taste is sweet citrusy and delicious. It reminds me a lot of Alpine beers, the full flavor of citrus with a lot of complexity. This is a pretty damn nice DIPA.
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a growler. Rich, orangey floral daggers fly at my nose. Crisp sugar ans syrup rides out. Pours a deepened bronze. Strong rim of white. Flavor takes a backseat the aroma and holds a lesser sense of hop importance. A nip of thinness and alcohol showing. Malt and honey flow through. Good play between the malt and hops, but sometimes neither holds up their respective end of the bargain. Love the spicy, bready rich finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 Date: 07/24/2007
Appearance: hazy dark copper, scant head,
Aroma: sweet pine aroma,
Flavor: lots of sweet pine flavor, good sweet caramel malt adds to the sweetness instead of balance, a touch of hot alcohol,
Score: 3.4 to 3.4
Words: cellar party
Aroma: nice fruityness in the aroma in addition to the sweet pine,
Body: creamy body,
Overall: lots of crystal sweetness balanced by peppery alcohol,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 Bottle sampled on 5/10/08: Similar to the tap version with a nice fresh hoppy character throughout and a good sweet malty balance. A pretty nice IIPA.
On tap at the brewpub on 4/9/07: Pours a clear copper orange with a spotty-lacing white head. Big, sweet caramel malty aroma has a lot of grapefruity hops. Body starts with nice caramel malty sweetness and good earthy piny grapefruity hoppy character toward a crisp, slightly warming finish. A good double IPA.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Draft at brewpub. Pours a deep orange amber with an off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, piney hops, and pale malts. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Flavor of pale malts and citrus, that transitions to dry hoppy middle. Not much residual sweetness or juiciness. Finish has a slight hairspray flavor. Not bad, but too dry for my personal tastes.
RERATE. On this visit, this batch seemed to more on par with what everyone else was rating it. More grapfruit and citrus mid palate, as well as dryness pulled back on the finish. I am upping from a 3.4 to 3.9
Homebrewerguy (304) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft: Awesome hoppy beer, pours dark golden with adequate lacing. Intense citrus hop flavor is to the forefront with a modest malt sweetness. Not quite balanced right but I found myself going back for more till I was seeing double (D’s).
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared growler thanks to CMUBEERMAN. Pours orange, off white head. Aroma is hops, tangerine, caramel, slightly fuzzy. Flavor is bitter, caramel, tangerine, a little too syrupy.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My 100th IPA Rating!!! (including DIPAs) Big thanks to adrian910ss for this growler. Nice hazy-amber color with a medium head. Thick hop aroma with lots of pine, strong citrus, and other sweet hop essence. Flavor was a pleasant hop-blast that really delivers with tons of hop bitterness and citric sweetness. I’m getting lots of grapefruit and some resiny pine plus a nice, yet subtle malt backing that is sweet yet allows the hops to do their thing. I really have to make it up there one of these days. Nice DIPA!
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy medium orange/brown body with a head so thick it looks like a slice of swiss cheese is laying across the top. A roma is sweet citrus, pine and sourdough. Lots of pine and patchouli in the flavors with a sweet citrus/carmel finish.