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.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy pale body with small off-white head. The aroma is cotton candy, herbal and citrus. The flavor is caramel, dough, grapefruit and pithy. Medium body, soft carb and slightly thin on the finish.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5973) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 I have had this one several times over the years and have remained quite fond of it. Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a dark caramel amber color with a small off white head. The aroma was strong fruity and piney hops. The flavor was very strong pine and grapefruit with a sweet and tangy malt undertone. The finish is long, sweet and fruity. Full bodied.
agl108 (963) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Ottos, Penn State. Poured hazy copper with pungent piney nose. Perhaps a bit thin, but fantastic citrusy hops. Another impressive offering from Ottos.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sampled at the CL RB gathering, courtesy of Dickinsonbeer. Aroma is fresh citrus and pine hops. Taste is fruity citrus hops with a dose of caramel malt, as well as a moderate pine bitterness in the finish. good.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first sample of the day at CL RB gathering. Hand-bottled 22oz provided by Dickinsonbeer. Really fresh aroma, juicy and ripe. Good body and balance to this one, hops were big without being in your face. I liked this better than both Hop 15 and Pliny the Younger.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this right after the Pizza Port Hop 15 (both courtesy of the very generous Dickinsonbeer). They tasted so much alike, I couldn’t believe it. The big difference was in mouthfeel. The Double D is more carbonated--and thus a little weaker feeling. Great hop flavor, tons of pine mixed with generous doses of caramel malt. My first beer from Ottos, and certainly won’t be my last.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big piney hops in the aroma.Pours a medium copper with a medium white head.Lots of malt with a good mix of piney hops in the flavor.Medium to full mouthfeel with a piney hop/malt finish.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super tropical, yet not fatiguingly sweet - instead a good hefty dose of back-of-the-tongue bitterness of the grapefruit and citrus rind variety. A little sweet sugar in the flavor. Smells floral. Gorgeous bronze, great head. Handbottled via dickinsonbeer. Great example, alcohol in perfect range and not too apparent. Near PP Frank territory for me (and, I think it a similar beer).