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).
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mjames left this growler for the tasting...that he didn’t attend; nice guy. Classic medium amber with a white head. Citrusy, piney tropical fruit nose (amarillo perhaps?) really nice. Big pine, grapefruit, vanilla, tropical fruity, juicy hops with plenty of caramel malt backing. For the amount of hopping, this was very smooth. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Very good IIPA!
JAXSON (555) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass from brewub before feats of stregth and valor with Dave and TJ. Good, big nose with piney hops, apricots. Flavor good, big at the start and full. Malts balance hops well. Good beer, would be a session if not so strong.
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Very dark, hazy brown brew with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma with moderate spice and resiny aroma. Some fantastic fresh pineapple and other tropical fruits over a soft toast, caramel and light chocolate maltiness. Very soft wheaty texture. Low to moderate carbonation accentuates the hops brilliantly. As it warms, even more sweet tropical hops, mango, grapefruit, and pineapple come out. Moderate bitterness and a long dry hoppy finish. Awesome stuff.
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For a double IPA, I wasn’t too thrilled with the seeminly lack of complexity with this one. It had a good hop profile and a nice bitiness too the ABV; however there was a lack of malt backbone that other Doubles exhibit.
RealAle (12) - USA - MAR 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this beer on tap @ Hopdevil. Great appearance, luscious balanced of sweetness/hops. Very drinkable, the low carbonation helped extremely. The beer had the head and volume of a Nitro beer. One of the best Imp. IPA’s you are going to find.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Hop Devil Grill - Dark hazy orange, creamy light tan head. Front loaded fresh hop nose of pine, peach, and hints of grapefruit and apricot. As it warms, wafts of brown sugar are well noted too. Flavor is supper hopped without major bitterness. Sweet caramel notes work their way in to actually bring this close to balance. Not quite, but very close. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. A very well made D-IPA in my book...
drfabulous (6672) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent, hoppy IPA at State College’s only brewpub. When you aren’t sure, choose this.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours a hazy, orange-rust appearance; fluffy, light tan head with excellent retention and lacing. Lots of chewy grapefruit and citrus hops in the aroma; sweet, maple syrup backdrop. Full, chewy mouthfeel: plenty of orange and grapefruit hops, nice dank quality; well-balanced, maple syrup and candy sugar maltiness; tasty, satisfying double IPA. Medium, citrus and brown sugar finish.
Wild4mild (38) - USA - OCT 11, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Now where did I put that Christmas tree car air freshener? Oh here it is, in my beer glass. Yum. But seriously. Intense hops, some fruit. Not bad once you get use to the intensity of it all. Don’t forget to wear your seatbelt!