Suttree (5149) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy yellow, pretty big white head. Sweet & hoppy aroma, with notes of grapefruit and pine. Hops dominate at first - smoky, resiny pine, and ctrus, too. The malt profile emerges toward the end - viscous and slippery, with a subtle sweetness, and a few more notes of smoke. Big & bold, very nice. Thanks to Darkelf for the trade!
heemer77 (5102) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Recieved in a trade with JohnC. The body is a dark orange that is clear. The aromas, the smells are fantastic. Rich oranges and a little bit of caramel. As it warms, you get a kiss of pine. The taste is rich orange sherbert. There is also some pine and peanuts. I detect a little bit of bitter toffee. It is very smooth for the amazingly rich and complex flavor. A masterpiece of a double IPA.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Light hazy deep gold with a nice sticky head and good lace. Aroma is piney, harsh, citrus, herbal and lightly metallic. Flavor mildly metallic, harsh citrus and piney hops, grassy finishes with a sweet sticky malt. Finishes a bit metallic, and has a wierd high carbed mouthfeel. Pretty good from what I remember on tap, but the bottled version seemd not up to par, but also could have been old.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Tom. Bronzed color with a light beige head and decent lacing. Aromas of mild herbs, and plenty of hops (some hopsack with is good). Mild malt undertones make me wish for more. Dry flavors of malt, honey and nuts. Seems a bit more traditional as far as IPAs or IIPAs go. A very dry example. Haven’t decided if it is good or bad yet. I long for a rerate.
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Indy gathering 2005. This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of foamy of unnoted size long lasting white colored bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body contained unnoted carbonation, was hazy and orange brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of strong thick hops. Its mouth feel is initially tingly with a lingering slightly tingly aftertaste. Its flavor contained mostly hoppy notes. It was also thick and good.
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Courtesy of DarkElf via trade/ Real big sweet and citrusy hops in the aroma. Pours a transparent orange with a small soapy white head. Sweet up front with a hint of apricot and an excellent well balanced citrus hop finish. One of the better balanced IIPA’s I’ve ever had.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peppermint, menthol, honey and pine/orange C-Hops in the nose. Opaque orange-tan with thin white head that diminishes to ring. Sweet, minty, malty flavour underlies assertive hop flavour. Aggressive bitterness detracts slightly from the flavour. Very strong carbonation but heavy syrup-like mouthfeel. Bottle enjoyed with Lubiere, MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled with egajdzis and eyedrinkale after the Philly gathering, courtesy of the latter. Cloudy, bright light copper...massive fruity nose, mostly citrus with a bit of apricot and pine. Fruity flavor, again mostly orange-grapefruit, clean, well-balanced, but for me lacking in the last degree of excitement. Rather light-bodied.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy orange with a mediun white head. Aroma is hops, hops, and umm hops. Grapefruit and peach. Flavor goes from sweet to fruity sweet to fruity hops to bitter hops. Very nice. Good balance that doesn’t rip at my tongue. Light alc. warming at the end. Medium bodied. Close to syrupy but not yet there.
hotstuff (4101) - Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks to jsquire for sharing. Very small off-white head that quickly dissipated with sparse lacing, murky, no visible carbonation, and a deep golden hue. Malty, caramel, hoppy and citrus nose and ditto for the flavor. Tingly and dry mouthfeel. Medium body. Not my favorite style, but I did enjoy this one.