Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle from Bev Mo Carmel mtn. Other than this beer having a very cool label, its magic in your mouth. Seriously, big nose of pine, grass, grapefruit.....and more pine. One of the best doubleís out there.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From AlohaC, as a freaking gift. Thanks again to you Christian. Pours a murky, unfiltered looking brew.This was a marvelois beer. Loads of tropical fruit, mango and kiwi, mixed with a massive dose of resiny hoppy goodness. This was the kind of beer that I found my self staring at the glass after every sip.
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 13, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2007 Bottle. Hoppy, alcohol-pine aroma. Golden and clear. Good sting and lots of grapefruit and pine taste. Clean palate with lasting sting. Best at 55-60 degrees.
[tasted next to a Dreadnaught]
(not suprisingly) the Dreadnughtís peachy, the Hop-15 is piney, and both are superb.
MrBunn (2609) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly orangish copper with a touch of a frothy white head that leaves a touch of lacing on the glass. Aromas promise grapefruit rinds and caramel malts with a bit of a pine bite to it. After first sip, Iím sold. This is really nice. The malt and hops are in perfect balance... there is a wonderful caramel body that supports heavily hopped opening and finishing salvos.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
9/4/9/5/18 - Bottle from Caponeís (also just got a pair from Naven - thanks!!!) Nice golden color with a small-medium head. Aroma is an incredible bouquet of freshly cut piney-citrus hops. Lots of sweetness coming through my nasal passages. Flavor is a sweet mix of citrusy-piney-floral hops with just enough malt to make it all OK. Emphasis is on the hops - this one finishes nice with great mouthfeel. This guy is really what DIPAs should strive to be.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, WOw, this is great.. drinkable , dangerously so too, 10.0% on the bottle, thin head but has some taste that just puts this one perfectly, its perhaps a type of hop that is great, and this one works.. my west coast choice for Double Simcoe.
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2008 Poured into the 3F glass... har har... hazy somewhat darker amber, moderate head with solid lacing and retention. Aroma is a big blast of the usual PNW goods. Not much else to say. Some caramel backing. Medium to heavy body, moderate to high bitterness, chewy mouthfeel, some alcohol but still very drinkable. Enjoyable. Not quite Dreadnaught, but compared to most IIPAs this is a superior example. At $5/bomber, itís the poor manís Dreadnaught. Good stuff.
After buying a case and getting about half way through, I will admit Iím getting really sick of this beer. 7/4/6/3/12... using original rating though.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle: Pours a mostly clear copper with a slight ivory head. Pine and citrus with a bit of sweetness drive the nose. The reminds me of the first time I tried Hop 15, years ago. Piney hops and some grapefruit on the finish drive this. The mouth feel is almost perfect with a bint of astringency. This has to be one of the best IIPA Iíve tasted and Iíve had a few. Cheers to Tomme and Port!
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is citrusy, pleasent. Pours orangish copper. Flavor is good, nice and well rounded. Medium body. Pretty good, not the best, but definitely worth drinking.
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy copper color, very little head. Nice piney hop nose, a bit of sweet maltiness underneath. Medium bodied, pretty smooth but just a bit sticky, medium carbonation. Good hop flavor, not great but OK. Huge hop bitterness.