nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2010 22oz bomber bottle. Hazy brown-amber color, with a respectable, lasting beige head. Pleasant sweet West Coast citrus hop aroma. The taste is pretty straightforward IIPA, with a very clean mouthfeel. Nice balance between the syrupy high gravity malt and the solid hop bill. Full of flavor, but never overly thick and the alcohol is never offensive or disagreeable. Excellent clean example of the style.
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange brown with an off white head. Aroma is floral, caramel, pine. Flavor is bitter, slightly floral, somewhat faded, hint of caramel. Lively mouthfeel.
JPDIPSO (5597) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lightly hazed copper color with a small dense beige head. Grapefruit and caramel aromas dominate. Hints of fruit and earth in the background. Sweet malt and caramel in the front. Citric hops in the middle. Quite earthy in flavor as well. With all the earth it seems a bit unclean. A somewhat malt forward IIPA, wish the malt was a bit clearer.
mar (5247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep ruby with a cream head. nose is piney citrus frest hops. decent thickness with hops and citrus notes tagged with a slight bitter finish.
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of fiulijn - dark blond-orange colour with a persistent beige foam; nice lace; solidly hoppy with notes of flowers and cream; moderate carbonation and with a solid malt body; slightly sticky; very robust bitterness, long and very bitter flowery finish - a one-dimensional hop bomb
mmmbeer (1389) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottler served in shaker- poured a mildly turbid darkened copper with shades of brown, low carbonation, very still thin white head with several frog eyes formed upon the liquid surface. Aroma of a caramel malt, piney hops, with a note of coriander. Hits the mouth with a high medium body, malt is there and tastes slightly toasted, hops come in the middle but are weak for a double IPA, finish is acidic. I’m not fearing the reaper.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Too much malt and not enough hop! Knew when the wife liked it I would be disappointed.......(fish called wanda moment)....anyway...beer tastes ok, good drink just not what I expect from a DIPA at all. Its not crap like their stout.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little dissapointing for a double IPA. I would call it an imperial amber. Had an overwhelming caramel malt presence without anywhere near enough hops. Too mellow and mild. Lightly bitter finish with some burnt malts. Not bad though.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours amber with a big head. Aroma smells a bit stale, it lacks the big hops aroma I would expect with a IIPA. Flavor is piney and floral,with a stronger malt backing than I prefer. A bit unbalanced. The ABV is well hidden. Forgettable.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich brown. Typical soapy, citrus aromas. Nice creamy hoppy mouthfeel. A very mellow double IPA. Not very aggressive. I like it.