acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Huge aroma of pine and citrus. Flavor is similar to aroma with a finish that is almost sweet, although that’s probably only in comparison to the bitterness on the front end. The most well balanced Double IPA I’ve encountered
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottled, thanks vode! Copper color. Pungent hop aroma with pine, lemon, apricot, dank and black currant. The flavor follows the aroma with strong yet soft bitterness. Great long aftertaste. Even the mouthfeel is rich in hop polyphenols. This is all about hops, and almost perfect as such. Hard to say how this could be better. Thanks vode for a fresh bottle (Brewed March 2009).
dogfish120love (1106) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks hophead22. Pours orange with a frothy off white head. Huge pine aroma with some citrusy grapefruit and floral notes, but predominantly pine. Flavor very consistant with the aroma heavy pine. Slightly under-carbonated , however otherwise I model to be followed for other iipa’s.
Rustyham (1835) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2009
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
not really hoppy enough for a regular IPA, much les and Imp. IPA. It’s almost as if Sam Adams had brewed it. Thanks to either Daknole, Oakes, or Beershine- bottle was open when I got there.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a golden color with a thin white head. The aroma is amazing, floral, citrus, piney, it is like walking through a hop farm, exquisite.
The flavor is complex, you get some pine from the hop still, a little malt but mostly hop. This is a great beer for a hop head, I can find nothing to dislike about this beer.
FedorStout (16) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hopheads unite this beer kicks ass.Pours a golden color with a small white head. A great aroma of some fresh fresh hops. Tastes of hops citrus and some pine. Some bitterness in the finish wow i lub dis beer ya smellz me
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour is deceptive. It looks thicker than it actually is. Head is small and dissipates fast in the golden orange brew. Consistent lacing as it gets drinked.
Smells like pine trees, hops, and jesus’ eyes.
Taste is out of this world. Perfectly crafted, perfectly balanced, not too bitter, but the hops are put on a pedestal on this one. Slight hints of grapefruit.
Mouthfeel is great, it sticks to your lips just slightly, carbonated perfectly so it bubbles all over your tongue. Not too heavy to make it hard to drink, but not too light that the flavor leaves. The taste of this one lingers for a while.
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden with a white head. Intense hop aroma. Grapefruit, pine, floral, citrus. Full bodied. First sip: oh that’s nice... Hops galore. Citrus, pine, floral, grapefruit, grass, light sweet malts, some honey. Truly an outstanding DIPA.
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours blonde, white head. Aroma is hoppy, yeasty and fruity (grapefruit). Taste, hoppy, lots of citrus and grapefruits flavors, giving a light bitter taste. There is a sublte light malty / caramel presence.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 Bottle thanks to DuffManSW. Gold pour with a slight pink tint and a big loose white head with lots of lacing. Lots of bright citrus and bubblegum ester aroma with notes of honey, toffee, and lemon grass. The hop profile is much more bitter and piny than the aroma. There’s still a nice balance of honey and toffee malts. Medium body with soft carbonation.