jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
] GABF-pours a white head with yellow/orange color. Taste is light/medium citrus hops-grapefruit, faint malt. OK carbonation.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2009 TITW Part Deux - growler courtesy of scraff (through eyedrinkale). Thanks, guys! Clear yellow-orange appearance; big-bubbled white head. Huge hoppy nose: mostly citrus and tropical fruit. Pleasant, well-balanced double ipa: reserved bitterness, grapefruit and dank hoppiness; maple syrup background. Long, piney hop finish. An excellent double ipa.
Rerated, countless times in Sebastopol. A beautiful beer, on all counts.
jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great hop aroma and flavor:floral, citrus and pine. The bitterness hits you immediately and never quite leaves. The sweet malt creates a nice balance and great finish. Everything you can expect from a great imperial IPA.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 On Tap @ the Liar’s Club. Clear light copper color with lasting off white head. Nice sheet of lacing. Mouthwatering piney hop aroma that demands you to take a swig. Full rich mouth feel with subtle malts flavors peaking through the iron veil of pine hop flavor and bitterness. There is a tasty lingering hop bitterness deep into the aftertaste. Ths is something I could drink all day. YUM.
csbosox (1215) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 29, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2009 GABF 2006. I had several samples. Aroma is like perfume. Columbus and Simcoe really stick out, the aroma is predominately citrus with a piney background. Citrus and piney hops dominated taste. Tasty.
500ml bottle. Bottled about 6 weeks ago. Light golden color, great clarity, and a small white head. The aroma is divine; pine, tangerine, tropical fruits, sweet perfume, and some earthiness. The flavor is sweet, biscuty malt followed by lots of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, and an apparent, but clean, bitterness. The bitterness lingers in the finish and notes of citrus and honey linger. Bumped this up from a 4.1 to a 4.4. This stuff is just wonderful.
Terminus (3042) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - OCT 29, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at pizzera Paradisio in Georgetown DC. light orange with a foamy white head. nose is citric as all hell-orange, tangerine, pinneapple, lots of passionfruit. ohh man, what a wonderful citric flavor burst here-orange, pinneapple, lots of grapefruit rinds(think pink grapefruit), espeically on the finish. body seemed a little on the lite side for a IIPA, but again, this is only 8%. My only letdown was the body. finish goes on and on for eternity. this beer is sweet without being cloying and has just enough bitterness to dry out the finish. This had lacing all the way down to the last drop of the beer. I ended up having 3 pints of this while i was in DC this past week. Definately a hop monster. the lite body made this very easy drinking and could become quite a session brew.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at hop devil grill, NYC. Cloudy orange pour, decent fluffy head and good lacing. Aroms is surprisingly malty, fruity, a bit of citrus. Well balanced, with cinnamon and lemon hints. In the mouth this has a strong bite, big early bitterness. Citrusy hops come in full force midway through, though calms down to a very mellow finish, with a very sweet, perfect caramel, and lingering grapefruit.
scoobyluv (503) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hoppy, floral nose. nice lacing on the glass. tastes like citrus on 1st sip but then leads to a slightly sweet finish. i loved this because it’s not all sweet like most of the doubles i’ve had. this beer is the shit!!!!
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Multiple drafts at Birreria Paradiso. Slightly hazy, amber body with a pillowy, white head. The aroma is overflowing with an amazing fresh hop blast, apricot, pineapple, floral and grapefruit. The flavor is juicy citrus and floral hops, lots of grapefruit and apricot, some pine and a light sweetness and a solid bitterness. Medium/light body with soft carbonation and a bitter end.
Svesse (5716) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught, Stockholm Beer Festival, 8 Oct) Golden yellow colour with firm white head. Very hoppy and fruity nose with loads of grapefruit and notes of mandarin peel. Fruity taste with a distinct grapefruit and citrus character, notes of pine needles and resin, hints of black-currant. Very hoppy but still very well balanced. Alcohol is well hidden behind the hops, but gives the beer a firm backbone. Great beer.