drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As per the beer advocate suggestions, I poured this beer into a snifter. It pours a reddish amber color with a white head. The aroma is very pungent with piney and citrusy aromas, but also has a subtle sweet aroma. It reminds me of DFH 90 or 120 minute. The taste makes the distinction between this beer and DFH though. There isnít the high residual sweetness with this beer as there is with the DFH varieties. Also, it isnít as bitter as I expected. It is actually a very balanced beer. I detect a bit of grapefruit in the flavor and a bunch of pine. I am not generally a fan of DIPAís, but this is really good because of the balance. My girlfriend is going to CA later this month, so Iím going to have her bring a growler back. I donít know how long it will take me to finish, because it might hard to drink several pints in a row.
MMMBEERLS (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma comes off fruity peach/orange not really the best aroma for what I was expecting. Amber color is reminiscent of every other out there. Flavor was right in the middle for me, perhaps a bit to ordinary? I picked up some acidity in the flavor with slight diacetyl. Heavy on the hops but more earthy than fruity. I would definitely drink again!
deline7 (13) - Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ahhhhhh.....mmmmmm...good. (Inserrt Homer voice)
Amazingly clear, aroma of Americana hops, IPA color. Nice medium body with a dry finish. A little clingy bitter finish, I bet they use pellet hops. The hops are great. A nice mix of stuff that does not remind me of just cascade. Very good, very homebrewy. The double iPA is well hidden, like all great double IPAís. Why do west coasters call this a double? This is like a regular Michigan IPA.
Being from Michigan I must thank the unknown rate beer person who delivered this to Mike. Cheers!
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hand-bottled by Richard, aka, Irishboy. Thank you VERY much for this heavenly libation!
Pours a beautiful cheddar amber with an aroma of stark peach picked from a tree that grew amidst a forest of pines. I poured this 20 minutes ago and the aroma is still as strong as it was 20 seconds out of the bottle. Notes of strawberry in there as well. Flavors of pine, grapefruit, orange, cedar, rose, strawberry- all the choice ingredients of a great IIPA. Average mouthfeel, but letís not dwell on small details... This is an OUTSTANDING beer. Utterly, fantastically, and (almost) completely perfect. I feel sorry for anyone who isnít fortunate enough to enjoy this beer. Richard: Send more!!! : )
MadIndian (2366) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2014 On draft at capones. GOD DAMN THIS WAS GOOD !!!!! Good hop presence smooth and blended well. I hear the younger is better but this was great.
agl108 (784) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2010 On draft at Caponeís (originally) and several times since including 16.9 oz. bottles. Poured hazy orange with fluffy white head that left wonderful rings of lace. Aroma of freshly cut citrus fruits. Flavor chalked full of fresh citrus fruit: orange, tangerine, grapefruit and peach. None of that tongue stripping bitterness that would detract from such a glorious hop profile. Dangerously easy to drink and sessionable as fuck. This beer is perfection.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hops nirvana with this thing. Sweet without reaching cloying. Gold color. Excellent floral and pine hops on the aroma with mostly citrus hops on the body. Solid finish. GABF2007
pinkzambia (1460) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap: Clear light copper color with a wonderful fresh floral hop aroma and light juniper. The flavor is intense hops with a great bitter aftertaste. Your taste buds scream for more!
drinkerofbeers (18) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft. poured a clear light copper color. thanks to kenny for this beer. tons of floral and citrusy hop notes. oozes fresh vibrant flavors. extremely well rounded brew. complex and very very drinkable.
gail (4) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
To my taste this is much better than the too-hot Pliney the Younger. The pleasure of all the flavors hitting the tongue, from sweetness to a complexly hoppy bitterness, make this one of the most dependably delicious double IPAs.