MxPx1484 (17) - USA - DEC 24, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Teresa’s Next Door in Wayne, PA. Been looking forward to this beer for a long time and it was worth the wait. Alcohol content is not perceivable in the finish. You will be burping up delicious hops for the next hour after just one of these.
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a surprisingly golden color for a DIPA with lively carbonation and a sizable head that laces throughout the entire pint. Smells like bready sweet malt and fresh juicy hops. Taste is as it smells, big juicy hops with a huge rush of balancing malt. Medium at most in the mouth with good carbonation. Rediculously drinkable for a DIPA!! No abv apparant, just some hop juice to brighten my day.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ O’Briens San diego. This double IPA poured a deep gold with a rusty hue. Head was thin and off white. Had a big aroma of citrus fruits, floral hops and a dash of maltyness. A great one!
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pale golden color with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, resiny citrus hops. Flavor is some caramel and an oily, resiny, bitter citrus hop finish.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2010 The smell of fresh Elder literally makes me horny: strawberry, elderflower, resiny, piney and dank hops. Great golden color whether fresh or not. The flavor is layered, fruity, dank, spicy and always refreshing. People talk about the quality of Expedition despite its production volume; this beer shames whatever bullshit plateau people think Larry Bell has reached.
swoopjones (5808) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ O’Briens San Diego. Piney, citrusy hop aroma. Amber colored IPA. Malts tend to mellow the hops a tad. still a wonderously hopped beer. some grapefruit but doesnt dominate as it does in some DIPA’s. Enjoyed
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 isn’t the high residual sweetness with this beer as there is with the DFH varieties. Also, it isn’t 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 DIPA’s, but this is really good because of the balance. My girlfriend is going to CA later this month, so I’m going to have her bring a growler back. I don’t 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 IPA’s. 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 let’s not dwell on small details... This is an OUTSTANDING beer. Utterly, fantastically, and (almost) completely perfect. I feel sorry for anyone who isn’t fortunate enough to enjoy this beer. Richard: Send more!!! : )