JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 Growler from Capone’s. Golden-amber with a small head. Aroma is a pleasant and overwhelming bouquet of HOPS!!! - Heavy & Bitter citrus, strong flowery-pine. Extremely sticky hop flavor in addition to some sweet citrus and malt flavors, plus just a bit of alcohol. Overwhelmingly hop heavy and wonderful. The Elder is a very nice DIPA - but as a hophead, this one goes a step further.........Well done!
jason (1819) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Capones Nice golden body with thin head. A very hoppy citrusy aroma. Flavor is a very smooth hoppy taste - citrusy - with a good syrupy mouthfeel. Nice carbonation and a refreshing taste. Probably one of the smoothest, well rounded IIPA’s I’ve ever had.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled most recently on draft at Capone’s (Norristown, PA) 4/18/07. Poured golden with a minimal white head. Aroma is all hops, with notes of grapefruit. Big hop flavor, hop resin coats the mouth and lingers on the palate. Some warming alcohol in the finish. I don’t consider myself a hophead, but i really enjoyed this beer.
Arayaga2 (2057) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2015 Basic clear gold... not much to look at. But the aroma is a hoppy floral nectar with a distinctly peachy note to it. Best of all, it tastes like it smells, and perhaps just a bit better. $5.75/10 ozs
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at O’Briens.Aroma of pine, citrus, banana, peach, and floral accents. Color is transparent golden with a slight cloudiness, Smooth on the palate and the flavor was superb. Full body of hop bitterness and nice fruit and pine. Good depth and with not a strong alcohol presence. Only till you are into the pint do you feel the alcohol man! Awesome Brew!
yespr (39078) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 15, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2010 Sample from handbottle, thanks to Thomas_E. Pours orange, clear. Aroma is bitterhops and peach. Caramel malty start followed by a peachy taste and good strong bitter finish. Full-bodied. Finish is rather dry and bitter with a touch of alcohol8-3-8-4-16=3.9
Growler, 2010 batch. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a small white head. Aroma is crisp peachy and grapefruity. Smooth fruity, mild sweetness and light hops citrusy flavoured. Grapes, grapefruit, peachy and mild pinewood. Light note of tangerine. Smooth and elegant. Lovely.9-4-9-4-18=4.4
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft @ obriens - very pale gold color, very little head. strong pine aroma with a flavor to match. some sweetness but mostly pine and lemon hops. quite bitter finish that coasts your mouth. you can feel the hops just eating the enamel off your teeth.
hapjydeuce (996) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2008 On tap at O’brians, Liar’s Club, and other San Diego County beer havens. An awesome triple IPA that I try and get my hands on whenever released. I like to say that the Elder is better, however it is always a tough comparison because I love them both so damn much. Clear dark golden color, usually with a nice rich and creamy white head and lacing (depending on location and tap). Mouth-watering pine forest aroma! Resiny, thick and malty...just what I look for in this type of beer! Like a sack of danky, sticky weed. Not as crisp compared to the Elder, but this stuff is amazing!
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Hand bottle 33 cl) Slightly hazy amber golden with a small, off-white head. sweetish aroma of peaches and pine. Fairly full-bodied with sweetish, malty accents, lots of sweet fruit and then a bitter - but not overly so - finish. 060407
wetherel (1858) - Cupertino, California, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I loved this beer the first time I tried it, but didn’t rate it. I think it had aged a year. I remember a 4.5ish quality. So I painfully waited around 4 months or more to eagery try it again. i got my hopes up too high. A bit too sharp and young. Small head, OK lacing. Pure cedar, citrus, and strong hop aroma.