Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a moslty clear bright coppery orange with a fluffy sticky white head and good lace. Aroma is a touch of alcohol, but moslty sharp grapefruit and pine hops- hint sof orange and mango- some hints of phenolic-solvents though. Sweet sticky malts dont balance the beer, but rather provide a nice starting point for all the hops to be presented. Nice resinous piney hops with lots of citrus. Rediculously bitter harsh finish which I loved- also a bit of alcohol which is bound to come out of an 11% hop monster like this.
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A hazy orange beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is lovely hoppy with notes of alfa acids and oranges, as well as light floral notes - A hop soup aroma. The flavor is sweet with alchol, that jumps at You right from the start with a slight burning sensation on the tongue, but it is soon acompaniet by strong hoppy notes, and a bitterness that sets in much earlier than in other beers and grows more and more powerful. Acompanying the bitterness there’s also a note of grapefruit that grown in intensity. The body is very powerful.
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handbottled. Amber coloured. Almost murky. Fluffy beige head. Herbal, fflowery and very piney aroma. Fruity and light caramel notes. Very very good. Flavour is extreme. Heavily hoppy. Alcohol, flowers, some sweetness and fruits. Not as balanced and varied as the aroma. The hoppyness is right on the edge to be too much wihtout crossing the line. Mouth is totally dried out by the hops. Ends on an alcoholstrong bitterness that last loooooooong. Quite warming. Thanks to Bierkönig for sharing.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2006 Hand bottled.
Pours hazy golden and a creamy off-white head. Extremely well-balanced hoppy aroma with a pleasant sweetness from the malt in the background. Caramel, nut and grass notes. Flavor is bitter hoppy, but also with a strong note of cookie and cake that gives a good sweetness. Caramel, apricot and fruit in there as well. Extreme bitter dry end. No sign of the high ABV. Very nice specially considering it is hand bottled and send across the ocean!
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Grey Lodge in Philadelphia. Huge grapefuit aroma. Gold yellow straw in color with thin white head. Flavors is sharp citrus twang, grapefuit skins and floral hoppiness. -- I almost wonder if the server at the Greylodge had their taps backwards between elder and younger. We all felt that the elder that we were served was hoppier than the younger.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft Boathouse. Fuffy white head. Smells of grapefruit and a little funk. The taste was a mixture of rich malts and high powered hops. Thick with a strong, smooth hop finish. Easy to drink at 11%, maybe too easy!
TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Flanigan’s Boathouse in Conshohocken. Clear orange with a robust, whipped marshmallow head. Lacing all the way. Candied orange peel, piney hops and a little funk. Impeccably balanced! Huge malts and hops but damned drinkable. Mostly orange without typical grapefruit notes. Sweet liqueurish with a soft bitterness. No alcohol presence make this dangerous. Sticky hops seem to leach through the glass. Tried the Elder for comparison but made me sad I hadn’t gone with another Younger. I have to give this the nod over Dreadnaught.
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Draft... Drafting Room, near Philly... This beer rocks! ... Mostly clear yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is of heavy grapefruit, apricot and pine. Surprisingly well-balanced flavor. Huge malt; lots of hops. The malt wins the battle for balance with tons of toffee and honey. Coming in a close second is a boatload of hops; big grapefruit rind and apricot with hints of pineapple and evergreen. Also a bit tangy. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes bitter-sweet, piney and bone-dry at the very end. World class brew!
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2010 8/19/06: Draught at Drafting Room: Smelled hoppy and of grapefruit, citrus, pine, and mint. Very strong hop aroma, but no malt aroma. Mintier, crisper, and fresher smelling than Pliny the Elder. Golden amber color. Slightly sparkling. Clear. Thin white head does not last. Very good lacing. Not a pretty as the Elder. Flavor is balls out hops. Citrusy and minty, with hints of alcohol, resin and pine. Heavily bitter and lightly sweet. A little malt in the finish. BITTER. Has a mild tingly bite to it. Medium length bitter finish. Average carbonation. Medium to full body. A little oily in texture. Overall, a very good tripple IPA. Wish it were drier and better looking. 9/3/9/5/18 = 4.4.
2/27/10: Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of grapefruit, hops, and tropical fruit. Poured amber in color with a creamy, white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Very slightly sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of tropical fruit, grapefruit, and hops. Medium body. Very dry texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet, bitter, hop and tropical fruit finish is very dry. 11%ABV is completely hidden throughout. 8/4/9/5/18 = 4.4.
auto (163) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
freaking good ass brew right here. good ass summer brew i gotta say. nice fruity flavor taste like some crisp ass nice flavor. looks pretty too. got it on tap at toronado in san fransicko