kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle, from Phoenixville location. Pours a clear bright copper colored body under a foamy firm one finger beige head. Nice retention with some moderate lacing. Aroma is quite a hodgepodge of hoppy notes over a candy like toffee malt base. A little tinge of alcohol. Flavor is quite bitter and biting up front. Kinda tastes like 12 different hops, a very muddled hop profile like you might expect. The malt certainly remains in the background. Mouhfeel is medium bodied and slightly thick and resiny on the finish. Moderate soft carbonation keeps things lively. This was decent, but I think itís a victim of the "more is better" philosophy. Probably cool within the context of the project, but not the best beer of the bunch. Iíd rather see them hold a vote for the best version and then produce an additional batch of that to bottle rather than this Frankenstine IIPA.
Nejhleader (1430) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good IPA. NIce sweet hop flavor with a good hop bitterness. Seemed to have a nice spice to it too, smooth drinking good body, nice brew.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2007
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
22oz. Thanks to jdg0608. Poured a reddish golden color. Aroma is strong of hops and malt. Taste is hoppy finish and hoppy start.
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber courtesy of doclock! Thanks. Pours a very clear copper, with a big creamy white head. Citrusy, floral hoppy aroma. Kind of light bodied for a DIPA, with not enough hops. Must say iím always excited for new DIPAs, and this one just didnít do much for me at all.
boelker62 (7) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Like almost all Sly Fox IPAs, very little aroma. Looking past this, the complexity is fairly deep, and you can pick out some of the varietals. Maltiness is light. That is expected and preferred, however. Of course the bitterness is going to be smoothed out, as all the varietals play, bounce, add and subtract from each other. This is nicely bittered, and has a wonderful finish. I have had all the single varietal brews that make this 2006 Odyssey, and this yearís combination outweighs them all. A great addition, and wonderful to have in bottles this time. A local must-have.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I guess when your mainstay double IPA is Dreadnaught, it is hard to enjoy another Double IPA. This DIPA is lacking brightness and is a bit medicinal and herbal overall. I prefer a DIPA with brighter, citrusy fruits and more bitterness.
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle-pours a foamy light tan head that laces and amber/gold color. Aroma is citrus hops-sweet, pine. Taste is lots of citrus hops-sweet, pine, bitter, secondary medium malt, alcohol. OK carbonation.
pineypower (3033) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out a clear light copper color with a small lacing white head. Aroma is of pine and citrus hops. Mouth feel is average. Flavor is complex with a huge range of hops. I can pick out a few of the varieties. Pine fades into grapefruit which fades into citric into grassy notes. I liked this beer and was impressed with all the varieties of hops involved.
Arayaga2 (2099) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangey brown with thin white head and a citrusy piney odor. Taste is a little bitter for me, and the hops trump all else. Not a favorite. $6/22oz
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a clear coppery orange color with a creamy beige head. Lacking a distinct aroma. Aroma is of faint simcoe and floral hops and grapefruit. Taste is very simcoe hoppy with grapefruit overtones. Very similar to Double Simcoe IPA by Weyerbacher. Very good.