AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz- Nice color, nice lace on pour. Hops on nose. Plate fades from light malt to heavy perfumy flavor (perhaps the wheat) to grapefruit. A different take on pale ale, but not for me.
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very full taste, piney. Lots of hops and rebirths of flavor all the way through. Tad bit bitter.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pours slight hazy orange/amber with a large off-white head. Aroma of citrusy pine hops and caramel malts. The flavor is slightly sweet upfront, caramel, citrus, pines and finishes bitter and dry.
cheap (3966) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2007
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the Bocktown. Fruity berry aroma with a little floral hops. For some reason while looking at the tap, I was expecting an impy stout, oh well. Instead I am presented with a double IPA. It has the ubiquitous colors of any other IIPA, a clear darker yellow color. Hops, hops and more hops greet the taste buds. This is followed by a berry or fruit background just like the aroma suggests. This stuff really mows over my girlie taste buds. Although this style is not up my alley, I must say it is what I would expect from a major IPA. This is the kind of bitter hoppiness almost makes my gag reflexes kick in! Donít care for that, I always thought beer was to be enjoyed. However, I respect the fact that many of us ratebeerians love this attribute. This beer is quite puckering. Finish is lasting and bitter linger. Acrid back of the throat conditions. Please, somebody give me a Weyerbacher Old Heathen for a chaser!
Iíll probably be slammed for this rating but I am not experienced enough yet to rate within a style.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle: pours a cloudy orange blossom honey colour with an off white head. the aroma is of citrus hops with a nice balance of sweet malts. also some added spice and earthyness. the flavour is starts sweet and is smooth and thick over the palate with a great bitter hop finish. a great balanced big beer.
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - APR 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A lightly cloudy amber with an off-white head. The strong malt flavor came through with an initial sweetness Then the hops came on. The result was a well balanced "Extreme" beer. Boy, was that good!
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2007 Pours a beautiful golden color with a nice creamy, bubbly head. The smell is extremely hoppy with a nice citrus bite and some great spiciness. A nice lacing sticks to the side of the snifter. The taste has a warming alcohol feel with a hoppy bite and excellent mouthfeel. This beer is a world class IIPA. One of my top ten.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a clear amber with a large creamy/frothy white head. Nice and huge hop aroma of ruby red grapefruit, pine needles, orange candy, and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is big and hoppy and earthy with notes of bitter grapefruit rind, some pine needles, some fresh cut grass, and a touch of caramel sweetness. A bit of alcohol shows through in the bitterness, but not nearly enough to lead one to think this beer is 11%. Finish is dry and bitter and a tad medicinal. A somewhat harsh, unforgiving Double IPA with good hop flavor.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent IPA. Aroma and flavor are both full of hops. Very smooth for an 11% percent brew.
demitriustown (1057) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle via trade with Jah Noth (thanks!). Decent amount of hops in the aroma with the tell tale signs of an Impy IPA. Grapefruit, pine needles, and big hop characteristics. Appearance is a clear golden/orange color with a big rocky white head. Taste is rather fleeting with a really dry palate at the back of my throat. There is a big hop presence with some good grapefruit characteristics, piny, and nice and spicy. Overall, Itís not the best IIPA that Iíve had. The taste is kind of one dimensional and fleeting. Itís pretty good, but not quite up there with the big boys.