merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle pours a clear apricot body with an immense vanilla head. Aroma is luscious, with citrusy and floral hop oils. Medium body is a bit resinous with hops. Taste is citrusy bitter, with lots of grapefruit and pineapple notes. Bready caramel malt presence keeps the hops in check. Alcohol is well disguised. Very well balanced, overall. Quite tasty.
dmac (5467) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle thanks to black95tt. Poured a deep amber with a huge creamy head that stuck to the side of my Duvell tulip glass. Citrus hop aroma that was so strong I was getting notes of pineapple. Flavor was loads of hops but not overpowering and bitter but pleasant that made you want more. This is one pretty darn good beer and the best I have had from Southern Tier.
lamas (1549) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber with a big antique white head. A rather floral aroma with plenty of grapefruits, oranges and pine. Goes down thick and smooth. Starts off with grapefruits and transitions to some caramel flavors. Finishes just a tad harsh. The alcohol is surprisingly well-hidden considering the high ABV. Sticky.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bartzilla’s Death Metal Beer day June 07. Shared with Bartzilla, Naven, WeeHeavySD and others. Golden brew with a health additon of piney hops. Falvor hads pelnty of maltiness which added a nicesweetness to balence out the bitter hops. A bit sticky, but otherwise a good solid IIPA.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, courtesy of john_adam2002, pours a golden orange with a decent off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of floral, pine and some caramel. Flavor brings the floral forward, with a nice hops bite and some sweetness from the malts. Palate is smooth and creamy, quite full. A solid IIPA.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has huge head that is as dense as Homer Simpson. The nose is well, hoppy of course. Flowery hops of the P.N.W. variety sing in glee. The palate is very full, more on the barleywine side of things. To me this ale is really just a really hopped out barleywine. I like my IIPA to be relatively void of malt and sweetness, whereas this beer is a bit sticky. The beers gravity really inhibits it from being bitter, but the hops are right on in the aroma department. Overall, a nice one that is a steal at $5.99.
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
awesome brew. this is how an IIPA should look. dark amber, nice foam head that hangs int there. taste is great. Thanks tangfoot.
milewide (2031) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sweet taste up front followed by intense bitterness. Hop/fruit in aroma and taste. Solid body. Excellent DIPA!
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle - Secret Santa July 07: The hop aroma hit me as soon as I cracked the top on this beauty. Pours a translucent amber with a thin cap. The nose if huge with fresh citrus, candied oranges, resiny rind and a dose of ether. Very bright indeed. The malt onslaught begins with the first sip - sugary sweet caramels are in abundance here. The body is barleywine-esque as it becomes almost cloying at times. The caramel is eventually balanced by a firm dose of rindish bitterness in the finish that leaves my tongue tingling. Fun stuff from the guys at Southern Tier!
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2009-09-25, draught at Řlbaren, 8-5-7-4-15=39
Amber color. Fruity and resiny hop aroma. Strong body, strong caramel flavor with medium sweetness and strong hopping, but I would expect more character from the hops, maybe more resins and fruits. More boring than when I had it in the bottle, which is a rare event.
2007-05-08, bottle, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Beautiful amber color. Nice aroma of hop, resiny, with some pine needles. Good body structure, caramel-fudge flavor, with some malt and a lot of sugars, balanced by a strong hopping, nutty; the final has strong fudge-hop character, very long. Excellent.