Nejhleader (1296) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
was surprised to see the 11% alchohol level, hidden well, doesn’t have your standard IPA taste. i wasn’t too impressed.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
super malty everywhere. looked like any old double ipa. hops weren’t particularly strong, but they were there. like i said, malty and chewy. i liked it. had no idea the alcohol was so big considering how hidden it was.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Amber color, light sticky head, nice lacing. Nose is full and bright with citrus, grapefruit, pine and resin. Fresh malts too! The flavor is balanced, nice full sweetness and alcohol lashes leaches out the hoppy bitterness and dry hops. 153 IBUS? Whatever. Nice hoppy strong ale without much caramelization of dark malts to ruin the party. Warming. Nice.
Zeswaft (1438) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very malty, mildly hoppy, no alcohol apparent, reminds me of an old Hercules IIPA.
IndianaRed (2725) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BottleStrong sweet hoppy aroma with notes of caramel Clear deep amber with a
modest light tan head and decent lacing. Full balanced and strong 153 IBUS?!?! and 11% ABV makes for a big IPA Tasty though Full bodied and softly carbonated.
Thanks Buck Dich for sharing
BuckeyeBoy (3139) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours out a coppery orange topped with a tan head. The aroma or HOPS is GREAT. This was Very good a STRONG IPA at 11%. Very good Thanks
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is clear amber with a thin sticky tan head...smell is grapefruit citrus hoppy and has a definate malty layer there too....taste is sweet and malty up front with lots of doughy flavors, and a strong citric bitterness rounding it out....no real alcohol flavor either...very well done!!!!
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2007 Amber body, white head, PNW nose. Sufficient malt backbone to balance what is listed as 153 IBUs (!) I didn’t think the banana undercurrent worked that well with a big hoppy beer.
Arayaga2 (1866) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2007 Beautiful red with brownish white head. Aroma is average, and citrusy, and taste is same, with almost cloying sweetness that fades to woody bitterness as it approaches room temperature. $9/22oz Update: This product loses much of its bitterness, and strikes a perfect balance on draft.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Last HWOH. Pours a very light amber- more of a deep gold or bright copper and a sticky white head. Aroma of citrus hops, herbal, minty with some pine and a decent alcohol kick. Fusel alcohols and slightly solvent like. Flavor is thcik and sweet with lots of herbal and citrus hops. Pretty good thick sweet malt backbone. Nice overall, but not great.