ThirstyHophead (1) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: This medium-bodied IPA with a light off white head that quickly dissipated and a light amber color. Shows aromas and flavors of citus(grapefruit) and pine as well as some malt on the mid palate. A nicely balance IPA for being 9.5% ABV. Would love to try on tap.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my first sampling from this brand. Their IPA hits the mark. A real heavy aroma and the beer delivers - start to finish. The alcohol content is apparent and not well hid. But it’s a real nice american IPA
bhensonb (14172) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma of piney hops backed by malt. Hazy apricot color with minimal whitish head. Starts with a bit of malt which is quickly superceded by piny hop. Mouthfeel is thinnish, getting thin after a bit. Finish seems balanced. The hop persists, but there is malt as well. Not so carried away to the hop extreme as so many of they type.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a little thinner than i like my IPAs. some orange and grapefruit with some sweet pine and some bitter bitter perfumey and floral flavors. arg.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Courtesy of a trade with Blankboy. Pours a near headless, cloudy orange body. Filled with sediment. Nose is very sweet with a bitter hoppy overtone. Reminiscent of Old Crustacean with the double maltedness and piney hops. Very strong, 9.5% ABV, and balanced considering the Double IPA label. Good to the last drop.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Brickskeller. Clear, copper color with a white head. Very citrus, grapefruity aroma, with a very similar flavor to the aroma. I had no idea that the alc. content was that high. And as always I love the description of the beer with its gambling/prohibition underground references.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with an off-white head on top. Aroma is full of sweet citrus fruits, grapefruit, hops, and grass. Flavor is packed in pretty nicely with hops, grapefruit and citrus. Caramel malts come in also making the beer have a sweetness factor but not syrupy. The beer is fairly crisp and has somewhat of an alcohol taste towards the end. A bitterness finishes the beer off. Not much of a hop bomb as many IIPAs are expected to be nevertheless it is a fairly decent balanced beer.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours a clear, bright copper with a slightly lacy white head. The aroma is grapefruit, peaches and weed. The body is full and carbonation light. The taste is caramel sweet and much like the aroma. Nice beer with a nice hoppy finish. "DD takes the pot every time" - Mmm, what does this reefer to?
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - JAN 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy orage with beige head, the aroma is a whiff of grassy grapefruit. finishes very bitter.
retailgiant (9) - USA - JAN 8, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good beer. You know you are drinking a high alc. beer; and I couldnt drink it fast or drink many of them, but it is a good choice.
On tap at JP O’Malleys in Allentown PA.