Dogbrick (11467) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer will definitely make your tongue stand up and do a little jig. IPAs are not one of my favorite styles but I will make an exception in this case. Nice dark golden color with a medium thick off-white head. Sinus-clearing hops aroma with a nice floral touch. Senses-shattering hops flavor along with grapefruit and a little malt to keep your heart from stopping. Nice long, bitter finish. Excellent.
hopdog (11459) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2004 Medium amber with an averaged sized off-white head. Piney/spruce smell with hints of oranges. This beer reminds me why IPAs are one of my favorite styles - hops, hops and more hops!
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2003 Bottled: One really wants to sing out loud and praise this magnificent brew. Kind of reminds me of the musical by Woody Allen "It's all about hops...". Is dark golden coloured with a medium lasting head. Hops and earth aromas. As soon as you start drinking, the hoppy bitterness hits you like a horse. The bitterness keeps on evolving on the palate, and leaves you with a pleasant feeling. This might not be the most complex beer I've ever tasted, but for sure I've never tasted anything as hoppy and bitter. Very good. As much as I really like this beer, I cannot rate it as high as the (IMHO) much more complex and harmonious belgian, dutch and british ales. Once again many thanks to herbjones for another top californian beer.
crossovert (11344) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle has a nice biography of the beer and some nice artwork, says 100+ IBU’s, oh boy, here we go.
Poured from a bomber into an oversize wine glass. Nice darkish amber color, its a really clear brew, not many bubbles.
Scent of piney, citrusey hops, the smell is all about the hops, its rather refreshing too.
"The moment after the first swallow, all other food and drink items become substantially more bland than they were just seconds before." Not really but thsi brew has a great taste, the bitterness is up there but beyond it its hop bliss. Not alot of malt here. Just sucking on that bottle with a little beer in the bottom gives you the full hop flavor.
This stuff goes down like candy water though, i think i could easily down a 6pack of bombers. Overall not the beas DIPA but a highly, highly worthy one.
Sammy (11164) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2015 Great floral pine citrus smell. Nice dark orange color. Cellared for a couple of months, and found balanced in bitterness and only a bit palate erasing.
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One-third pint, 7.2 % ABV, tap at North Bar. Crystal clear amber coloured body. Low, but lasting, white layer. Dried fruity aroma with a touch of pumpkin. Taste is apricot, resin and pumpkin carefully added by malty sweetness. Rounded bittersweet finish of citrus peels that lingers for quite a while. Nice (Leeds 01.07.2013).
Meilby (10939) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
[Thanks to yngwie] Pours cloudy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of barley, caramel and hops. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Date: July 20, 2002
Source: Bacchus, Chattanooga
Appearance: Dark yellow, big fine off white head
Aroma: strong floral hop aroma on top of a rich hop base
Flavor: flavor starts off thin and bitter with a touch of citrus character, warms to a liquid poem to the glory of the hop, malt becomes aparent and balances the hops, mile long bitter finish
Date: June 07, 2007
Source: Ale Atlanta
Words: possible three year old sample
turns to sterno
Date: September 08, 2007
Source: cellar party
crystal sweetness is coming through to offer better balance,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Name: Ruination IPA, Double Dry Hop
Date: October 06, 2010
Source: Duckworth’s Stone Tour
Appearance: hazy gold, wispy white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, touch of sweet crystal and pine, floral and citrus
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, lots of fruity hops with citrus and pine, lingering balancing bitterness, touch of candy sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
daknole (10859) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh my what a beer. Nice orange/amber color with a foamy head. Aromas are full of citrus, floral hops and some great malts. Flavor is hops, hops and hops. Floral hops, bitter hops, sweet hops...this is amazing. Malt backbone shines throughout. WINNER.
shrubber85 (10669) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2009 Bottle. Pineapple orange aroma primarily. Amber with small head. Sweet pineapple juice flavor initiallly that is quickly overwhelmed by piney hops flavor. Sweet, fruity and hoppy