decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Medium citrus and light malt on the nose. Semi sweet malt with a light bitter. Creamy medium bodied beer. Solid nice beer.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours a white head and cloudy straw gold color. Aroma is mild resin. Taste is resin hops, secondary medium malt. Soft carbonation. Nice but more of an IPA than an I2PA.
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Newest version is 8.5%. A fairly light aroma for a fresh hop beer. A bit more orange color than the Hop Ride. The flavor is great. Definitely a more bitter finish, with some caramel in the middle. Good stuff.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
hazy amber, wispy off white head, sweet pine aroma, big bitter flavor, light sweet caramel malt to balance, long bitter finish, not much else
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 10th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Festival: Pours a transparent bright golden bronze with a well-lacing, frothy white head. Sweet, lightly toasted caramel malty aroma has a good fresh hoppy bitterness. Starts sweet and candy-like with some mild fresh citrusy grapefruity green hops. Finishes sugary and bittersweet with a hint of drier, warming tartness. An average double IPA.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper color with lacy white head. there’s some carmel and almond with some grapefruit and orange. a little salty, oddly enough. (also at the strong ale fest)
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10th Annual SD Strong Ale Fest: Poured a lightly hazzed copper color with a thin off-white head. The aroma had a moderate amount of grapefruity hops. not too much and not too little. Caramel malt takes up the slack. Malty sweet flavor at the start. This gives way to a grapefruity middle. Dry and mildly bitter finish.