TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2006 4/4/2006 January ’05.22oz bomber from captain cougar. I thought the first day of spring would be as good a time as any to finally crack one of these babies. A nice warm day for a nice cool ass kicking beer. Tried this immediately after trying the ska decadent ( a not so balanced Dipa). Malts overpower this baby, but the hops come right back at ya to create a heavenly treat. like another rater, i think some of the best double ipa’s (stone ruination, dfh 90 minute, yulesmith) all have traits that makes them great and its difficult to hold one of these beers over the other. I guess its a matter of what you like to taste. in any case, Im glad I have one of these in the cellar that i can taste again down the road and maybe do a vertical of some favroite 2ipa’s. thanks again captain!
10/11/2006 second January’05 bomber.
i enjoyed this one more. too faded to comment.
Lowe1983 (1397) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear light amber color with a medium off-white head. Huge hop aroma with a nice background of grapefruit and pine. Hop flavor right away with a hint of citrus and pine. I’d almost argue too much on the hop flavor and not enough of the others to balance it out more. But someone like me that loves as much hops as I can get will love this brew. Flavor doesn’t linger quite as long as I was hoping but is still a delicious Imperial IPA. A little pricey but still worth it.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Split this bottle with Duane. This was great. Very good balance of hops and malts. Lots of pine and citrus with tons malt at the same time. Great, medium mouthfeel...almost oily as it sticks to your tongue and the back of your palate. Great IIPA!
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber from malachi
Thanks to malachi for sharing this with hezron and I. It was a great way to cap off the night. It assualts the nose with hops when you first sniff, but once you adjust, there is a nice combination of tulips, oranges and lemons waiting underneath. Strong, good looking lacing comes from this as you swirl. Suprisingly, when you take a sip the hops are well balanced. I was expecting an attack of bitterness but instead there is a collection of tropical flavors - persimmon, passion fruit, kiwi and grapefruit. Eventually after a short impression of sweetness, the bitterness becomes evident but not in an overpowering way. Finally, it takes on a sweet vanilla finish before disappearing. For a beer this big, it was suprisingly easy to drink. If it were a few dollars less a bottle it might become a regular fixture, but at $10.99 I’ll still be enjoying it occasionally.
bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. Wonderful citrusy aroma with an orange-red copper color and an average head. The head dissipated to a thin ring around the glass. I found that it tastes sweet, slight bitterness then goes back to a sweet malty flavor. Tastes like a two alpha kings smashed into one bottle. Excellent beer overall but was still very pricey for a college kid.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 31, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is a citrusy aroma, especially grapefruit. The pour is a hazy golden amber with a nice head and extensive lacing. A tremendous amount of hop flavor is evident yet balanced by a mild malty sweetness. The hop bitterness crescendos on the palate with a finish that is lacking any harshness.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle Pours a hazy golden with a creamy off white head. Head fades but produces some quality lacing. Has a great hoppy aroma of citrus and spruce. A nice medium body with good carbination. Has a slick texture. A big duration with a great finish.This is a solid beer. Very hoppy and robust. Really sits on the tastebuds for some time. Has a strong bitterness that starts slow and revs up to a wonderful ending. This is real good stuff, I wouldn’t recommend a 12 oz bottle, you’ll just want more.
waldowin (6) - Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a nice hazy gold color, white heads forms quickly and thickly, but fades almost as fast.
Smells amazing. Only slightly like I expected a double IPA this big to smell, mostly sweet honey and floral hops.
And it tastes fantastic! Sweet, mellow, and slick, with just a *hint* of a citrusy hop tang at the finish. Hop flavors are present throughout, with grapefruits, pine sap, and floral tastes all the way through. However, it’s very subtle, and definitely compliments the malt, instead of dominating it. Stone breweries could learn a thing or two from this one.
Mouthfeel is thick, creamy, and full. Almost a chewy IPA, not at all like I expected a beer this light in color to feel. Leaves a very mildly bitter aftertaste, that gives way to a sweet honey/hops combination.
This stuff is scarily drinkable for its style, easily as drinkable as a hef or a lager. Just watch that ABV, it sneaks up on you.
murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is a beast!
It pours a beautiful flax/gold with an off-white head that leads to solid lacing.
The smell is huge hops. and laying in waiting...hops again. Citrus tones ride the hops and green it out a bit. Like Hop Wallop on "roids, and thats saying something! The taste is as expected, heavy and bodied hops supported by a warming malt backbone. This beer is an aniNimal. As it warms it just get more drinkable, and less raw. I love tasting it’s changes.
A MUST HAVE FOR ANY HOP HEAD!
direwolf600 (37) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this beer, all the way through, sometimes its nice to get a little roughed up by your beer.