daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Superdave with another great brew. Thanks Dave! Amber pour, white head. Malty as hell, some citrus hops, grapefruit. Flavor is sweet and hoppy, a nice balance. Caramel, resin. Pretty good.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled 5/19/10 from mcgaugh’s. tasted 7/15/10.
clear bright copper with an off white head. lots of drippy runny lacing on the glass.
the nose is full of really warm spiciness, caramel, woody hops, pine, earth, orange and a little skunkiness.
the palate is not nearly as sweet as i thought it would be... the flavor is much like the aroma... add in some pithy numbing, prickly hops and a deep earthy finish.
it is medium bodied, slick yet vibrant. 7/4/7/4/16/3.8
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle Cd and Cd. large tan head, excellent retention and lace. Clear copper orange color. Juicey hop nose is citrus, grapefruity and resiny with some nice malty underpinnings. Body is full, resiny and chewy, husky with a soft carbonation. Lotsa grapefruity hops, pine, and resin. Nice lightly toasty caramel malts backing them up. An almost dry hoppy biting finish. Lasting and juicey. Yummayyy. Bottle procured @statelineliquors.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Cork & Cage Bottle: Aroma of hops, hop oil, tropical fruit, pine, grapefruit, light orange, tangerine, and a hint of diacetyl. Poured amber/orange in color with a small, off-white head that lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer as well as around the edges. Clear. Barely sparkling. Flavor is medium to heavily sweet and only slightly bitter. Good lacing. Tastes of hops, hop oil, resin, tropical fruit, tangerine, nectarine, orange, light grapefruit, and slight caramel malt. Medium body. Slick, oily texture. Soft to average carbonation. Resin, hops, tropical fruit, hop oil, and slight caramel malt finish is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout. Was hoping for more bitterness.
TheBeerGod (4906) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Copper pour with a short, fading white head. Aroma is malty and grainy with citrus, light pine and spicy hops. Taste is big citrus and spicy hops, light earthiness, sweet malt, soft caramel and grains. Body is medium-full with a very creamy and smooth carbonation. Ends with more citrus, pine, spicy hops, sweet malt, light caramel, some earthy notes and light honey.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml, corked and caged bottle. Poured a deeper amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, caramel, and some toastiness. Tastes of floral hops, caramel, and citrus. Alcohol content well hidden.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy bronze, with some light and slightly uneven head. Aroma is quite heavy on the spice, with a good bit of citrus bitterness. Up front, the taste is quite high on the citrus lemon-peel like hoppiness, with just a hint of doughy malty sweetness on the aftertaste. The high alcohol also lingers a good bit as well. There is also a good bit of spice within the hop profile, making this not so much high on the hops but very high on all the different flavors that hops tend to impart. Very decent ale.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wonderful hop aromas. A little on the malty side for my taste but nice citrus flavors. Overall very good.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent deep bronze copper with a well-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet toasty caramel malty nose with fresh grapefruity hoppy notes. Starts with good fullness and sweet chewy caramel maltiness with a juicy hop flavor and bitter balance before a smooth bittersweet finish. A pretty true to style and enjoyable double IPA.
jkwood04 (2912) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at American Craft Beer Fest 2010. Pours golden/brown. Aroma of hops and too much malt. Floral hop taste but too bitter. Thick texture and full body. Decent IPA