hopdog (8444) - 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 (3240) - 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
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. shared with potbeercollege. pouered an orange, red copper color with a two finger white head. aroma: nice clean floral aroma, fruit juice,littlemiddle eastern spice like coriander, and some booze. taste: great freash hop flavor that i like in the beginning, nice twist in in your tounge bitter from grapefruit slash hops, piney, sticks to your lips, feels like a woodsy type finish, dry.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle. Red red orange with thicker cloudy tan to white head. Aroma is floral pine and caramel with grapefruit and orange. Flavor follows with big funk nugs...Durben Poison for those who know... and grapefruit and orange but just that poison smell with that resiny sticky pine (stick it on your forehead). Starts clean sweet ends super long and bitter dry. BOOM
DocLock (7421) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2012 750 cc from Capone’s, one of the few PA procurers of the Uinta big beer series. This one pours hazy dark copper with 2f off-white head. Nose is resiny hops, hefty grapefruit and tangerine. Tastes of pineapple, mango, tangerine, with resiny hops, a bit hot late, but a definite tropical hop bomb. This went well with Tostitos and fire salsa.
Ernest (6011) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially average, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately to heavily hoppy (resin, grapefruit, apricot), lightly yeasty (dough).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, creamy/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Pretty straightforward and by-the-numbers, not much to say.
Drake (7836) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
C&C 750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Poirs a clear bronze color with a medium offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee with a good amount of citrus hops. Not too complex but balanced well enough. The taste is caramel, toffee, bitter hops with citrus and herbal notes. Medium bodied with a lingering hop bite. All the components are good but its just missing something. Decent beer.