goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to DaveCcooks for this surprise gem. Poured a very deep amber color with a thin off-white head. Terrific hoppy aroma. Big pink grapefruit, pine, and citrusy orange flesh aroma. Sweet malt underneath. Flavor starts out malty sweet but quickly turns to a long last citrusy hop. Bitterness is moderate and well balanced. Nice warming sensation but well hidden alcohol otherwise. Medium to full body is silky due to low carbonation. Almost feels like a cask condtioned ale. My preference is toward a higher co2 however. This is a true IIPA. Big on the alcohol, hop aroma and flavor and big on the body without becoming a barleywine. Very nice indeed.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 3, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This Imperial IPA pours a dark amber color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is floral hops and sweet. A medium to full bodied 2xIPA. Malts are fruity and sweet, touch of rye spiciness (?). Lots of floral and citrusy hops. Touch of spiciness, but lots of hops. Despite all the hop flavors, and this beer is full of them, its not that bitter, Very drinkable. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth, Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2007 "Thanks to aspidites for this one!! This one puts Dreadnaught to shame. Too bad it isn’t bottled for the masses because this would quickly become tops on many peoples list. The nose is piney to the extreme, like a freshly cut tree in your glass. Appearance is that of a dark amber/mahogany color with hops oil present in the glass. Mouthfeel is very full bodied and incredibly hopped up. Hops resin, hops oil permeate this throughout. Caramel malt in it as well to help balance it out. This would make the lager-lover’s of the world curl up in fetal position and cry Mommy! WOW "
bb (8572) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Rich amber mahogony beer. Big hop aroma with just a bit of malt sweetness. Lots of caramel malt (and some darker malts) that help to provide a backdrop for the big hop flavors - citrus and resin. Easy to drink a lot of this as it hides it’s alcohol very well. Nicely done.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2008 Dare I say somewhat Franklike which is a huge compliment for an amazing and obscure brewer that continues to create some truly unique beers. Hopfully well done Lupulin masterpiece. This from a brewer that came up with the Randall years before Dogfish head had been fried and served with a wedge of lemon.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 15, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 I was lucky enough to get a bottle from the brewer. The aroma is simply unbelievable! Unlike any beer you’ve ever smelled. Imagine throwing hops all over your back yard, turning on the sprinkler then mowing the grass. Very hop forwadr; the flavor was hops, hops, hops. I loved this beer, please make more!