beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Light orangy yellow and fairly clear. Some hop aroma, but not as in-your-face as I would expect. I think this bottle may be a bit old tho. Nice bitter bite all through to the after taste. Good sweet malty mouth too, but seems to be missing some flavor hops as well. The beer also seems thin for an IIPA.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Fall Beerfest In Toronto 2004. Light golden in colour. Aroma was pretty much a one dimensional hop assult. Flavour was all hops, pine, grapefruit and some earth. Medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with a huge hop bitterness. This beer is too hoppy and one dimensional for its own good.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
light citrus and slight grassy aroma, light straw appearance with a big frothy white head, sweet and hoppy with lingering bitterness and an intense palate destroying slight yeasty finish
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Floral aroma with grapefruit, orange, and cotton candy. Appears a crystal-clear gold, with notable effervescence of medium-sized bubbles and with a thin head of pure white. Flavor of crisp grapefruit overlaying biscuity malt, ending in a nice well-balanced hoppy finish. Palate is moderately thin and quite refreshing with an appropriate amount of carbonation. Overall, this beer is much greater than the sum of its parts, primarily resulting from the incredible balance that it displays. My thanks to TheBeerCellar2 for this fine brew.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden orange with a large frothy off white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, pine/resin, toast and honey. Medium velvety body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor of resin/pine, grapefruit, honey and toast. Lightly alcoholic. Long bitter finish. A little overdone, but I guess that was to be expected. Hop Devil is much better. Good.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a translucent yellow/orange with a minimal head. Aroma is big and citrus. Mouthfeel is full bodied with good carbonation, taste starts bitter and becomes very bitter and as you might imagine ends with a long bitter aftertaste. I don’t know about this one. I’d like to think of it as a slightly over the top IPA because it’s not up there with the best of the I2PA’s....not even close.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not near enough hops. this is an IPA definitely not a double. very dissapointing beer nice malt very clean but just not very hop forward.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
light herbal hops with a light dry carmelly malt aroma. Pale orange color, mildly cloudy. Very Orange, glowing, light crystal, very citrusy, mildly bitter, very late vanilla. Round even taste, beautifully crafted. Very soft sweetness lingering beneath the big hops, nice body.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color with a large white head. Aroma has hints of grass and hay as well as some apricots. Mild malty sweetness, quickly diminished by a big bitterness. Some citric orange notes. Finishes quite bitter.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Medium gold with large white head. Hops aroma. Flavor is citrus hops--grapefruit mostly. Enough malt for balance.