radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2006 Orange-amber in colour with a long lasting white coloured head, great lacing. The aroma is extremely hoppy (citrus, pine), herbal, grassy, lightly sweet. The flavour is rich and chewey, intense hop bite (orange, pine), moderately sweet, small amounts of caramel malts. Very bitter mouthfeel, medium/large body, high carbonation. Finishes very long with a hoppy bitterness, dry. This is quite bitter which is fine but it seems to be lacking in balance to me.
650ml bottle obtained in a trade with OldGrowth, thanks Tom. No Best Before date.
DomErie (11) - McKean, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very smooth, highly drinkable IIPA with all the attributes of the style. I will buy this again.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(07.01.06) One pint 6 oz brown bottle as gift from Tom D. Poured hazy golden yellow with giant white head. No discernable carbonation. Hop bouquet aroma. Full bodied ale that starts with moderate malt sweetness and intensely pine resin citrusy hop flavors. Finished with light hop bitterness. Massive malt to support intensely hoppy profile. Smooth and rich. An exquisite mouth-watering ale, one of the best (if not the best) Weyerbacher beer that I ever had.
pythonmets (14) - Charles Town, West Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice orange hue on the pour with thick white head. Malty spicy aroma. Wonderfully malt flavor with nice carmel intwined with pine-like hop intensity. Smooth balanced hoppy spice finish. Beautifully bitter.
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper golden-brown with thick off-white frothy head. Aroma is nicely balanced with caramel malts and piney hops. Flavor is back and forth between the piney/slightly citrusy hops and the sweetness of the malts. Both aspects are nice on the palate but fight each other for balance. Palate feel is fairly full bodied, very oily, and nicely bitter.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
<!-- b -->Aug 06<!-- /b --> Bottle @Kookfest. Piney grapefruity hhops. Malty frain flavours become slightly too sweet. Intense bitterness is nice but doesnt manage to balance the beer and the lasting flavour was of sweet malts.
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Beautiful copper haze with a fluffy white head. Lots of lacing. In your face piney hop smell with subtle sugary undertones. Nicely balanced flavor with a very crisp hop bite, perfectly bitter. Alcohol is definitely present, but not distracting. High quality DIPA!
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared with after4ever. Pours a bright copper with a fluffy white head. The nose and taste are citrus-dominated, with grapefruit, oranges, mango and pineapple all showing up at one point or another. Great DIPA!
after4ever (6089) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, courtesy AbusedGoat--and thank you! This stuff is amazing. It’s absolutely designed to showcase the Simcoe, without a doubt. Simcoe dominates the nose, palate, and finish. It pours bright orange amber with a moussy, fluffy white head. The nose is pineapple, mango, and grapefruit, with a whiff of spice around the edge. The palate has malt backbone, but it has malt backbone in the same way a Ferrari has room for luggage. Functionally, it’s there, and it does its job, but it’s not very prominent. The hops swirl around the flavor at every stage. If you’ve tried anything with a prominent Simcoe note, you can probably picture what this tastes like, but if not, words aren’t going to help you much--you should just try it. You should try it, anyway. But this is as fine a showcase as that particular sticky icky hop could ask for.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2006 Bottle. Deep honey color with a big, thick off white head, good lacing. Aroma = Big hops, sweetness, piney, tart citrus, vanilla, really, really nice (reminds me of the stone 10th anniv. IIPA I rated the other day). Flavor is very nice too, not nearly as bitter as i expceted, very, very smooth though. Nice sweet hops, mellow bitterness, vanilla, resiny. Medium body, nice carbonation. Not as complex as some of the IIPAs I’ve had, but amazingly balanced and drinkable for the ABV. This is a great beer, drink it warmer than you normally would, the piney, sticky hops really come out.