ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bottle. Pours amber and hazy with big creamy white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, and hops. This is nicely smooth with a good amount of citrus. A little bready and malty. Good tasty hop kick. Maybe Iím getting jaded by all the great double IPAs out there, but I donít see anything remarkable here. Itís a damn good beer, but I feel like Iíve had it before. The Yulesmith is still #1
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
HOPS!! Like grapefruit and weed. I donít totally love the flavor, but you canít argue that it is not powerful.
Terminus (3042) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle-deep orange with a foamy off-white head. nose is big citric hops-lots of light floral citrus. some fussel notes in there as well-passionfruit, mangos. flavors are very soft in the bitterness category-mostly a citric-based IIPA with some candy-like malt profile. I dunno-the alcohol is there but not as offensive as other weyerbacher offerings. light finish of lingering passionfruit. lots of residual sweetness and not enough dryness. i dunno-simcoe hops seem weak for IIPAís in bittering. I like the hop flavor, but there needs to be other hops added to bitter and dry things out.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose is starchy, dry, arid, spicy hops. Flavor is somewhat caustic, coarse, fruity, sticky, thick, sweet and fuesal (just slightly). Rich, fizzy, pretty good overall. Almost has some saison qualities.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice double. The citrusy simcoe hops hit you in the nose and the taste right away. The 9% is masked very well, and the mouthfeel is very nice. Perhaps a bit more malt would help, but it is really close to having that perfect balance.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBSG06: A real eye opener. Really hoppy. Everything you expect when you hear IIPA. Which is why Iím not impressed. No real balance and I don;t like hops that much.
TURDFERGUSON (3760) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
another great double ipa. i really enjoyed this one. first beer iíve had from weyerbacher that has been noticeably better than average. great balance. will def buy again.
omhper (18367) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottled at Olivert Twist, Stockholm] Hazy reddish brown, lasting creamy head. Powerful aroma of sweaty grapefruits and lingonberry. Fairly sweet with lots of malt and reasonably soft mouthfeel. Though hop dominated alcohol plays a significant part - lingonberries are strikingly evident. Very bitter finish with plenty of salty licorice and tar. A good one.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was looking forward to trying this one given the recent hype about it. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a chestnut color with a large tan head. The aroma is fruity and rather peppery hops. The flavor is strong fruity , floral and peppery hops. There is an earthy undertone. There is an off flavor to the hops that is faintly unpleasant. The malt presence is a bit lacking and the hops totally overwhelm
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG 06. Orange-golden hue. Sweet Simcoe hop flavor, hitting the tongue and nose with huge amounts of pine and honey, with a nicely-balanced bitterness. Long finish.