carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 cork and cage. Pours with vigorous head... as it settles, a little creamy. very hoppy aroma of grapefruite, citrus, pine and yummy. the mouthful is very bubbly with a creamyness that is delightful. there is an earthy edge to the the massive hops that crazy good. This is a great beer gone epic.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pungent nose of catís pee and grapefruit rind emminate from the thick cap that barely contains the hazy, bubbly brew. Notes of fresh oregano and suggestions of rosemarry tickle the nose. Green and bitter frames the malty palate entry as an onslaught of bitterness takes over every sense but hearing. After the initial shock of the first sip this beast becomes luxurious, and intelligent, think Blood Money by Waits. Raw, but rounded and sophisticated at the same time. Stemmy green hop meat sticks to everything as only another sip of the poison can provide the cure.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a hazy golden yellow color with a rocky head that hangs around. That head hangs on the glass so nicely. Floral hop aroma and some peppery spice. Aggressive hop bite during the initial bite but quickly melts into a semi sweet body that heals the sore taste buds. Much more mellow that the original. Smooth on the tongue if that is at all possible with a dipa. They just made one of my favs that much better. I have another in my basement to age and see what happens.
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml courtesy of an TheEpeeist trade. Thanks, Chris! Pours a very dark amber, brownish, highly hazy from the lack of filtration, big offwhite head that cakes tremendously in the tulip. Laces well. Aromas are hoppy, raw and floral, some light citrus and pine, caramel malts, a little lighter than expected. Very faint tropical. Body takes on a good bitterness, not harsh, with citrus, florals, nice mango feel. Simcoe definitely gives some presence. Touch of pine, resin, smooth caramel malts without much toast. Hops are good, but not overly strong. A bit boozy, good bitterness in the finish. Florals and ma,go come in fuller in the body, assertive flavors, lighter on bitterness for the style. The brew is really quite fruity, with orange coming through as well. Pretty good and fresh! Cheers!
LilBeerDoctor (3441) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick white head. Aroma of grassy, sweaty hops. Flavor of sweet malt, grassy and sweaty hops, with a resiny hops finish. Hmm, this tastes pretty much exactly the same as the original, if Iím remembering it correctly...still very tasty!
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep cloudy amber with a a large, fluffy tan head. Strong, thick and resiny aroma, along with mango, slight citrus, bread, and even some bubblegum. Flavor is slightly more muted than the aroma, with the exception of resiny bitterness. Definite touch of piny rosemary, and a weird but pleasant touch of peaches and cream towards the finish. Palate is full and creamy, while holding some good piny bitterness, and just a bit of warming alcohol.
GMCC2181 (1502) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at SL. Caged and corked. Nice pop off the top... Dark orange in color, really nice fluffy white head. Good aroma of simcoe hops and alcohol. Taste is lots of bitter simcoe hops with a slight alcohol taste. Carbonation level is normal. Over a nice DIPA but not much different then the regular double simcoe...
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Swolf3, thanks Wolf. Super hazy dark red color, very cool looking. Juicy, citrusy, mouth watering aroma, very pleasant. Flavor wasnít quite up to the level of the aroma, but it was still very good. Nice hop presence with a caramally maltiness as well.
JAXSON (528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with an enormous head that never stops rising. Big fresh, zesty woodsy hops on the nose. Nice and bright. Artfully balanced in the mouth. Subtle toasted caramel malts and a huge, juicy citrusy hop burst. Only negative quality is the somewhat astringent rubbing-alcohol whiff thatís caught somewhere in there. Good job!
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ronís. Pours turbid orangy rubyish with huge, 3-finger off-white head and floaties. Nose is mangoey, tangerine, caramel malt, hops, not as female gymnast feety as regular DS, but with more mangoey notes. Tastes rich, very complex, with caramel malt, a hefty hop bill, and a hefty tropical bill, with mango,melon, canteloupe, and strawberry notes in the tongue, and a flavor that increases with complexity as it warms. Very, very good, but I like the female feety excellence of the regular version a tenth of a point better.