Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear amber gold with mild white head. fresh citrus hop aroma, citruss hoppy with sweet finish. more citrus hops and light on the bitterness. refreshing and very subtle for the ABV
jason (1671) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thanks to TBC for sending me this one. First of all I didn’t even know this was a DOUBLE IPA. I knew it was and IPA but could not smell or taste anything that would resemble a IIPA. Aroma is light hops - faint, caramel. Flavor is caramel, light hops and a sweet malty body. The 8.5% alcohol wasn’t noticable anywhere in this beer. A very cloying beer but decent.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of TheBeerCellar. Thanks, Matt! Pours a clear, medium orange-amber color; fizzy off-white head with decent retention and lacing. Tons of caramel and candy sugar and sticky hops in the aroma; forthcoming but messy. Solid jolt of carbonation and citrus on the tip of the tongue, but most of the feel afterwards is a malt bomb: some mineral / citrus hoppiness persists, but nothing fresh or resiny; mostly biscuity malts and unresolved dried fruits and sugar; also, sugar. One-dimensional hop and malt profiles. Old? Medium, sticky hop and doughy finish.
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a clear copper color with a medium white head. Nice lacing. Mouthfell is excellent. Aroma was hoppy with a nice sweet maltiness to it as well. Flavor is sweeter and maltier than most IPAs, with some caramel tastes to it. Finish is hoppy with a nice citrus bite. A pretty good IPA, although the flavor seemed more like a pale ale to me. Thanks to TheBeerCellar for this one!
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from TheBeerCellar. Faint aroma of citrus (grapefruit) and grainy malt. Pours amber with a creamy off-white head. Pleasant flavor but quite simple. Some sweet honey at first then some mild bittering, grassy hops. Medium bodied. Finishes rather dry. Simple and inoffensive. Double IPA? Really?
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma was surprisingly inticing,a combination of citrus and floral hops,so rich and encompassing that not much malt comes through, flavor however doesn’t deliver all that rich hop taste,hop taste just a little muddled,with a metallic tang bouncing around. May be getting old. Probaly almost a 4.0 when fresh. Thanks Kingpin
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle coutesy of Dorwart. Pine, floral aromas along with some roasted malt. Dark orange body with off white head that was rather large. Juicy citrus along with some plum and sweet caramel in the mix for flavor. Good juicy citrus on the palate good brew. Thanks.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from TheBeerCellar. Pours a thick clear orange/copper with no head. Aroma of lite hops and lite malt. The taste was lite hop, pine, earth, and light roasted malt.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to shp55 and/or CaptainCougar for this bottle. Pours dark rusty copper with a medium sized lacy white head. Aroma is maltier than expected, but soapy and solvent-like as well, with a bit of cheese or butter and an overall astringency. Kinda strange. Bigger malt taste with some plums, prunes and flowery perfumy hop flavor. Finishes toasty and lightly bitter, some wood flavor and soap. What is that soapy quality? Also, some brown sugar on the swallow. Big thick texuture, creamy and slick, full bodied. Not hot at all. Wish it wasn’t soapy!
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle courtesy of thebeercellar! Pours gold with a slight haze. light head and minimal lacing. Grains, piney on the nose. flavor is very similar to the aroma. crisp clean finish