edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2006
11/4/06. Bottle. JoeMcPhee (9451) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
Hazy orange-yellow body. Fir tree hopped nose. Flavor is nicely hopped (Centennial hops are easily picked out). Fir tree & citrus. Long hop finish.
22 oz bottle. Pale copper/amber beer with a thin white head. Quite a lovely deep spicy, hop aroma. A bit of orange as well. Lovely hop aroma with heavy spice and pepper aroma. Flavour is beautiful wtih soft spicy hops, light orange peel over a fairly lean malt base. A clean, simple, well-made IPA. piscator34 (2577) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
Orange in colour with a bit of haze. Fairly malty on the nose, with some c-hop pine sap, black pepper, and citrus too. Very heavy in the mouth. The strong malt flavors grab hold immediately, with a bit of bready munich malt in there too. The hops are doing weird things here, tasting a bit more like lemon pine-sol, rather than real citrus fruit or real pine. Nice drying finish. I think the flavor hop combo is just not working for me. Average. mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Nice hops, floral and citrus aroma. Pours as cloudy copper with a great head. Great hops flavor with a good backing of citrus and hops. Nice finish; bold, but not overstated. Overall a very tasty double IPA; definitely a keeper! imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Clear coppery color, good head and retention. Aroma is has strong citrus notes, and some light piney notes. Very plentifully hopped. I love this beer.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 12 oz bottle via Arctic Liquors BOM club. Pours a clear copper with a good size head. Aroma has notes of grapefruit, lemon, alcohol and yeast. Not much maltiness in the flavors. Mostly just grapefruit hoppiness. Cardboard/metallic aftertaste. Thin bodied for a Double IPA. Would have guessed it was just a staright-up IPA. Alcohol is almost undetectable. Bitter aftertaste lingers for a long time. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2006
sampled at brewpub. My favorite from this brewery. Aroma is nice and is of Citrus hops, some pine. Taste is citrus with a nice bitterness. Full bodied, and the alcohol is well hidden. DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
West coast hops aroma, orange and fine malt, dark orange, with a small off-white head. Flavour begins with those big citrus hops, followed by a firm malt backing. Medium bodied, majestically bitter. Great! milewide (2287) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 22, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2008 Excellent combination of sweet and bitter. Starts sweet, but hop bitterness lingers. Alcohol, at 9.2%, is well hidden. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2006
Transparent and magnifying caramel brass in color with a hovering, fuzzy, compact khaki tan head. Sandblasted doily lacing etches on the flare of the tulip glass. Aroma lights up the room with honeysuckle, mango rind shavings, strawberry freesia, rose hips, marigolds and pina marmalade. Hot damn. Big, bold beer status is affirmed at first sip. Sugary apricot chews dive into strawberry shortcake with sweet cream remedies. Cherry toffee nips give a date-like caramel currant to the amarillo and cascade thrill. Some freshly chucked peach chews reside on honeydew rind as well. Semi-oily texture transposes to cream and then a light, floral and dry nectar character settles in for the outtake. Case-in-point: it nails all the desirable palate sensations. Rose blossoms and mango-papaya batter give a gummy, floral and sweetly cunning quality at the end of each sip. Watermelon and fuzzy peaches give a pleasurable backlash post-gestation. Long story short: melons and passion fruit have met their match.