zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
tap @ the Beer engine - arouma is grapefruit, caraml. Nice balance, and perfectly attenuated (no easy feat for a double). Sweet but finishes dry and floral. RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Piney notes of pineapple and mango. Medium sweet, medium plus hoppiness, well balanced, and quite drinkable for the high hop levels. j12601 (13188) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
On tap at Buckeye on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Big pine and sticky citrus. Medium bodied, juicy hop flavors, nice and earthy. Long bittern grapefruit finish with some malt tones. barak316 (107) - Elyria, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Pours a clear medium light amber with a verythin almost non existent head creamy white head. Big grapefruity hop aroma with a hint if honey sweetness. Taste was big deep and complex of hops, honey and roasted malt. Unfortunately it lacks the carbonation to hang with other top eschilon IIPA’s. However this another fine offering from the guys over at Buckeye Brewing. puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Fresh, juicy, grapefruity hops. Nice nose. Lots of peachy and nectarine notes. A iipa that non-beer drinkers would like. Very jammy. Big body with low bitterness. Not in your face. A bit of lactic acid puts off the finish.
Dogbrick (13986) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2010 Sample at Jackie O’s as part of Ohio Brew Week. The beer is a hazy orange color with a medium thin bone white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Citrusy hops aroma with some earthy notes. Medium body with flavors of toasted malt, citrus, hops and more earth. The finish is citrusy with a short hoppy aftertaste. Less hoppy than a lot of IIPAs, but above average overall. joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2010
orange golden with large white head. herbal and citrus hop nose. firm bitterness then a lot of hop flavor as above mentioned. some crystal malt, flaw is it is too sweet and not dry enough. decent double ipa Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Enjoyed on tap at the Beer Engine, in a whiskey snifter. The beer pours a medium golden/amber color, with a small white head. Strong notes of west coast hops to the nose, along with a fairly heavy aroma of medium to medium-high English crystal malts. The palate is fairly bitter up front, but somewhat less than one would expect from a beer labeled as a "HOP MONSTER." The reason why seems to evidence itself in the mid-palate and finish, as the beer carries a lot of residual sweetness and carmel malt character; mitigating what would be more perceptible bitterness in a drier finish. The actual finish carries some resiny hop notes, along with some sweetness. Overall, not an excellent example of the style, but quite good, and supremely (read dangerously) drinkable. clingman71 (300) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2009
Draft at the Engine. Big Citrus. Deep orangish amber, slight head. Big citrus aroma. Flavor begins caramel malty sweet, the the sticky hoppiness takes over. Very well done, extremely enjoyable. Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2009
Pours medium amber with no head. Smells like piney hops and sticky cush. Juicy floral hop flavor. Slightly dry mid palate but still juicy finish with alcohol aftertaste.