carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2009
From bottle. Pours copper colored with typical light tan head. Fruity floral hops and sweeter malts than expected. A decent bitter finish, but a little sweeter and fuller in the malts than I prefer. Still, one of the better double IPAs out there, I think. HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Bottle. Poured an orange-ish amber with a thin egg-shell head. Fair amount of hops in the nose leading to thoughts of citrus and pine. Clean crisp flavor, nice balance of caramel sweetness and hoppy grassyness. Nice floral hop profiles, medium bitter finish. Yum. GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Thanks to whomever shared this with me. A nice mix of hops in the nose, pine, citrus and even some grain can all be picked out. Flavor is bitter and slightly sweet. Good stuff. warrenc (23) - Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2009
22 oz. bottle. pours a light amber, soft tall head. an aroma of toast, nuts and a little banana . tastes of a variety of hops, that i could never list, a nice mix of light malt. sour, dry lingering bitterness. a noticeable alcohol content, for me the bitterness of hop and sweetness of malt did not even out, for ’experimental’ its still a nice bottle of beer. hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2009
this would be batch #2 as the bottle states...
a hazy reddish copper colored pour is capped by a 1.5" tan tinted off white head. rings and spotty lacing abound in this one.
it is slightly citrus numbing and resinous in the nostrils... followed by pine needles, leafy hops, caramel and a bunch of bubble gum.
the flavor is a bit peachy and citrusy but mostly toasted grainy and malty... there is a waxiness and bitterness throughout along with a dry crisp finish and lingering parching quality.
the medium body is a little thin when compared to the style. this keeps it very drinkable as it veers from stickiness. a creamy smooth mouth feel is nicely countered by bitterness... 7/4/7/4/16/3.8
tjthresh (1875) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Pours a murkey copper brown with some creamy off white head. Actually, the beer clears up nicely as it warms. The nose is ripe with grapefruit and pine, with a sturdy toasted malt backbone. The flavor is really well balanced with sweet malt and fruity hops. It finishes with a mild bitterness. Medium body and supremly drinkable. Really nice beer. carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2009
bottle pours a clear dark orange with a thin but clumpy head that leaves a slight lacing. The aroma is strong in the hops department, of the pine/ earthen sense, but what else is there? The taste is expectantly bitter but again lacking nuance.Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Earlier Rating: 7/6/2008 Total Score: 3.7
V - lacy, medium cream head, clear auburn
A - creamy, hops, caramel
T - mild hops, creaminess ,sweetened sugar
P - thin but not watery, just dissipates quickly.
Pours with a crystal clear, amber body topped by a medium thick head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet and hoppy with grapefruit notes, a hint of pine, and a little apricot. Full bodied, smooth and a little dry.DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Earlier Rating: 6/13/2008 Total Score: 3.8
Thanks for getting this bottle for us Alex (sick_boy282). Pours with an amber body topped by a thin to medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s hoppy and bitter with pine notes, sweet, slightly fruity notes and an underlying malt note. Medium to full bodied and warming.
Bottle from Lee’s Discount Liquor in Mesquite, Nevada...Batch #3...Pours a orange amber with a off white head...Piney and floral hops with some malt sweetness...Pretty thick body with a lot of malt. Slight hop bitterness that doesn’t seem like it’s 95IBUs..Kinda reminds me of something you would get off cask. DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Bottle from Snojerk321 (Thanks!) Rich orange pour, medium carbonation and a wonderful rich aromatic flower and pine aroma. Flavor was plenty of grapefruit, flowers, pine and hops. Finish was a little heavy and syrupy, but still a solid beer!