skoisirius (1909) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Cask sample at WBG Cask Fest 2006. Dark amberish red tones and a nice big head. DIPA resiny pine all over the nose. Huge grapefruityish body with faint malt hints and nothing but hops into the end from there. Even though it seems a bit flatter than it would be on a regular tap, it was still what I would call potent. Yum. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2007
On tap at Brouwers. In terms of hoppy aroma, this might have been the best smelling beer I have ever encountered. Woody, piney, earthy, perfumey, floral, citrus. Pretty much every aroma a hop can give out was there. It was intense as well. Poured a yellowish orange that was pretty hazy. Flavor is super bitter with discernible woody and earthy notes. Hardly any malt, probably some for body. For how bitter is was, it was very smooth. I thought this was amazing! OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Tap at Brouwers Hopfest Sept ’07
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Pours relatively pale gold with a fine white head. Lemon and grapefruit aroma, marvelous leafy hops. Flavor is very dry with eucalyptus herbal flavors. This one is all about hte hops, a long, uber-dry finish, deeply resinous. There’s no malt here to distract anyone, but it’s really nice! Relatively light mouthfeel. I could drink this one in reasonable volume.
Tasted on tap at the 10th Annual Bistro IPA Festival. This IPA pours a cloudy yellow gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is citrusy and floral, a touch sweet. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Nice balance. Crisp and clean. Medium to high on the bitterness scale. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is bitter. BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JAN 21, 2007
WA Cask Beer Fest ’06. Pours deep orange with a tiny off white head. Aroma is faint hops. Big punch in this beer with a big alcohol nose and taste. Piney hops. Lingering pine and alcohol aftertaste.
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Brouwers. Amber hued. Nice citrusy aroma. Big hoppy finish. Nice slightly sticky mouthfeel. Good overall. doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Had at Brouwers Cafe. Small, creamy, off-white head. Not much in the way of an aroma, especially for a DIPA. As the name implies and has described by the waiter, there is a big, long, lingering aftertaste. There is decent amount of carbonation. Not really sure about the aftertaste thing, though. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Amber with no head or lace. Bitter hops in the nose with some pine. Citrus as well. Toasty and caramel malts. Bitter citrus flavors with some pine and floral qualities. Some heat. Fluffy and a bitter tail with a cloying, floral end. bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Draft at Brouwer’s Cafe Hopfest ’06. Hazy reddish amber with a scant white head. Completely over the top. Just guessing, but the recipe probably calls for starting with too many hops, and then adding more at ten minute intervals. This was my last beer of the nite, and what a way to end up: every dimension of hoppiness in the aroma and taste, and pretty much all at once. Full body and a resinous bitter finish. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2006 Draft at Brouwer’s Cafe Hopfest ’06. Dark amber, minimal head and lace. Big piney and resiny nose. Rumors of malt in the palate, but it’s all about huge caustic resinous hop. Just in case you forget that, there’s an almost charred element to the hops. Not from any roast malt--from hops. Not sure how I know this. Enormous lingering bitter finish. Maybe the best resin-driven IIPA I’ve had. The GF says it "tastes like someone’s shoe in a toaster oven." I’m guessing this means that other palates may detect a leather note that I’ve missed.