Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Drew-LaPalooza beer #6: Pine syrupy thick with strong sweet malts for balance. The big flavors here are citrus, grapefruit, orange peel and pine - ver good IIPA. mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 19, 2004
22oz bottle Nice pour, big fruity aroma makes me think yeast more than hops. Citrusy fruity flavor as well. Witn not so firm a bitterness as I’d expect from an ImpIPA. Malt does show up nicely, but the resiny fresh hops aspect doesn’t. The hops seems to add more of a floral/fruity aspect. Somewhat clunky beer that just didn’t seem to know what it was supposed to be. And a bit twangy in the finish?? maybe just underattenuated...I may try it again someday to find out if this was just an off bottle or if I plain just think it a marketing scam...even the Vrain didn’t make it better. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2004
Sample at the Philadelphia gathering, July 10. Cloduy, but very light orange, with a rather light orangy nose as well. Fruity on the tongue with a bit of smoky malt...fairly intense citrusy-hoppy finish, but really didn’t hold up to all of the other amazing hopmonsters that preceded it. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2004
This is truely a fill-in beer rightfully deserving of it’s place between Help and Franklins Tower. Light cloudy orange color with thick bubbly head. Taste is beatutiful sour grapefruits, peach and sharp piney hops all nicely balanced. If not for more of a hop bite, this would be outstanding. jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Aroma is hops, syrupy malt. Flavor is citrusy and piney hops. The malt is nice but falls just short (very close) to a perfect balance with the assertive hops.
egajdzis (6589) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2004
2003 Vintage... Poured a reddish copper color with a small head, and no lacing. Sweet, tart, piney, citrus, hop aroma. Bitter, with a light malt taste, and a rather thin mouthfeel. Not one of the best IIPA’s I have ever had. GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2004
thin white head on a golden amber body, plenty of fast rising bubbles. Strong, obviously well hopped and plenty of alcohol. dry toasty grains emerge through a dry, fruity hop nose. Dry, pale and fairly pronounced grain profile. good balance in flavor, but very dry. Full, effervescent and really dry, resinous finish. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Metallic-orange body and soapy white head. Smells like a grapefruit and cheese platter. Hoppy with some distinctive cinnamon spice. A decent IPA. This is a double IPA divided by two. MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Pours a clear copper with a thin white head. Earthy hop aroma with some perm solution going on. Light sweetness and pine. Finishes dry. Decent but not my definition of a double IPA. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2004
22 oz bomber-medium orange appearance with slight white head. light citrus aroma for a IIPA. some fruity notes also. piney/woody flavors followed by some tangy notes in the finish. the flavors were much more up front than the aroma. Not a bad IIPA, but there are much better ones.