Maddog (528) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2004
Tried this brew for the first time last night,and I was blown away. I purchased it at Sam’s Warehouse in Chicago because of the 100 rating, and I was not disappointed. The very subtle, sweet malt beginnings are completely flooded with hops. This may be one of my favorites. The dry hoppy finish lingers in the palate for a long time. Just like the bottle says the hops are present from beginning to end. And then some. cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2005 I have to say I think this is the only perfect score I have ever given. This beer is amazing. It’s right there with dreadnaught as the best beer you can buy. The beer has a nice caramel/amber hue. The smell is of grapefruit (dry hopped!) the malt is nice and strong, then the bittering hops take over and finially the finishing hops add a wonderful citrus finish. Overall amazing beer. twin37 (2) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2005 does not count
This is my all time favorite. This is the most flavorful, well-balanced IPA I’ve ever drank. Great nose of peach, tangerine, and pine. Beautiful roundness on the palate. Better than Stone could ever dream of. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2006
Pours an almost orange tinted honey color with a full creamy froth with record breaking hangtime. Let me tell you, the froth could be compared to heavy whipping cream. I could have drank a full glass of this froth and been just as happy =). Aroma is of sweet citrus rind. Flavors of crisp pine, citrus, and vanilla bean w/ a mellowing caramel creaminess on the way down. Well ballanced and the alcohol is dangerously imperceptible. This is on my list of all time favorite brews, overall. I highly recommend. lazz (3) - Brigdton, Maine, USA - JAN 31, 2008 does not count
most awesome. Thank you for brewing such an excellent beer, and perfectly catering to my pallet. Completely worth anyone’s while.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Purchased at: Joe Canal’s, Lawrenceville, NJ
Size: 22 fl oz
Estimated Calories: 400 C
RateBeer Rating: 99
Aroma 10 out of 10
Malt Flavor: Sweet Toast Nut Caramel
Hops Flavor:Floral Herbal Spice
Other: Syrup, maple, nuts, grapefruit
Notes: One of the best aromas I’ve encountered - fills the room.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Clarity: slightly Dull
Head Retention: Persistent
Notes: One of the best head retentions I’ve seen in quite some time. Lacing is remarkable. Color is deep and very good looking. Body is not perfectly clear, but I imagine that’s by design. There is no mention of bottle conditioning.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Balance: well balanced between Sweet and Bitter
Impression: very Nice
Malt Flavor: Grain Bread Sweet Toast Nut Caramel
Hops Flavor: Floral Herbal Spice Resin Citrus
Other: Grapefruit, orange peel
Notes: quite spicy - could stand up to the most potent foods and flavors.
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: Creamy Slick Drying and Warming
Carbonation: Lively and visible
Notes: The finish is superb. The carbonation is present and active. The mouth is affected and warmed all over.
General Impression: 20 out of 20
Personal Taste: Loved
Notes: One of my all time favorite beers - remarkably drinkable, smooth, bitter, sweet, and tasty. Beautiful to behold, and nicely crafted. Aroma is enticing. Price is reasonable for the product, and the finish keeps you interested. A superlative beverage. whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
wow i found what i believe is a 08 bottle in world liquor in durango co
wow again this is the first nutty dipa i ve ever tasted amazing drank out of avery tulup in hotel shared w/ wife all i have to say about this bottle of beer is sediment age this beer if you can or can wait... HartManSam (74) - Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Great double ipa. Tried at Beer Geeks on tap. Absolutly love this beer. The taste is great not overwhelming in anyway. Very very good beer. PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2011 Wonderful malty, nutty aroma, with the floral hops on the back end. Some pine in there as well. Best color and one of the best pours and heads I have ever seen. Nicely balanced bitterness and sweetness. Really a super beer! Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - JUL 1, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2015 Intenso color rame brillante con riflessi arancio e un velo cremoso di schiuma biancastra. Aroma intenso con forti sentori luppolati, erbacei e agrumati su uno sfondo maltoso di caramello e toffee. Gusto robusto e amaro, ma la grande quantità di luppolo è perfettamente bilanciata da una dolcezza mediamente pronunciata con note di malto e agrumi canditi (come da etichetta!). Corposa, avvolgente e rinfrancante, con una struttura "muscolosa" grazie all’abv che non è però preponderante; effervescenza piacevole, finale amaro ed erbaceo. Birra eccezionale!