oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2010 DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought this beer out of curiousity because of the pric. There isn’t a whole lot of nose as first, just some roasted, malty aroma. The taste was suprising, with some mellow hop notes. A bit of fruityness with some carmel sweetness at the end. Nothing to get too excited about, but great for the price!
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a peppery crisp dry finish. Acetobacter (815) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Enjoyed from a 12oz bottle in a pub glass. The beer pours a medium copper with a relatively short-lived white head. There is a touch of hops in the aroma, but the balance is definitely one leaning toward character malts. It doesn’t have the complexity of the best examples of American Pale Ale, but it is definitely better than some. The palate is also malt-focused, perhaps due to the fact that many of the samples I’ve tried have sat for a time. Again, the flavor is simple and a bit watery, but better than the industrial light lagers. Overall, it isn’t a great example of APA, but it is drinkable, reasonably flavorful, and an incredible value (at one point, cases were $8). djd07 (15544) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a small frothy off white head that leaves good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is very hoppy with citrus and caramel. The taste is a very smooth hop, light bitter in the finish and a bit watery. Hides the alcohol well with a taste more like a regular IPA not double, but still good. grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Transfering from notes. Bottle. Well it is def not a double IPA. Quite weak. Amber pour with a small white head. Aroma of light hops and some malt. Taste is very mild for a double IPA. I think the style need to be changed. f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Pours an amber color with a small white head. Hoppy aroma, not much else. Very malty body, odd for an "IPA". Sweet, but hoppy finish, no evidence of the 8.2%. Not bad.
cheap (6089) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2009
A little darker than a pale yellow lager and a little hazy. Has some hops aroma but it is not forward notr clear in the olfactory, more of a laid back smell. Initial flavor is not IIPA as styled here, more like an APA or possibly an IPA. Flavor is not over the top bitter at all. I will recommend this style be changed to APA. Finsih is bitter medium linger. Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2008
12 oz bottle courtesy of Juart. Pours a slightly hazy orange amber color with a very small tight fizzy off-white head. Aroma of strong floral hops and grapefruit rinds. A little caramel as well. A little bit of chalky undertone. Flavor is well-balanced. A strong malty caramel flavor with a sort of muddled hop flavor. The bitterness does not really hit you right away, but it does sort of sneak up. Rich oily body. Finishes with a mild bitterness. Not great, but very drinkable for a IIPA that costs 20 bucks a case. FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a caramel-amber color with a large orange-khaki head. The aroma was sweet fruity hops. The flavor was bitter and fruity/piney hops. There was a light sweet malty undertone. Mild and quite quaffable. Solid. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2008
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop lightly hazed amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, cantaloupe, pineapple, some orange, light pepper. Taste is medium sweet, herbal/pine, some alcohol. Medium body, light acidity. Cakes (481) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2008
I was quite impressed bt this beer.
Smooth, no aftertaste.
None of that 'powdery residue' that some popular beers leave.
A consistent quality, making me think that this is a a carefully refined beer.
I would love to take this to a regional beer festival and put it out there with some of the favorite craft beers to see what the tasters would say on a beer to beer taste test. A very good value too.
My wife made a nice pick with this little gift.