realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - APR 29, 2007
Sampled at Woodshop Tasting. Poured a hazy orange color with a decent off white head. Aroma was slightly old floral spicy, citrus and grapefruit hops along with a touch of caramel. The flavor was a tad old but still had a good amount of hops still left. A great treat to taste once again, but not the same as years ago. Thanks. spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2007
Shared with moejuck thanks to Mr.Dick.Had this one a while back and moe pointed out I hadn’t rated it.Big citrus hops in the aroma.Pours a hazy orange with a big white head.Lots of big citrus hops and some big malt as well makes up a very nice balanced flavor.Full mouthfeel with lots of citrus hops in the finish. hotstuff (5257) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to jsquire for sharing. Very small off-white head that quickly dissipated with sparse lacing, murky, no visible carbonation, and a deep golden hue. Malty, caramel, hoppy and citrus nose and ditto for the flavor. Tingly and dry mouthfeel. Medium body. Not my favorite style, but I did enjoy this one. TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 1, 2007
Bottle from Glenn at the Beerinator gathering. What a surpirse, thanks Glenn! Nose is still hoppy-grassy, dank hops that I lost my nose in for several minutes. Sticky, mouthfeel with tasty hops and sweet malts that balance oh so well. This reminded me a lot of the Goose Island Double IPA I had a couple months back. This has held up very well. KAME (161) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2007 Bottled shared by LBHH Glenn, thanks. Wow, this is a good IPA. Aroma is quite floral and citrusy, but the flavor is much more complicated. Starts out as a sweet creamy grapefruit hopped IPA, but as the taste continues, the piney/grassy hops take over and finish out the ride into a long lasting bitterness. What an amazing brew, I really wish this was still available.
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
Bottled. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, toffee. Appears a hazy yellow-orange color with a small creamy off-white head that mostly dissipates. Flavor is sweet malt and caramel up front with a huge grapefruit hop character in the middle, which slowly dissipates in the finish, long after the caramel has become a memore. Palate is medium-thick and somewhat chewy, with some effervescence, and with a clean finish. Overall, an excellent Double IPA, and one in which the flavor profile really delivers in a four-dimensional sort of way. I do believe my bottle may be somewhat aged, as I found much less hop aroma and much more caramel than others. thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2006
Thanks to Mr. Dick for this one! Always worried that such a highly rated beer will let me down, but this one came through in a big way. Incredible citrus hop aroma hits you as soon as you crack this one open. Cloudy orange color with a nice white head. The mouthfeel is thick and sticky. The flavors are a really great malt profile with tons of wonderful citrus hops. Really solid and great to drink. IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 14, 2006
One of my favorite DIPAs. This DIPA exhibits a strong hoppy aroma and taste (both during consumption and afterwords.) Strong body from heavy malting (translating to alcohol content) helps balance this beer although its clearly a taste dominated by hops. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2006
Cloudy amber colour with a large dense off white head, Hoppy, fruity aroma with pine notes and a light malty sweetness. Flavor starts malty and sweet, then the hops kick inn with a solid bitterness and fruity and floral notes. Loong dry and bitter finish with pine notes. Thanx to sk8viking for sharing this great beer. hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Wow! This is one fantastic IIPA. The aroma is filled with wonderful hops, mixes of floral, citrus, resiny. All in perfect balance. The taste...oh is right! It just feels like it’s full of rich sweet malts and has a wonderful blast of hop flavour that isn’t overly bitter and not bland and under done. It’s such a great melody of flavours in my mouth, well blended, great flavour. My only regret is that it’s not available locally.