TheMuffinMan (2) - glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2007 does not count
great beer.... it gave my tongue a hop sleigh ride ...had 1 or 2 at union jacks pub(creators of the beer) in glenside. -cant beat their selection! Rtreat2011 (2) - Rutherford, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2011 does not count
Best double IPA I’ve had in years! Great to have it back. The tasye is strong and very hoppy but smooth. Most doubles are bitter to me. Not this one! Lamagna (12) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2011
A great IPA with a humorous label. The beer itself is excellent, possessing an enticing golden orange color with a nice lacy head. The nose has hints of citrus, maple and hops. The flavor is a smooth blend of grapefruit, orange, honey and hops and has a pleasant and lingering finish. It goes down smooth with just enough carbonation to keep it crisp. A truly solid IPA for a good price paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
A: snifter. Nice clear amber color, very orange with a slightly reddish hue. Solid white head with a mild retention rate, with great lacing,.
S: what an amazing hop aroma. Centennial, Chinook, and Columbus is what I am picking up. Very earthy, with more of a soil aroma. Very beefy hops.
T: I am in hop heaven! Solid citrusy hop flavor, finishing with a nice spruce flavor. The malts are nice and sweet, but subtle, behind the hops.
M: Perfect carbonation level for a 2IPA. Medium body and not too thick, which is very nice. Smooth and refreshing palate for a 2IPA.
D: If I could order a palate I would. This is amazing, and not just because of the Transformer reference. I keep waiting for the bottle to change in to a robot. Overall though, this is a very drinkable 2IPA, and a great use of high alpha acid hops.
Ack9788 (1) - - MAY 31, 2011 does not count
Really great DIPA I personally found the color pleasantly deceiving, the beer goes down smooth and opens up nicely. Citrus hop comes through lightly along with the heavy bitter taste. These guys over at Ruckus have done a great thing by keeping the Legacy alive. (pun intended).
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2008
On tap at Capital Ale in Richmond Va. Good lord this one is hoppy! Aroma is overwhelmingly hoppy (what did you expect!?) but never harsh. Citrusy and flowery hops dominate. Taste is similar, not as bitter as I had though after my initial whiff. Still, there is plenty of bitterness to back up the full hop profile. Great surprise, I’d love to get my hands on more! crash83 (7) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2009 does not count
Bomber. Orange color, big creamy head. TONS OF HOPS! All the floral notes, citrus flavor, and bitterness that a good double IPA should have (in my opinion). My favorite Sunday afternoon football beer of 2008 and one of my all-time favorite IPA’s. setauketone (10) - setauket, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Great double IPA! Got a growler fill at Stony Brook Beverage and was thrilled. Poured amber, not very dense, hoppy and earthy aroma, didnt kill the pallet like some other dipa’s. Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Tasted in my favorite Bell’s fluted tulip. Good 1/4" head. Orange semi-cloudy appearance. Not translucent (I like that; I don’t like a "clear" IPA. Gimme some Tyndall effect, playah!). Pleasant piney, peppery aroma (Magnum bittering hops?). First taste, to borrow from the teenagers, OMG! Good Lord, a hop explosion on top of a solid malt spine. Fantastic mouthfeel. Amazing creaminess combined with the bite of the hops. The 9% ABV is lurking like a shark, however. A definite car-key beer. Hang ’em up. You ain’t going anywhere.
Thank you sir, may I have another. symphox (3) - - FEB 23, 2012 does not count
Medium amber body, slightly hazey. Small white head. Honestly my new favorite IPA. Surprisingly fruity but not too sweet. A really smooth finish! Not too bitter, which is many strong ales and IPA’s down fall in my humble opinion. Really nice aroma to entice you.