LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Shared at C-Bus. Thanks to MoeJuck and Spector!!! The nose of this beer was outstanding. Lots and lots of citrus and grapefruits, pine, and just really dank hops. The taste is very clean and smooth with a little malt coming through mixed in nice with the intense hops. The alcohol is not really too present with this beer at all for being 11%. One of my favorite iipas for sure!!! sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Hand Bottle shared by moejuck at C-Bus 6: Clear orange/gold in color with a white head. Aroma, pine, grapefruits, some citrus, a bit of alcohol and some orange. Flavor, some slight caramel up front, loads of citrus and piny. A touch of heat. Incredibly bitter, dripping with juicy hop notes. Some resinous qualities as well. Fantastic beer, I can only imagine what this is like fresh on tap. It would probably dethrone fresh Dreadnaught for me. tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Appearance & big aroma that is very similar to Pliny the Elder - medium golden color - sweet, perfumy aroma with citrus & pine/spruce hops. Flavor is pretty heavy and sweet - big malt backbone and bold hop bitterness. Finish is a little prickly and warming with the alcohol. Quite good, but not quite on the level of the Elder. toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - FEB 28, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2008 I like this one alot, because I love hoppy bears. I tried the younger as well as the elder at O’briens in San Diego. I preferred the younger. The aroma was full of citrus an dhops. Watch out for this one, the alcohol will sneak up on you. MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2010 Tap at the Drafting Room. Slightly hazy amber/orange. Aroma is grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine and other oily hops. a bit of caramel/sugar sweetness. Nicely bitter ending. No alcohol taste. Quite simply amazing.
Zeswaft (1775) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2007
wow. this is a hop slap in the face. if you thought Hopslam was "tropical" try this bastard. Tastes like drinking hop syrup. really sweet watermellon, mango goodness. soooo bitter. inexplicable sweetness i can’t tell if is from hoppiness or malts but it works well, and the alcohol is stealth. if you curl your tongue afterwards you get more puckering bitterness. Helluva nice IIPA. I’d never pay more than $6 for a beer but $7 for 13oz of this stuff is worth it. Odeed (1805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 19, 2007
(SO HERE IS IS,REATING NUMBER 1000!!!!HANDBOTTLED SAMPLE FROM MY MAIN MAN IRISHBOY....MANY THANKS MY FRIEND.)yellow body with a small white head.not mcuh lacing left after the head disappears.aroma is a full on hop blast of ivy,citus,oine,juicy fruit gum,ice tea,and sprite soda pop.everything in the aroma was represented in the flavor as well.this is seriously dripping with hop goodness.mouthfeel is sticky and gooey,and the alcohol is well hidden.i have waited a long time to try this and i must say it does not disapoint!!!! MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2007
1/2 pint at RR - Aroma of fresh floral hops, citrus, pine and caramel malt. Pours hazy gold with a small head and good lacing. Flavor matches aroma and despite my fried tastebuds, I still loved this brew. Alcohol was a bit more apparent in this one. Palate is sticky and tart. Very nice brew but not for the weak. IrishBoy (4224) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2008 Draft at the Bistro’s Double IPA Fest and again today at the brewpub (last barrel of this batch accoring to Vinnie) Nose of floral hops with a little pine and citrus; Hazy light copper withsmall straw colored head; Medium hop bitterness in the flavor with some background malts. I liked it! 8/4/9/5/17 4.3
Rerate 2/17/08 Nose is hoppy as hell and smells of ivy and a little pine; hazy amber with a medium off-white head; flavor is medium bitterness with lots of pine and ivy. 9/4/9/4/18 4.4 Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2007
on-tap at Pizza Port Carlesblad. The more aggressive version of the elder in a side-by-side tasting. Hop attack of the palate, and a lot of malt. The elder is much smoother, and now my favorite. White head. You don’t detect the alcohol, bit it’s there.