HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2007
This beer has huge head that is as dense as Homer Simpson. The nose is well, hoppy of course. Flowery hops of the P.N.W. variety sing in glee. The palate is very full, more on the barleywine side of things. To me this ale is really just a really hopped out barleywine. I like my IIPA to be relatively void of malt and sweetness, whereas this beer is a bit sticky. The beers gravity really inhibits it from being bitter, but the hops are right on in the aroma department. Overall, a nice one that is a steal at $5.99. TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2007
awesome brew. this is how an IIPA should look. dark amber, nice foam head that hangs int there. taste is great. Thanks tangfoot. milewide (2250) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2007
Sweet taste up front followed by intense bitterness. Hop/fruit in aroma and taste. Solid body. Excellent DIPA! SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2007
22 oz. bottle - Secret Santa July 07: The hop aroma hit me as soon as I cracked the top on this beauty. Pours a translucent amber with a thin cap. The nose if huge with fresh citrus, candied oranges, resiny rind and a dose of ether. Very bright indeed. The malt onslaught begins with the first sip - sugary sweet caramels are in abundance here. The body is barleywine-esque as it becomes almost cloying at times. The caramel is eventually balanced by a firm dose of rindish bitterness in the finish that leaves my tongue tingling. Fun stuff from the guys at Southern Tier! fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2009-09-25, draught at Ølbaren, 8-5-7-4-15=39
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2007
Amber color. Fruity and resiny hop aroma. Strong body, strong caramel flavor with medium sweetness and strong hopping, but I would expect more character from the hops, maybe more resins and fruits. More boring than when I had it in the bottle, which is a rare event.
2007-05-08, bottle, 8-5-8-5-17=43
Beautiful amber color. Nice aroma of hop, resiny, with some pine needles. Good body structure, caramel-fudge flavor, with some malt and a lot of sugars, balanced by a strong hopping, nutty; the final has strong fudge-hop character, very long. Excellent.
22 oz bomber picked up at New Beer Dist. in Manhattan. Citrusy and spicy hop aroma. Grapefruit hops and plenty of malt to back it up. Glad I picked this one up, it was tasty! nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle, poured orange with a nice lacing and a little frothy head. Citrus flavors with hops galore. Had a malty aftertaste that lingered on my palate after each gulp. Smelled and tasted great. This is a great beer for the summer. b33r (875) - Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Bright orange in color with medium white head and some lacing. Really strong all around, aroma and flavor. Hops it is. Good overall, but nothing spectacular. JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Bomber. Pours a nice clear copper color with a thin off-white head. Floral/citrus hop aroma with a bit of spice. Smooth palate. A taste gives a moderately strong grapefruit hop kick and a raft of rich malt carries the hoppiness to the finish, where a hint of hop lingers. Great because it’s a bit more subtle and not overly aggressive. DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2007
22oz. Pours clear, orange colored with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy but very balanced. Malt background very noticeable. Flowery, hoppy, sweet taste. Pretty good but does not really stand out compared to the other great beers in this category. Enjoyable and nice though not exceptional.