TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Bottle at Immy’s Tasting on 7-22-06. Amber bodied. Nose is hops, sweet malts, caramel, and citrus fruit. Taste is sweet malts, hops, caramel, and heaps of citrus fruits. Body is chewy, resinous, oily and medium-full. Finishes with more sweet malts, citrus fruits and hops. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 From Immy’s Tasting. Clear medium orange, good head. Floral and grapefruit aroma. Flavor was biscuit oriented malt and more grapefruit and floral notes. Nice. RERATE from Slutfest. Citrus aroma, nice. Rich caramel body, balancing hop bitterness. Random citrus, loads of lingering bitterness. Original rating was 7,4,7,3,16 - it went up some with this one. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 22, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2010 On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 01/12/2010. Fairly clear golden body with a large creamy white head. Sweet floral and earthy hop aroma. Sweet floral and earthy hop flavor on a pale malt background with some faintly fruity hints. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/4/7/3/13 - 3.4 Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
7/22/2006 - From Immy’s Tasting. Slightly hazy amber color with a thin white head. Sweet floral hops aroma. Bitter floral and citrus hops flavor. 7/3/8/3/15 - 3.6
Mine had relatively no head, but a beautiful amber color. Creamy, hoppy, smooth molassas. I like this one. Enjoyed it at Immy’s Tasting. Reid (2649) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2006
12 oz screen printed bottle.
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Nice looking IPA clear amber, with a nice thick frothy off white head.
Aroma very spicy hoppy, with a slight strange aroma of what can only be described as "barnyard"..odd.
Good strong bready,semi-bitter thick maltiness to start, then it thins out and the hops take OVER, more spruce like than citric.
Ok on the palate but it does start to become cloying..alcohol present but mostly hidden.
An OK DIPA..nothing like as good as Great Divide Hercules..but not bad.
Small creamy light head with good lacing. Lightly cloudy orange/amber color. Heavy molasses and toasted bread with some grassy pine hop aromas. Good balance for 9.5 FlySwatter (34) - USA - JUL 11, 2006
Head disappears quickly. Piney fruity aroma. Light body with a little malt character hidden behind the hops. Lingering dry bitter finish. f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2006
On tap at Toronado. Pours a golden color with a large white head. Aroma was of fruity hops. Thin body and average hop character for a DIPA. Maybe this beer suffers from being tasted directly after the Marin White Knuckle... just not bold enough for a DIPA in my opinion, but still a good brew. jcwattsrugger (12550) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2006
12 oz bottle-pours a big creamy offwhite head with gold color. Aroma is citrus hops, lemon. Taste is citrus hops, slick, alcohol, bitter. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Bottle via Odeed. The beer pours to a transluscent gold body with visible carbonation and a very thick frothy/rocky/creamy white head. Nice lacing. The aroma is piney and grapefruity. Hoppy. The flavor is piney, bitter spruce, and caramel malts. Lingering bitter hoppiness. Tastes like sap/resin, but the palate is clean from the oily resins I would expect. Too piney/sprucey. Bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes clean. 9.5% is not detectable. Unfortunately pretty basic for a double IPA.