Wagon87 (1) - Woburn, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 4, 2006 does not count
Wow... GREAT taste, amazingly addictive bitterness, hefty level of alcohol and too much flavor for the average drinker... so I can rest assure that my six pack is just the way I left it, so I can enjoy that unbeatable, unmistakable, irresistible bitterness bliss. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2006
22 oz. Pours golden with a medium long lasting head and medium carbonation. Aroma: pungent/earthy/citrus/pine hops, Taste is the same, very bitter, citrus, pine, earthy, with a decent malt backbone. my palate is completely ruined. mission accomplished. Bartzilla (624) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
What I like most about this beer is how rocked I can get from it. Then there’s the insane level of hops with little regard for the taste buds of lesser people. I drink this a lot and you should too. I’ve made something along these lines before. It was pretty good. We drank all 5 gallons in 2 afternoons. Boutip (6628) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
Bottle (Courtesy of Hogtownharry): Poured a bright copper color beer with a nice foamy bright white head with great lacing and retention. Beautiful floral aroma with solid sweet malt as a backbone. Taste is also dominated by the floral texture of the hops with a great nice bitter finish. Great balance between bitter and floral malt and great presence of malt. Body is above average and alcohol is well hidden. I was really impress since I am not the greatest fan of IIPA. drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2006
22 oz bottle. Golden copper body with a small white head. I could smell the hop aroma halfway across the room, although I did find some sweetness in the aroma as well. Flavor is bold but well balanced initially between the heavy hop bite and the malty sweetness. The finish is huge bitter hops. Very good beer.
bigbish (715) - California, USA - APR 27, 2006
Holy crap! This stuff is great. Floral and citrus notes, and MAN those hops! Their IPA is good but this is better. xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
All honor and glory to this massive sweating hop plant that birthed this noble sacrifice i accept thee with all graciousness, viciousness, and splendour, wo and yea, as ye raise and sow destruction upon the razed ruins of my homeland. may i not weep for what i have lost, for i have been spared by glory. jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2008 Bottle.
First impression: Sweet, Sweet Hops!
Very hoppy aroma, almost enough to send you into an hop heaven nirvana. Keeps a nice head with a lot of spirit in it. Great flavor that is a step above their IPA (slight citrusy falvor assocaited with CA brewers). Good IIPA vyvvy (6835) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2006
Pour is clear golden copper with a white head that leave moderately quick. Aroma is all hops, not malt detected. There was a mixture of floral, citrus and pine. Medium bodied beer is a resiny feel. Light carbonation with a very crisp taste. Flavor starts off with a floral / citrus hoppiness. The finish has some of those hops qualities, but lots of piney hops come out on the finish. Laster in the glass the finish becomes a mixture of grapefruit and pinecones. Lighter bodied than most IIPAs, but still a very nice beer. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2006
I’ve been waiting a year and a half to rate this. See, I originally had it in San Diego before i had developed a palate for hops. So I refused to rate it until I had developed the palate. SO, here it is over a year later and courtesy of shag.
Gorgeous orange color with foamy white head. Aromas of orange citrus, small hint of lemon but not enough to brag about, a lot of pine aroma and hops like whoa on the nose. The flavor is kick you in the face with hops, very nice citrus complement, and the pine adds to the bitterness. Very clean finish, not as dry as i remember it from before. an excellent beer.