Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
Very similar hop profile to Ruination from Stone, with slightly more alcohol, and a little sweeter malt that follows with it. brewblackhole (1587) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2005
This brew has a forboding appearance, turbulent,murky, like your inside a powerful storm cloud,its seems like it would be overcarbonated. It however had a wonderful hop dominated,malt tinted aroma, and that rich powerful combination of hop and malt that is becoming popular in this new generation of double IPA’s. I love smelling that full hop aroma every time I go for another quaff. Maybe just a tad thinner then the top of the line. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Bottle: Nice aroma with lots of citrus hops. Pours a cloudy reddish-orange with a white head with some yellow tint. Decent balance of malt and citrus hops, but maybe a little too much malt. Not as hoppy as you would expect from an IIPA but still very good. Thanks to Styles. Suttree (6541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Cloudy orange thick white head. Orange, citrusy aroma, with hints of, I don’t know, Allspice maybe? Thick, juicy palate. Flaovrs include orange and some other citrus fruits, plus hints of pine, some alcohol flavor, too. Peppery hop finish. Thanks to Doclock for the trade! EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2005
First...thanks to zathrus13 for this fine beer. It is one that definately should be allowed to warm a bit. More akin to a strong ale or american style barlewine, which is cool. Definately becomes more complex and layered as it warms. Intitially the dry, astrigent hop flavor dominates but after a bit of heating up the vanilla and cherry tone follow with a tart hoppiness that is very complimenting. The one drawback is the lack of malt complexity or backbone. More tart than sweet, but good nonetheless.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Now this is a heck of an interesting beer. According to Ed and Carol Stoudt they’ve been playing with the recipe and it is up to 95 IBU’s. I didn’t think it was THAT strong, but it was very pleasant. Very mild aroma. blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2005
A very dark orange, almost red. Very liight aroma with just the lightest touch of hops. However the flavor was just full on hops. A decent balance kept it from being too over the top. But still nice and hoppy Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Poured beautiful amber copper color with a nice tan head...smell is hops...grapefruit and pine...delicious...beautiful mouthfeel and balance...sweet delicicate with a nice warm finish...10.6% I just don’t believe...thank you richlikebeer!!!!!! rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2005
I had this beer in two forms at the brewery--tap and cask. The casked version is a clear amber in color--much less orange than the one on tap. The head is thin and bubbly, much looser than the head of the tapped IPA. The aroma is alcoholic and citrust--in the tapped version, the alcohol is masked better, in the aroma and the flavor. Both flavors contained floral notes. Both versions are good, but the tapped version is much more drinkable. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Gold/orange color, with a quickly disappearing white head. Aromas are hops, grapefruit, pine, and some malt.
Taste is sweet malt, grapefruit and has a crwamy mouthfeel. Very nice...