jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2006 Light copper/amber. Nice lasting head and clingy lace. Big hop nose of pine, juicy grapefruit, other citrus notes, resin, bit of peach and touch of alcohol. Medium-full bodied, creamiest and most rounded IPA I have had in recent memory giving it an easy 5 for mouthfeel. Perfect sweet chewy malts with notes of caramel, peachy, tropical (maybe mango) fruitiness and then the hops invade but the malts never leave, always on the palate. Lots of grapefruit bitterness with floral notes later then finishing with another monster bitter somewhat dry blast. Excellent balance and excellent IPA. Would love to give a life long bud drinker a big swig of this and watch their expression:) This is why we drink beer boys. Impressive. BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2006
22oz bottle: Pours to a bright amber body, somewhat cloudy, with a large off-white head that really sticks nicely atop the beer, showing beautiful lacing on the glass. Weyerbacher has mostly been disappointing to me in the past, but this beer deserves a lot of credit. The aroma is a blast of fresh citrus & pine hops, grapefruit, along with some sweet tropical fruits - mango, pineapple to name a few. The aggressive hops and hopping come through marvelously in the taste - a punch of citrus, lemon, melon, grapefruit, pineapple hops - very flavorful as well as bitter. There’s plenty of residual sweetness in the background, some syrup, sweet pale malts, and enough alcohol that you could guess it’s 9%, but also very well hidden so it doesn’t intefere with the flavors. Medium-full bodied, medium carbonated, just a wonderful showcase for the simcoe hop and double ipa style in general. FridgRaider (108) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Amber in color, with hoppy aroma. Nice’n’hoppy with nice blend of malts. One of the best IPAs I have had. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2006
A nice amber pour with a long long hops aroma. A nice balance of malt and hops with an excellent bitter ending. A hop flavor I’m not very familiar with but one that I really like. BT (127) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2006
Yep, an excellent beer. Never had anything quite like it. Simcoe is unique. Big and bold in nose and mouth; vibrant, it wakes you up, then puts you sleep!
SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Deep gold with a thick, creamy off-white head.
Loads of pine and orange citrus in the aroma.
One dimensional hop flavor that seemed a bit dull to me. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Lots of oranges in th aroma. Nice golden amber pour with a thick, frothy head. Sweet and succulent maltiness, with th hops riding high - lots of tangerines and oranges, pine as well. Outstanding. hopnpop (73) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Poured a slightly hazy orange copper color with an appropriate small head. Nose is outstanding--dare I say perfect? Flavor is a tad sweet with resiny, chewy hops becoming apparent but never overpowering. Nice mouthfeel with a light warming sensation. A superb double IPA with a truly fabulous, memorable nose. jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Bottle. Beautiful pour w/ great lacing. Pine, resin, grass hop flavor and aroma dominates (Simcoe hops I guess). Very drinkable. 9% well hidden. Overall, a good IIPA. but I would like a little more fruit/citrus hop flavor. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2006
Copper/gold with a hint of red. Nose is tons of caramel, mango, grapefruit, just a total tropical exposion. pineapple and bannana juice. Tropicana’s wet dream continues in the flavor - honestly it has a lot of my favorite aspects of Dreadnaught. Mang, pineapple, bananna contunie w. warm alcohol and caramel. Nice pithy bitterness w. rich caramel. Wonderful rich mouthfeel. Its a hell of a shame that this is a limited release. I need to go buy a few more before they go away!