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Review by tavernjef on 11/12/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 8 17 4 8 2010
Color is a solid cloud of orangy amber with a big fluffy ivory colored head that grew to be just over two fingers high of impressive strength, but was fast to crumble and pop down to a hazy mist over the top. Leaves incredible stringy lace in drippy rings. Smell is all peachy, a bit citrusy and a piney/woodish backing, somewhat earthy, soft but nice and rich of hops galore. Taste is wildly smooth and soothing of peachy/citrus hops, one hell of a nice bittering effect thats very calm and easy. Some light earthy tones dotted in the mix with a blend of well balanced malts, gotta keep those hops in check, I suppose. Feel is full and quite bittering in a mild sense, in which it doesn't linger to much to be over the top in any way. This is quite excellent stuff, I don't care that its 9%, which is masked beautifully by the way, its way to damn easy to drink, which makes for a short evening.

Reviewed 06-15-2003 label with man putting nail into his nose.

Served In: Goblet

Review by RedHaze on 07/30/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
64 3 7 12 4 6 2010
Got this bottle while visiting relatives in Michigan, and have been looking forward to trying it finally.

Pours a golden color with a decent head that slowly fades away to a small cap with some pretty decent lacing.

Smells is citrus, pine, hops and malt. Not as overwhelming as I expected. This is my first double IPA, and I was expecting a stronger assault on the nose.

Taste is initially citrus and hops, but finishes with a bit of a cloying malt sweetness. It's smoother and has a lot more balance than I was expecting. I find that I have to force myself to drink it after a little while.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Oxymoron on 11/15/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 2 10 17 4 8 0
The one and a half hour IPA just doesn't have the same ring to it. Pours a mostly cloudy amber to orangey color with light tan hues throughout. A good white frothy head that left good lacing and stayed throughout the tasting.

The smell is tantalizing hoppy with good malt backing. A good bitterness is more dominate with a subtle citrus but mostly pine essence. The malt has some stronger caramel qualities.

The taste is very well balanced, both in hops and malt. The hops are the biggest characteristic with really good balance. The bittering hop is noticeable but not too much of an infringement. This is mixed well through the taste with a good piney finish from the aromatic hops. All of this then is blended with a more then noticeable caramel flavor from the malt. The caramel flavor is more noticeable at the end with the aroma hops.

The body is mid to full. As the beer warms, more flavor is noticeable. As is the malt taste with the adjustment of the mouth to the hoppy taste. The 9% isn't really noticeable at all (or at least until later) as everything is so balanced out. Overall this is one of my favorite beers.

Served In: Bottle

Review by everetends on 11/08/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 9 18 4 9 0
Old Review

Got this in a four pack 12 oz bottles from Midtown in Nashvile. Poured into an oversized wine glass.

A: Poured a nice amber tinted with shades of red. Very clear. Minimal head that dissipates quickly but still produces some good lacing.

S: Nice floral and fruity hops, but malt (sweet malt) and grains ar still present. Very inviting.

T: Amazing balanced. The hops hit you but they are in no way overpowering. It is awesomely balanced with obvious malt and sweetness. Very tasty.

M: Carbonation is perfect. Very clean finish with a nice after taste.

D: Amazingly drinkable. I was expecting the hops to be overpowering but yet again suprised. I could drink the whole four pack tonight if the price was a bit more affordable. Very refreshing IPA.

Served In: Bottle

Review by Lum on 11/04/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 17 4 9 0
Pours a clear amber color, with a thin, yet pillowy head. Man, this sucka' is ALIVE! Bubbles everywhere on the rise from the bottom--lending to the never ending head, which in turn creates awesome lacing. Jesus, I just love it.

The Aroma (yup, capital A) just makes you *sigh*. Piney, citrus, citrus, citrus. Oh, sweet citrus. Yeah, the typical grapefruit, but more so tangerine, big time. Floral. Oh- and sweet caramel... mmmm, on to the taste.

Yum. Taste follows the nose, and adds a touch of bready goodness. Nicely balanced with that malty backbone. Oily and bitter, clear into the finish.

Mouthfeel is very good. Medium to full in body, oily, creamy and plush. Plush? WTF... Carbonation is ACTIVE, but a pleasant experience for the tongue.

Note to self:
Drink this more often, you fool.
Must Try!!!

Served In: Bottle

Review by Homerbag on 04/10/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 17 4 9 2009
In a Duvel tulip, this has a peach/gold body with a thick head of foam that as impressive lacing.

Smells like piney/grapefruity hops, not much else what would you expect. Tastes like unicorns and rainbows with a mix of leprachan tears . .C'mon this is a pine sandwhich with a big slice of reby red grapefruit. Not a lot of complexity, a straight forward IIPA. Feel is a bit sticky but a good example of the style.

This a very enjoyable beer and I am mad at myself for waiting so long to give it a shot. My first DFH and I like it.

Served In: Tulip

Review by JJ on 11/18/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 3 11 18 5 9 2008
Pours cloudy amber with a thick, off-white head. Great retention. Super hop aromas but no ttoo overpowering. Very intense sweetness of grapefruit aroma with grassy undertones. DELICIOUS!!! Fantastic balance of hops and malt. Goes down easy for such a big beer. I tried not to compare this with the 60 minute which I also tasted this night and evaluate it on it's own. The extra half-hour does wonders for this beer.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by k3n on 05/04/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 8 17 4 8 2008
12 oz bottle. Bottled on 3/24/08.

A: clear, rusty tangerine orange. impressive, dense head that sticks around for a while, leaving thin lacing. looks refreshing

S: citrusy hops, citrus rind. a hint of caramel underneath.

T: maltier than i expected for what's listed as an IIPA, but very good nonetheless. an immediate caramel hit is mellowed by bitter citrus rind that is subdued, but keeps the sweetness of the malt in check very well. a slight, drying bitterness lingers.

M: tingly. rich and full in the mouth. hits all parts of the tongue nicely.

O: excellent. the 9% is no where to be found!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 05/01/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 9 17 4 8 2008
Thanks to tangfoot for sending me this one as part of the Top 100 BIF. This was one of the first craft beers I ordered online a couple years ago and I remember I used to describe it as “strong and bitter.”

This bottle was bottled on: 02/14/08
A concentrated aroma of citrus and pine hit my nose as soon as I lift the cap.

Pours an amber color with some yellow spots when held to the light. A dense two inch head formed and takes a few moments to settle down, but I can use this time to describe the aroma.

Lots of citrus but it’s a sweet citrus, and there is a brown sugar sweetness mixing in with the hops. Some pine needles are there too but the bready, toasted, malt is beginning to clear its throat and say “I’m here in good measure too.” Caramel hides behind the toasted malt and brown sugar.

Taste is sweeter than the aroma and more balanced with a stronger presence of the malt. Very dough-like with tons of toast and caramel. Brown sugar is near the finish. There seems to be some hop bitterness trying to attack the tongue but the sweetness washes it away. Not bad, quite the change from west coast ipas that’s for sure. This would make a good one to go for when you want an imperial ipa with more malt presence.

Mouth-feel is good to very good. Goes down smooth and the alcohol is almost non-existent.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tangfoot on 03/28/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 10 16 3 8 2008
Originally reviewed 1/08/07

Appearance: Good. Rather thin head that dissipated quickly, good color.

Smell: Very good. Smells very hoppy and fresh. It's not overpowering, but very aromatic.

Taste: Good. It's got some age in it, I think. Not as sharp of a bitterness than many other IPAs have. Good, but not worth $3/bottle.

Mouthfeel: Average. Nothing noteworthy.

Drinkability: Good, but overpriced.

Served In: Mug

Review by Tip Top on 12/26/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 8 18 4 8 0
Originally reviewed 07/06/06

A - Nice, generous head. White and puffy. Body is a transparent dark golden color.

S - This isn't a light beer. Definite alcohol to the nose with suble hops and malt. Mostly just alcohol.

T - Now this is a DIPA. You can tell there is alcohol present, but are busy concentrating on the nice balance between the abundant hops and malts.

M - Near perfect. Not watery and not hard to drink. Super smooth.

D - Could drink it all night long. Simply one of the best balanced beers out there.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Kegergator on 12/04/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 0
I really love this beer. The smell, taste, everything about it. This has to be one of the best beers that i’ve tried so far. I apparently need to trade a little more to keep some in stock..

Served In: Pint Glass

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