riversideAK (5650) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was pretty excited for this brew. With that stated, I was rather unimpressed. Aroma of light grapefruit, inky florals, and cat pee. Pours a nice golden amber color with a nice lasting head. . Flavors of some pretty sweet toffee and caramel, pine, inky florals, and more litter box - if it tastes like it smells. Something was odd here and it seemed a little out of whack. I know there was more malt than I usually like in my IIPA’s, but that was not it. Oh well.
jake65 (2740) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Golden orange color with a nice sandy head. Aroma is sweet and caramel filled with some citrus hops. Lots of sweetness in the flavor profile; plenty of caramel. The hops are not playing much of a prominent role. Thanks to Buckdich for sharing this anniv. ale treat.
hapjydeuce (958) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried this at the PP Bottle Shop while tasting with wetherel and Sean. Hazy golden color and some white bubblies, with a powerful floral aroma with grapefruit citrus and pine. Good balance with the malt character; the resiny hops stay at the front at all times. Almost tastes like dry-hopped. Plenty of carbonation in the finish, with a lingering green character. Overall pretty enjoyable.
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good stuff. Strong and hoppy and agressive. Maybe I would’ve liked it a bit more if I didn’t already have a slight headache when I began the beer. And this beer certainly didn’t help it.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Copper bronze, thick white head and nice white lacing. Nose of amarillo and chinook, sharp bitter rind and melon notes along with....cheddar? Flavor is sweet, plenty of malt, light bitterness and a cloying mouthfeel. Piney finish. Decent, too sweet though.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Merritt Is Throwdown. Warm gold color. Smells like eucalyptus and freshly mowed lawn, tastes like fallen leaves in the forest.
Dhrjericho (66) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Aroma had a hint of wheatiness and malt. Decent hoppy flavor that was maltier than it was citrusy. Not very intense for a Imperial IPA but solid.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Oakes. Pours a clear copper amber, with a small off white head. Smells of some decent juicy hops, with some malt present as well. A little grapefruit citrus in there too. The flavor had a really big malt presence I thought, which created the hop bitterness in the finish. Not as piney or fruity, but more bitter.Pretty decent IIPA, had some good flavor and not just a hop bomb.
hopscotch (9727) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... GIABMISGFAB... Clear amber ale with a small, wispy, white head. Understated whiffs of peppery, piney and citrus hops are pulled from the glass. Medium to full-bodied with dancing carbonation. Moderately sweet; heavily bitter. Finishes up bitter and dry. Bottle courtesy of Beershine and Oakes!
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light copper with nice head. Sugary , hoppy aroma. Taste is a bit of a mess. Rough, piney hops, sweet malt and over the top bitterness. Just doesn’t come together and is tough to drink.