eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Herbjones, my sentiments exactly. Not sure why this one is rated so highly. Wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t all that, either. With eagerness, poured it into my glass and it yeilded a nice clear amber color with a very significant head, that provided outstanding, very persistent lacing. The aroma was nice and grapefruity with some citrus hops detectable. The flavor was where the disappointment started, as this one was of bitter orange rinds, lacking much malt character at all, and full of grapefruits and floral hops. Did they use any malts for this one? I’m assuming the faint hints of caramel were indicative of caramel malts? Mouthfeel was somewhat acidic and medium-bodied.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear orange copper with a one finger thick off-white creamy head. Lots of pine resin, grapefruit, and caramel malts present. Taste is the same, with a little less resin and big bitterness thoughout, until just before the end when there’s a caramelly sweetness, and mellows the bitterness out into almost no bitterness at all. Very nicely done.
slcbrewer (44) - USA - MAY 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the few good IPA’s we can get in Utah. This borders on being a double IPA.
Very strong hop aroma and flavor. Piney, with maybe a bit of pineapple and grapefruit, but not too citrusy
Nice white head with good lacing
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely done IPA by Anderson Valley. Aroma is a nice blend of hops, pine, and citrus. Flavor is a strong hop kick with citrus (grapefruit) tones, pine, floral hops, and some caramel notes. Balanced flavor and a nice crisp finish.
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. coper pour with small thin tan/off white bubble head. hops, grapfruit, malty aroma. nice hops, heavy malts, grapefruit in the bite. i don’t know but I think i taste a little coffeee??????? dry finish.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark orange with an off white head. Huge floral and orange hop aroma. Flavor was sweet BIG hops. The floral notes and orange were both very good and noticable in the flavor. Had a carmel malt finish. Reminded me of the Big Hoppy Monster.
casper78 (21) - bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 Bottle 12oz. Pours with a deep amber color with the hint of oragen-red overtones, with an off white head. The hops are eveident in the aroma of this beer. It tastes awesome with the hops hittin the palete with force. Hey hop lovers give this one a try.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours light copper color, thin white head. Good hop aroma, flowery and piney. Decent malt backbone in the aroma, I get some caramel coming thru. This is very balanced to me, lots of malt, good hop bitterness and some tea and honey. Medium body, finish is slightly bitter and some honey. Decent IPA.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Brouwers. Very solid IPA. Great aroma with a nice sharp hop taste. Very balanced.
sweetnlow (19) - Hudson, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This ale cured my hop withdrawal symptoms in Hong Kong (East End Brewery, 2 island locations). Bottle pours a dark gold, rich hops charging through the aroma and flavor. Now if I could get this in Massachusetts ?