EHopper (595) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First noticed the fruitiness, sweet citrus, mostly orange. Kind of creamy, a nice bitterness, refreshing for the alcohol content. Good enough for a growler.
BVery (5438) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Angry Minnow on Nov. 18, 2011. Semi hazy amber orange pour with a nice clingy head. Huge aroma of grapefruit and orange. Nice palate. Taste is big citrus and pine hops, quite bitter. Excellent.
Petrucci914 (891) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Chilton Brew Fest. Pours a cloudy light amber color with a medium off-white soapy head. Aroma is intense citrus, floral and piney hops. Taste is intense citrus and piney hops. Pretty damn good IIPA.
Juelze (1131) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Chilton Beer Festival. Pours a rich golden color with medium off white head. Aroma is intense citrus aromas with some pine that is slightly subdued. Taste is intense citrus, floral and piney hops. Like a big ol’ smorgasbord of hops. Caramel malt in the finish balances it it out. Well done.
pantanap (3334) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
angry minnow tre svends - handbottle from incutrav....pours a dark copper amber brown with a thin film of white head...caramely, toasted malt, and less subtle citrus/grassy hops
...flavors are very similar to a hopped up amber ale or double red with equally balancing caramel biscuity malt. pretty sweet through the middle with toasted malt and finishes on somewhat of a bitter grassy hop bent which lingers on for a tad. sticky medium to full bodied with adequate carbonation...hops seem to have faded a bit based on the sample but still fairly nice.
SHANER4 (442) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at Brewpub in Hayward - Poured dark amber color with large off white head. Great lacing on glass and head was retained as I drank!!!
Aroma - great floral and citrus hop aroma. Fresh hop scent, smells like bushel of hops...awesome!!
Flavor - smooth caramel malt along with crisp citrus and some pine taste. A slight alcohol burn in finish.
Palate - medium mouthfeel with above average carbonation. Finish is somewhat dry and has bitter hop aftertaste,...good stuff!!
Overall - Awesome DIPA, easy to drink and is not syrupy like many other DIPAs. I would put this one up there with the topnotch DIPAs!! The board at the pub said this beer was 8.5% not 6.9% like the description states.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the GTMW. Murky amber with a thin off-white head that laces some lacing. Aroma of muted citrus hops, caramel and mild pine. Starts out pretty good with citrus hops mixed with crystal malt but then a sulfuric taste takes over and ends up a not so pleasant mix of citrus and sulfur.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the pub. The board said this is 8.7%, not the 6.9% listed here, maybe its different batch to batch. Anywho, dark amber color. Hops are there, quite piney and aromatic, with a lot of fruitiness too. Good amount of malt to balance it out. Snagged 5 growlers of this, so good times will ensue.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells dry and floral. Taste is also dry and has a touch of rye in it. Hops are yummy but could be more clean. Overall I love the rye,dry taste to it. Really sticks to my tounge at the end. Biiterness is all that’s left, perfect. Kudos Hayward!
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown appearance and moderate carbonation. Good herbal hop aroma. The flavor has more of the herbal hops. Quite dry and bitter. The flavors and aromas are good but I would prefer just a little sweetness and maybe citrus.