jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Brick Store Pub. Copper orange pour. Crazy hoppy awesome aroma. Hop flavor is piney and grapefruity. Malt backbone adds soft malt sweetness with notes of honey. Finish is long and hoppy - dry but with a subtle malt sweetness. Lots of resin and citrus hops - very aromatic and fresh. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Overall, mind-blowing hops. A very fine brew.
Arayaga2 (1866) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy chestnut with an inch of dimpled white head. Aroma is intense citrus nectar with tangerine and grapefruit. Taste is less rich, but still citrusy with a mild pithy bitterness and a biscuity malt component. $7//22oz
blutt59 (6132) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, dark orange golden pour with good lasting off white foam, nice caramel and citrus aroma, flavor has some nutmeg, grapefruit, bready caramels, good finish
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by peregrinari: Pours a transparent bright orange copper with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a fresh grassy dank citrusy hop nose with some mild pale malty sweetness. Starts with pretty good fullness and light sugary pale malty sweetness with a grassy piny resiny hop balance before a crisp drier bittersweet finish. Pretty clean and drinkable with assertive hop character throughout.
smcolw (567) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Initial two finger head with a lasting quarter inch lace throughout the tasting. Ring lace left after each sip. Clear and dark gold color.
Strong grapefruit hop aroma. Light alcohol in the background.
Mild malt that disappears immediately to the strong (almost harsh) hop flavor--it lasts through the swallow and the long, long aftertaste. The alcohol is muted. Not a balanced beer, but it is a DIPA. The body is slightly oily with a lower carbonation. In all, a really nice, hoppy DIPA.
sloth (2594) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ample offwhite head, sticky, lasting. Clear copper orange colored brew. Nose is big, juicey piney resiny hops, earthy and musty. Big bodied, chewy, resiny. Large and flavorful hops, piney citrusy, woodsy, bold. Big bitter finish. A real work horse! Props to Avery for this one! Bomber procured @statelineliquors,, ya gotta love it.
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lightly hazy golden orange amber with a medium bubbly off white head that laced. Aroma of pine, caramel, grapefruit and floral hop notes. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, light caramel, dry with a nice hop bitterness.
pineypower (2660) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out an attractive orange/copper color with a moderate white head. Aroma is of pine and citrus hops, with some slight caramel malt and a little grain notes in there too. Taste is complex, resiny pine and citrus hops go with some sweet caramel malts, flavor profile definitely leans towards the hops, even a few earthy hop notes sneak in there too, I’d like to see what variety of hops this one uses.
JohnnyJ (4765) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at PP Calsbad. Clear orange pour, sticky white head, good lacing. Very nice, fresh tasting IIPA. Grapefruit, citrus, lemon zest, grass, piney hops, and some floral bitterness, light biscuity malt. Dry and hoppy.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a single 22-oz bottle at Zipps Liquors in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a semi-clear orange amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that some nice retention and lacing. Aroma of both floral and citrusy hops. Grapefruit, apricot, a hint of tangerine and just barely little caramel malt. Taste is medium bodied, some slick oil texture with flavors of mostly citrus hops, a hint of caramel and some biscuit malt. Finish is typical double IPA bitterness but a touch on the dry side.