alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark amber, resiny pine aroma. First few sips are really woody, as it warmed, the citrus came out more, but the woodiness wasn’t really well integrated and overpowered it, IMO. Bonus point for value, but fairly pedestrian.
broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 22oz bomber for under 3 bucks not bad wow..orange copper pour, little head and nice lace..citrus hop bomb aroma, taste of pine, spruce more hops, with a great malt balance to finish..what a surprise, the elegant balance and flavor of this ipa is very enjoyable, i thought the cheap price was a indication of a less quality beer but that was far from the truth, this ones highly recommended here especially with a bomber price that’s half the norm..just a great beer...
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark clear amber. Hoppy piny nose. Flavor is also hoppy, and sticky with a good balance, but leans to the hops. Solid bitter finish. Another good beer out of SoCal
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 29, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask at Toronado, SD. Pours amber with a thick creamy off-white head. Realy nice hoppy aroma of peppers, citrus and juniper. Low carbonation and very very smooth. Fairly quick finish with lots of pine flavors. Intense beatitudes of hops. Amazing spruce and pine. This is GOOD STUFF on cask.
junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Im getting a certain amount of nutty notes in both the bouquet and flavour. I suppose thats the malt. Body is a little more than medium I think. Description says 6%abv while the bottle says 7%abv. Ill trust the bottle but it tastes like 6%.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours amber color with off white head. Aroma is hops and some caramel. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is tart hop, citrus, and some caramel. Nice hop finish. Good brew.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Thanks to Lars R.
Dark amber colour with a persistent hop-induced foam. Malt stands back in aroma, here the hops speak the loudest about grape, wood and citrus. Flavourwise, it’s malty, but again hops dominate, and I think Centennial plays an important role, with its grapey, resiny character. Mouthfeel is chewy, and the attenuation seems to be average. Good beer! What I don’t get is how can a beer with OG 1070 and FG 1015 be 6%???
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Spuyten Duyvil. Pours a clear, dark amber colour with a slight white head. Aroma of hops, malts, and grapefruit. Flavour of hops, grassy notes, malts,and citrus.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUN 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Exceptionally good IPA that had a real hop bite without being *too* overbearing. Strong citrus smell, strong malty backbone, and a nice thick head all made this one memorable. Almost reminded me more of a very balance Double IPA.
mar (5226) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. amber pour with a cream head. nose is citrusy with a hint of esters. nice thickness and a great hop flavor.