pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. Bottle: Clear copper with a frothy off-white head. Strong juniper aroma abounds with a strong bitter flavor akin to its aroma with a little perfuminess in the aftertaste. Sticky lacing all over the glass. Overall, it is a solid IPA with a strong bitter flavor that virtually covers every square inch of your mouth. Very enjoyable.
EHSRanders (1731) - Tjele, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear orange/amber colour with large creamy white mostly lasting head. Hoppy aroma. Sweet flavor. Bitter finish.
maugus4ever (123) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a thin dissipating head. Nice citrusy, hoppy aroma with flavor to match. This was a very enjoyable IPA with a good balance of hops and malts.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours copper orange with sticky beige head. The aroma is pine, mango, and a light honeyish sweetness. The flavor is toasty malt and a disembodied fruitiness, with canteloupe, orange, and mango. At first taste it strikes me as a little more gentle and malty than I thought it would be, but it finishes with a strong piney bitterness that lingers into an aftertaste of wood and grass. Pretty good.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice orange pour, some white head that dissipated quickly. Nice citrus, orange peel, and pine hop aroma, The flavor is just like the aroma, lots of orange peel / grapefruit-like bitter flavor. Some resin and pine in the back. Nice ipa... I think this was a good year for hops b/c all the CA IPAs have it going on.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it as a sampler at Stone 12th, then ordered it later that night for dinner. Full bodied, wonderful tropical fruit like hops, malts with perfect sweetness.
Jonte (1385) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2008 Bottle. 6.0% ABV. Orange color with an off-white head. Aroma: American hops, citrus, tropical fruits, pine, caramel and a little bit of salt?. Flavor: Very hoppy with notes of grape, pine, exotic fruit, caramel, salt and herbs/grass.
FrankJohansen (3599) - Sabro, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear orange colour with a fairly large whie head and a good lacing. Sweettish taste of malts and fruits with a good heavy hoppy finish with notes of citrus and flowers. Good beer.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear copper with an off-white rocky head. The aroma has grapefruit / floral hops with some pine and some malt for the backbone. Medium body that has a bit of roughness with some moderately harsh carbonation on the finish. The flavor starts with lots of hoppiness ~ grapefruit, light pine, woodiness, caramel malt backing things up. There are some oxidized characteristics but this is supposed to be fresh. The finish shows more oxidization and is quite harsh. A decent beer, but didn’t live up to the hype.
gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG08. Pours red/amber with a nice head. Fruity mouthfeel with a dry and slightly spiced finish.