hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big Bottle. Hazy orange brown with a thin, off-white head. Big lace rings. Aroma of grapefruit and nectarine. Pink grapefruit with a caramel toffee backbone. Bitter lemon drying. Zippy carb lightens up the strong malts but overall a bit heavy on the malts for an IPA.
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is tangerine, pine, caramel and floral hops. Appearance is a rich honey golden color with massive pillowy white head. The taste begins with potent ruby red grapefruit and resinous hops flavors followed by toasted malt, dried mango and orange citrus. The tropical fruit flavors blend especially well with the bitter hops and malt backbone. Mouthfeel is moderately creamy with medium carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Yet another impressive West Coast style IPA that delivers a strong dose of hop goodness.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Copper brown color with significant head. Malt and pine in aroma. Medium bodyFlavor somewhat subdued, at first seemed more malty than hoppy, almost with some roasted grain flavors although later in the glass hops became more noticable. Not bad but not one of my favorite IPAs.
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2010
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an orange color with a white soapy head. Has an awesome grapefruit aroma, with hints of caramel and pine. Nice sweet start with a great hop hit. Would expect nothing less from a southern Cali IPA. Nice sweet, bitter notes on the finish. Lovely IPA. At 6% this is truly session worthy.
Travlr (16407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2010 Bomber shared with steptin and bouche. Bright golden color, huge fluffy white head, massive lacing. Aroma of lemon trees, pine forests and grassy meadows. The taste actually brings you to mountain meadows and pine forests. Wonderful stuff.
Bottle shared with Nick and Sica from Connecticut. Nice stuff.
Holy (835) - GERMANY - AUG 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2010 Consumed with Travlr in Tucson. Good head and hoppy aroma in the pour. Vibrant citrus flavor with a bit of a hop-bite after taste. Very nice.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a really nice clear deep copper color with medium foamy offwhite head that quickly dissapates. Aroma is a really really good balance of sweet citrus. Smells delicious. Flavor has some alcohol warmth up front with some piney earthy hops, nice caramel malt base that is not too sweet, and a resiny bitter dry hop finish. Overall, very nice ipa.
RichardW (1764) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, SF Embarcadero Market. Drank this after sampling Pliny the Elder and I loved this even more. Warming, bursting with flavour and aroma. Tasted much stronger than 6%. Caramel, grassy hops and spirit come to mind. Rounded beyond belief. A truly awesome beer, massive.......!
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (in NZ). Great big pillowy head head turns me on. A bready caramel malt nose with a delightful pine and citrus touch. Palate not overly bitter, but balance between the malt and hops is about right, the sweetness of the malt just dominating a touch. Just a solid goodie this.
gladiatorsteer (4) - USA - JUL 22, 2010 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber orange color, slightly cloudy. sweet hop aroma with citrus notes. slight bitterness on the front of the palate. sweet, juicy citrus and malt in the mddle and slight bitterness on the finish. light to medium body. good every day drinker.