boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 Hazy orange/amber pour. Slowly, moderately diminishing off white head. Thick three dimensional sporadic lacing. Eventually a thin foam of tiny bubbles remains. Textbook. The aroma has less astringency than other familiar west coast IPA’s. Fruity hops include orange notes, tangelo, mild grapefruit and some mint as well. Mild malts. Soft and pleasant nose with sweet sugary esters. Flavor is very sweet and signifigantly more astringent. Boatloads of bittering hops shuffle across my tongue. The aroma was certainly softer and more pleasant than the flavor. The flavor seems a little too bracing and the bitterness is at times a touch unpleasant. Dried pineapple, yeast, orange juice(fresh, uncut, sour) all have a stake in the flavor. A strange addition of raw hop character is at times a little vegetal. The finish is extremely dry and mildly woody. Palate is medium-light to medium with good length. I was indeed expecting more from this beer, but still indubitably want to sample the other works from this brewery.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Lightly hazy amber body with medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/floral, some grapefruit, bread. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/floral, some caramel, light grapefruit. Quite hoppy, but not overwhelmingly bitter. Medium-full body, some resin, alcohol very well hidden.
henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful clear amber body, white head; Lots and lots of hop aromas: Earl grey the, lots of lemon, harsh orange peel; Huge carbonation, a little to thin textured, only slightly bitter; Quite long finish where the bitterness shows character, lemon and earl grey aromas.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy boboski. Copper/orange with a small layer of creamy, white foam. Nose of tangerine, melon, resin, spicy floral notes. Same flavors with some sugary sweetness, soft malt background, and a bit of herbalness. Medium/full body, balanced, lightly syrupy. Solid brew, spicy yet soft. A good change-up for a west coast IPA.
iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber, no date. Pours a hazy orange caramel with a 1/2 finger light beige head. Aroma of citrusy hops and fresh orange juice, some tropical fruits, a bit of hairspray (not perfumey floral hops though), a bit of caramelly sweetness. Flavor has a bunch of grassiness up front followed some orangey tangerine citrus herbal hops, some caramel sweetness. Grass is dominant. Semi-dry finish. Moderate bitterness. Medium-full body with light to moderate carbonation.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great looking - frothy offwhite head above slightly cloudy copper orange. Sweet citrus aroma hits some nice alcohol notes. very delicous, but it lacks bitterness in my opinion.
Ungstrup (27681) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of both hops and caramel. The flavor is sweet amtly with strong notes of hops, and a thick caramel body, leading to an OK bitter end.
shadey (1820) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2007 Clear orange pour, almost looks like orange jell-o. No head, because this beer is totally flat. Aroma is pretty attractive, sweet grapfruity. Flavor contains some carmel, some fruity sweetness and a bunch of chewy hop resin. I’m dissapointed, because this beer would probably be fantastic if it wasn’t completely flat. 7/3/7/3/16
RERATE: I really needed to try this again fresh and carbonated. Dark melon color with a head of beautiful white lace. Aroma is very intense and attractive. Pine, citrus, dried apricots. Fantastic. Flavor is bitter pine and dried fruit. This is an exciting beer. I can’t write more because I just want to DRINK!! 8/4/8/4/18
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy amber colour. Nice fuity, sweet aroma with some grapefruit. Flavour is sweet and hoppy, some caramel, grapefruit, maltiness. Dry crisp and fruity finish.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy fully golden colour with a small white head. Nice complex aroma of malty sweetness and a hoppy citric fruityness. Malty, light caramel sweet flavor with a hoppy pine apple fruity note. Quite dry and bitter finish.