daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Stefanje with another gem! Thanks bro! Orange pour. Tons of caramel and citrus on the nose. Flavor is bitter and sweet. More hops than caramel, but malt is present. Good, very good!
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle courtesy of duffmansw extra. Pours a hazy golden pour, a touch amber, with moderate offwhte head, quite bubbly and carbonated, decent lacing. Aromas throw good floral hopping, grapefruit rind, resinous pine, and tropical fruits mellower underneath, with pale and caramel malts that take a backseat. Initial is medium bodied, even keeled wih a good hopping of citrus, florals, and tropical fruits, the malt body isnít overbearing and a carmel bomb, but still packs a good balanced bitterness. Tropical mango always wins points with me in an IPA, with a touch of soapiness, good citrus to boot. This is a quality IPA than doesít weigh you down in the malt department, but still makes a valiant effort with a touch of gumball and good fruit and bitterness with pale and caramel malts in expertly decided quantity. One of the best IPAs Iíve had.
nolankowal (921) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Obriens. Orange yellow pour, off white head. Huge hop aroma, tropical fruits, citrus, pine. Flavors of bright pine, light fruits, ans citrus/citrus rind, very fresh. Bitterness holds largest presense with mild sweetness and dry finish. Awesome, aroma was more powerful than the Pliny I had before it, which was plenty powerful on its own.
biznizness (1061) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler from Grape Vine in Fort Mill. Had been looking forward to this for a long time, with all the hype. QUITE disappointing. Nice aroma and initial flavor, then just fades into a thin finish in body and flavor, with just the dry bitterness. Ah well.
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great brew, shared a bottle w rciesla. Very unique taste for an IPA, which i was very much a fan of. Snag this up when possible, great beer
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2009
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This IPA pours a gorgeous clear bright golden orange color with a good sized bone-white head on it that left spotting lacing on my glass. The nose on this beer is very unique and interesting for an IPA. I think mango is the strongest scent followed by passion fruit, peaches, lemon and orange zest, floral hops, and a slight pine bitterness as well. The smell on this beer is leaping from my glass, and it never left for the entire beer. The flavor profile is loaded with citrus fruits with grapefruit and tangerines being very dominant followed up with only a slight touch of caramel malt. The hops are extremely fresh and vibrant on this offering. The malt is only barely noticeable, but somehow supports the hops beautifully. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation that left a very dry finish on the back of my palate. The drinkability is superb on this beer, and is one of the best IPAs Iíve have ever had the pleasure of tasting
drfabulous (3560) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic. Fruit tones. Grapefruit dominates taste and aroma. Lots of pine. Delicious IPA.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Bright amber with orange to it. Very cheerful happy color. The lace looks like something that sat on the counter in a half full glass for a week during the summer in fresno. Itís pretty thick. The nose is super piny hops. A bit of funkiness hides behind the Christmas tree. Taste is similar to the nose. Bright pine tree, some almost farmhouse funkiness ala Hop Stoopid, and bitter stickiness at the end. Not overly sweet at all. Damn fine IPA. More striking than some IIPAs Iíve had.
Tejas (844) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2009
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 This is the best beer in the world??????? Taste like a fresh cut lawn. Gross and unbalanced. Thin palate. Zero mouthfeel.
doubelknv3 (934) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 Golden, lasting white head...decent lacing. Pine, floral, apricot, lemon, and mild berry aroma. Pine, grapefruit, mild-sweet malt flavours. Full-bodied, balanced, with lasting bitterness. Refreshing and sessionable.