Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light gold colour. Massive aroma - explosive orange and melon. Superbright. Bitter body, so much it’s sweet with lots of melon, fresh fruits. Not the most balanced but what a great aroma.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear orange color with a big white head. Knock-out nose of fresh hops...pine and hibiscus. Flavor is awesome with hops, honey and tasty malts. Easy to drink and very approachable. Loved it.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via trade with mikesgroove. Pours amber orange with 2 finger creamy white head. pine, honey, peach, apricot, and flro hops. Starts witha slight malty backbone and quickly becomes floral honey hopped drying your mouth with hop bitterness. A really good ipa, but i wouldn’t trade for another.
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2009 bottle shared thanks to zinister. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Nose was of floral and citrus hops. Oranges. The taste was of orange and lemon citrus with hops just blowing you away! Mouthfeel was very hoppy up front. Super harsh and super bitter. Wow!
sunevdj (3134) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at toncatcher’s. Pours a clear yellow with an off-white head. Quite bitter. and very hoppy of grapefruits. Light alcohol notes. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Bitter finish with metallic notes.
BuckeyeSammy (537) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong citrus bitter hop nose. Gold amber, with a small head and great lacing. A little syrupy. Tart acidity undertones. Citrus hops dominate the palate, lemon, grapefruit. Bitter hop carbonation, and slight lingering bitterness aftertaste.
heemer77 (5097) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks for sharing a bottle, iowaherkeye. The body was opaque medium gold with a white head. The aroma was strogn grapefruit with some toast. There was also some almonds and caramel. The taste was some mild grapefruit and bread crust. After the initial in your face hops aroma, I was expecting a stronger flavor. This was mild and fairly well balanced.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can see what the fuss is about! This is a wonderfully fresh, fruity and incredibly well-done bitter beer. Lots of lemon and grapefruit, but also just a huge sticky tropical thing -- thankfully. though, this beer is not sweet, not at all. It is hugely aromatic; incredibly bright grassy, herbal and fruity aromas just leap out of the glass. Great color and heft, leaves you salivating after a long bitter, drying-out finish full of lemon and tangy breadiness. Just fantastic. From stefanje - thanks a million!
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours orange-yellow with a white lace head. Aroma of grapefruit and another sweet underlying fruity aroma. Tatses like pink grapefruit, with a good inital tart acidity which is moderated by a sweet floral sugar taste. I really liked this beer.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 Bottle courtesy of seaoflament, who’s mainly a beeradvocate guy, but I’ll forgive him for that! Met today at the LA Cuvee de Tomme release and drank some great beers together, including this one. Incredible IPA with wonderful floral hop aroma bursting out of the glass. Outstanding balance of caramel malt and floral and pine hops. Smooth finish and an all around awesome beer.