kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of tpd975. Pours a golden yellow color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and floral with notes of apricots, citrus, caramel, honey, grapefruit, pine. Flavor is sweet and floral with notes of citrus, sweet caramel, apricots, fresh fruit, some hints of honey and pine. Generally medium body with a pleasing hoppy finish.
Beerman6686 (4672) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This poured a cloudy light orange color with a pretty big white head. Aroma was just freaking awesome, lots of citrus hops, some piney notes as well. Just fresh hops. Flavor was much the same, very pungant fruity hops, some peach notes, pine at the end, and then a rather dry distinguished finish. I wish I had more of this stuff!
auerbrau (3178) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. Noses with a lemony Simcoe heavy aroma. Catty. Pours a very clear pale yellow, with a foamy whitish. Flavor is sticky, fruity, juicy and fresh. A fresh, piney snap of fresh foam filling out the balance. This is classic and juicy. Dry finish. A prototypical West Coast sticky IPA.
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2009 courtesy of tpd975.
pours golden, white head.
Aroma and taste, hoppy, citrus with notes of pineapple, some floral hops.
Not my fav IPA style, too much hops bitterness up front, still highly drinkable.
re-rate, lots of hops, grapefruits, with nice malt balance but still with hops giving the beer a nice warmingpalate.
markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2010 Thanks IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours clear yellow with a white head. Nose is grapefruit, orange, some pine, and a bit of a caramel backbone. Flavor is similar with lots of caramel and grapefruit, all manner of citrus and a plethora of other citrus goodness: apricot, peach, and kumquat. Flavor finishes off with lingering citrus hop bite. Unique, yet balanced and goes great with a sharp cheddar. As Admiral Akbar says, [your taste buds] "cannot repel firepower of this magnitude."
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber acquired via trade. Poured out a nice orange tinted amber with a finger and a half off white head. Solid aroma of grapefruit, pineapple, orange and light pine. Flavor much the same with a little bit of caramel malt to balance it out. This one was a few months old and still damn tasty, I need to get my hands on a bottle when it’s fresh!
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange-amber pour with a two-fingered, frothy white head. Very sticky lace. Awesome hops blast up front with fresh squeezed grapefruit and pine juice. Flavors of lemon pith, ruby red grapefruit, pineapple and pine resin. A good portion of caramel malt for a complimentary backbone. Good body, nice balance with a strong, lingering, bitter finish. This brews most significant feature is its freshness. Not bad at all.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 Thanks to JCB for giving me a bottle from North Carolina. Clear amber with a medium head. Aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, papaya and oranges. I know a lot of IPA’s are fruity, but this kicks it up two notches. It’s a veritable fruit salad in a glass! My wife agrees (that it smells of fruit), and usually she doesn’t like hoppy beers. Lite tasting malt and dry. Dry, fruity finish. OMG. I’ve gotta try this on tap!
Ungstrup (29828) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of hops and medium notes of elderberries and grapefruits. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of caramel, as well as medium notes of malt, grapefruit, and elderberries, leading to a dry and bitter finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle - Thanks Snojerk321! - Poues dk yellow with a medium white head...aroma is massive citrus, little malt...flavour is similar, I was looking for more malt, but had to remind myself this was not an IIPA, great bitterness that lingers just the right length, good alcohol...very nice!