Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Hamilton’s. Pours a glowing orange amber with a fluffy off white head. Aromas of some tropical fruits and some sweet malts. Flavor had a good balance between malt and hops. Medium in body and slightly sticky.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Red in Santa Cruz. Amber orange with a small white head. Sweet grapefruit and floral hop aroma. The flavor has a moderately sweet, malt base with lots of grapefruit and other fruity bits. The finish is firmly bitter and hoppy, though still a bit restrained and balanced. Medium-full, mostly clean body. Nice, somewhat balanced citrus-bomb, though I think I prefer the oily hoppiness of Racer X to this.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado. Golden orange color with a white head. Hoppy nose.Medium body and smooth. Solid bitterness with a great balance of sweet malt. Easy to drink. Good brew.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pours a beautiful golden color with a good amount of carbonation. Big pine, citrus and slightly funky (in a good way) aroma. WOW. Great first sip. A lot of citrus hop bitterness that fades quickly into a medium sweet body with some caramel and slight candy quality. Nicely balanced. Very nice DIPA.
illidurit (1999) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Red in Santa Cruz. Dark gold color with an off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is citrusy and sweet. Not the most robust hop bomb aroma I’ve ever smelled but it’s above-average. Flavor is citrusy up front with ripe grapefruit and herbal and resiny in the midpalate. Moderate hop astringency with modest bitterness. Very dry with nice carbonation. Pretty good DIPA.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at GABF 2008. Golden pour with white head. Nose of sticky hops, grapefruit, citrus and grass. Flavor is rich with an okay malt bill.
drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on cask at Day of the Living Ales ’09. pours gold white head. nose of citrus, grapefruit. flavor citrus, grapefruit, grassy. a pretty nice ipa.
raphael (830) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yummy full floral hop aroma, with a good caramel wave beneath. Orange amber clarity.w/ quick khaki head. The malt makes a brave stand against the hop flavors but is a overwhelmed as the hops accumulate into harshness.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Day of the Living Ales. Soapy pour. One of the best beers at the event. Ultra piney and resiny, pineapple, lemon. Easy to drink.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at DOLA....pours a clear apple cider brown with a thin soapy white head... tropical fruit and citrus hoppiness with some underlying sweetness....flavors of sweet malts, hops, and very fruity. medium body. that’s all i gots on this one.