zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at GABF 2009. Burnt orange pour. Aroma of grapefruit and pineapple. Tastes of bitter grapefruit rind. Outstanding.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange beer white head at GABF. Big hop aroma that is sweet and floral/grassy hop. bite at end taste is light bitter finish and fairly easy to drink for a double. Well hidden alcohol
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber brown with a fluffy white head that retains. Oily and juicy hop aroma, citrus and caramel malts and bread and molasses. Nicely balanced flavor but full of juicy hops. Some grapefruit and pine, nice sweetness too, delicious.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Stone. Pours golden/ deep orange with thin white foamy head. Strong piny citruy nose. Very smooth for this DIPA style. Great citrus/pine hop punch. Fantastic DIPA!!!
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Very resinous hop aroma with floral and piny notes. The flavor is surprisingly balanced, with floral and piny hop notes on top of toasty/sweet malts. Very drinkable.
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample : RNH: very, very interesting brew. Pours an attractive, warm copper leaving a finger of wet head. I smell and taste some thin caramels and the esters are very high despite the average ABV. Honestly reminds me of a low peat scotch... not very hoppy?! which betrays the style...
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand bottle from growler. Pours copper with a lasting off white head. Smells of resiny hops, some sweet citrus, peppery. Tastes resiny and bitter with some sweet citrus, hints of caramel, and a semi-sweet finish.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2009 Tap at Stone 13th Anniversary Celebration. Pours a golden brown with little head. Nose is sweet pine hopes. Flavors a mostly pine hops, sweet malts, alcohol. This one is a little out of balance with the alcohol but a decent hop profile with a nice malt balance.
Resampled and the hops and citrus flavors were a lot better. Mouth is nicely carbinated too. A lot better the 2nd time around.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler via trade. Props Kyle. Huge, fluffy head with great lacing. Floral/piney hop nose. Piney, resiny hop flavor with banana, clove, and biscuity malt. Chewy iipa. Verrrry gooood.
sbruno (6) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2009 does not count
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Extremely hoppy IPA for 9%. Friend who loves IPAs gives it a 7.5, but for me, who isn’t typically an IPA lover, simply doesn’t like it...way too strong/bitter