badlizard (5534) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Bear Republic. Very hoppy pine aroma, golden amber color, malty sweetness. A very good IPA.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
24 april 07 on tap. color of rose gold. hop aroma of flowers. sweet. heavy texture. hop bite that lasts til the end. hops, hops, hops!
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(On tap - Toronado) Clear, amber golden with a small, off-white head leaving laces. Fresh, hoppy and citric aroma. Fairly full body with lots of caramel. Sweetish finish with a solid hopping. 250307
pivo (2647) - GERMANY - MAR 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large fresh hop nose, shimmering copper amber color. Big sweet malt with candi-sugar-like qualities. Huge fat hop bite. This beer has everything...and more! Good show.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask at NotLA. crazy hoppy, maybe the hoppiest beer iíve ever had. extraordinarily bitter. i didnít like it all that much, but iíll overrate it for achieving that title.
Zeswaft (1533) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weird, could have sworn Iíve had this before. Super dry-hopped with cascades in the cask. NotLA 2007. All i can say is that itís ridiculously hoppy. almost overly hoppy and iím a hophead. Extremely pungent citrus aroma. and mouth puckering bitterness.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2007 on cask at the Night of the Living Ales 07. i really enjoyed this on cask. very fresh hop flavor balanced nicely.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Tasted better than I remebered it. Very nice floral nose, very well balanced falvors of floral hops, citrus, malts and even some caramel. Actually less of a hop bomb than the Racer 5 but more complex.
DYCSoccer17 (3547) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
4 ounce sample from Bistroís IIPA Fest. This was the 3rd beer I tasted at the festival. Musty, earthy, orangey citrus hops in the nose with some mild hempiness in the background, too. A light sweetness balances the mustiness in the nose. Transparent amber body with a smallish off-white head. Some earthy hop flavors are present in the start, although it is somewhat ill-defined. Chewy, roasty malts with some mild sweetness in the middle. Some strange musty, swampy flavors come in late with a bit of an ethanol presence. This is very ordinary and doesnít really jive for me. Iíll take Racer 5 over this, thank you.
brstp (201) - - JAN 7, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Toronado. Iím a huge Racer 5 fan, this was disappointing. Great looking beer, nice amber color with off white head. Aroma is of hop hop hop, taste is of overpowering bitterness with no sweetness offsetting it. Failed IIPA IMHO.