jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 On Draft - fresh, crisp, hoppy, citric type tastes - nice well hidden alcohol and an overall very nice IIPA...but not anywhere near the best.
badlizard (5533) - 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 (25063) - 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 (2651) - 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 (1572) - 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 (3580) - 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.