robinvboyer (3344) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2011 thanks to mcbackus for the bottle!
Oh boy, iíve been wanting to try this for a long time. Batch 7690.
Hazy orange color, a nice beige head, with good retention. Aroma is loaded with grapefruit, citrus, and resiny pine. There is an explosion of flavour in my mouth, all sorts of grapefruit, lemon, orange, mandarin, and a loverly piney finish to it all. This is the definition of man candy. The 10% is hidden extremely well, itís nowhere to be found, outstanding beer!
Ok Re-rate. I just had a fresh bottle that was a gift from a dear friend.
This beer fresh is an absolute slice of heaven. The grapefruit aromas are unreal! i love citrus, and man this is the beer for me! It really was like drinking a sweet grapefruit juice, my god it was outstanding! not too bitter, and the alcohol is nowhere to be found! amazing!
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to the bottle shop down the road who has an ample supply of this wonderful treat. Iíve been picking up a bottle or two whenever I stop in, this is such a delicious hop experience. Sparkling rich copper pour with a thin filmy head, nice lacing, and lively carbonation. Beautiful, bountiful aroma of aggressive American hops. Fresh grapefruit and lemon with pine, pine, and pine. The intense aroma is such an eye opener. Bitter on the palate with a puckering sourness, balance by a thick malty body. The flavor is a fresh explosion of the aroma. Amazing citrus fruits dominated by a strong grapefruit taste. Plenty of evergreen along with oranges and limes. Potent malt backbone, it really ties the hops together. Sharp and floral, this is great stuff.
haddon90 (1528) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear amber color with a light lacing head. Strong citrus and hoppy aroma. Definitely kicks you in the face. Strong, citrusy flavor. Almost acidic, but really good. Tastes like liquid hops! Canít really sense the alcohol. But itís a really well put together beer.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - FEB 3, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
WOW!! I was punched in the face by the huge hop aroma upon opening the bottle. Lots of piney, citrus in the nose. Mouthfeel is thick with a very long finish. Slight alcohol burn in the finish. Big hop bomb that hop heads will love.
Maria (10188) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank you linus_stick/Alan for this very nice beer. Itís dark golden with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma has notes of resin, grass, pine, caramel, mango and some mild cheese. The mouthfeel is oily and the flavour is delicious and full with a light sweetness and a nice bitterness, that gros during the very long finish. The notes are orange/tangerine, mango, grass, resin, a hint of apple and caramel. Itís very delicious and harmonic! 2560
lweiberg (117) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice orangeish something or other, brings the buzz while not being very thick. Smells very light and floral/fruity and reminds me a lot of 3Fís Alpha King except with more alcohol, which is a pretty good situation to be in.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best-smelling beer Iíve ever experienced. Wonderful floral bouquet with hints of tropical fruit, which lull you into a sweet existence, then you taste the first sip and the pleasant bitterness provides the ultimate foil. The beer is smooth as silk and goes down easy, somewhat oily in texture. My new favorite double IPA, easy choice.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2012 12oz bottle, 2008. Aroma is floral and citrus with notes of grapefruit, resin, and flowers. Smaller than average off-white head that leaves some lace. Mostly clear deep orange/amber hue. Flavor is sweet and floral then transitions to bitter and dry, very smooth. Palate is full and oily. Alcohol is barely noticeable. A great DIPA that ages very well. Top of the heap!
gpekar (474) - Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a golden amber color with a nice foamy head. There was some carbination bubbles rising in the glass. The head left some lacing all through the glass of beer. The aroma was strong and of hops and grapefruit. The initial taste was of a crisp tart grapefruit, followed immediately by the strong hop bite. The hops bite rolled on the tongue for a long time. A subtle sweetness came through after the initial bitter bite. The sweetness tended to build a little stronger the longer I was drinking making a nice mix between the hoppy bitterness and the honey sweetness. Excellant!!
Naka (708) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear orange amber color. Strong ruby red grapefruit, sweet caramel, and some alcohol in the nose. Amazingly well balanced. Caramel and toffee taste with some florals and pine, but the bitterness really doesnít come in until the end. Not at all overpowering. Great milky body. Just an all around great beer.