mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sprinkle. Light amber pour. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Kind of fruity as well. SWeet hoppy flavors. Unlike the type of 2IPAs Iget out west. Well balanced with just a little too much sweet. Alcohol is very well hidden.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hops slam (my) bell.
Sell hops balm (to me).
Hops (as big as an) Elm (squash my) balls.
Smell lab hops.
(Huge) hop slab smell.
In unity, "lo has kilo" (of hops).
Bless (the) hop mall!!!
marcus (6769) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Artusory. This orange-colored ale poured with a decent white head, eliciting a floral hoppy aroma. One can taste all 70 IBUs, yet the bitterness is not overwhelming due to just the right mix of maltiness.
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of hopdog. Hazy pale golden-orange beer with a thick white head. Heavy layer of sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Fresh orange aroma, lemon and grapefruit citrus as well. There is also a floral/fruity flavour in this as well. Fresh pine and spruce sweetness. There is also a lightly caramelly maltiness that adds a sweet touch to all of the juicy hops. Flavour is very hoppy, sweet grapefruit, orange and apple sweetness hiding behind all of the tropical orange/mango/pineapple hops. The alcohol is barely noticeable except as a cooling sensation. Awesome.
b33r (685) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2013 Re-rate Batch 11656, All the same as below but less of it. Weak everything. This beer is either getting worse or I’ve had too many way way better IIPAs, but this was just very underwhelming and not at all what I remember. Either way, it’s worth a re-rate for sure.
Batch 7775 (1/29/2007) [7-4-8-4-17=4], Dark orange in color with small white head, some lacing, and lots of carbonation. Nice strong aroma with typical fruit and hop filled scents. Flavor is excellent. Packed with hops, but flavor is balanced towards the end with surprising berry and grape. Very nice and not over done
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. White small head that mostly diminished, poor lacing, visible carbonation, cloudy, and an orange yellow hue. Nose was sweet, bitter, grapefruit, pineapple, and very hoppy. Flavor was thin, sweet, bitter, very hoppy and a somewhat lingering hoppy aftertaste. Mouthfeel was tingly, hoppy and thin. Medium body. Too hoppy tasting for my palate, but a hopheads delight IMO.
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2013 2/19/13, cask. Soft off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, pineapple, some spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, pineapple/pine, some spicy. Medium-full body, some resin. Very smooth for the ABV, alcohol well contained. (8/4/9/4/18)
(3/7/07, bottle) Hazy amber body topped by off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, some pineapple -- "bright" hoppiness that was missing from the previous time I tried it. Sticky medium-full body, alcohol hardly noticeable. (8/3/9/4/17)
(1/28/07, 12oz bottle, Batch 7806) Small beige head atop clear amber body, nice lacing. Very aromatic -- aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, grapefruit -- syrup and fresh fruit at the same time. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, pineapple/pine, caramel. Lots of bitterness here. Resiny medium-full body -- alcohol well-masked. Sadly, the wonderful aroma translates into something of a muddle in the flavor -- not bad, but I expected more after the inviting smell. (9/4/6/4/13)
shrubber85 (7942) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2013 Bottle. Honey, strong pine and grapefruit hops aroma. Cloudy orange-yellow color with small head. Slightly sweet orange-grapefruit-pine hops flavor - very light malt. Nicely balanced. Very nice and drinkable - alcohol very well hidden.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2008 Truly outstanding from nose to aftertaste impy IPA since it is not overly sweet or have the harsh alcohol burn like many impys. Citrus note is not over the top either. Divine bitterness.
cupofthree (1) - USA - JAN 27, 2007 does not count
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Christ, are we drinking the same beer? I guess in the search for "complex" and "deep" flavor we’ve wandered into the realm of the totally unpalatable. Astringent, gin-like, OVER-HOPPED! I expected bitter but this flavor truly goes over the top. If you smoke stoggies and eat kippers all day this type of beer might be appropriate for your tongue-flayed lifestyle. For experimental imbibers or those who desire to discourage fride poaching.