carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz taster. slightly cloudy orange hue aroma is slight pines, taste seemed much more like a normal IPA. didnt feel imperial to me.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, light pine, and melon. Flavor of hops (earthiness, pine, tangerine) and caramel malt.
hopdog (9008) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the 2008 Strong Ale Festival. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, melons, and some malts. Tastes of citrus, melons, caramel, and pines.
cathcacr (636) - Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Belmont Station. Perfectly adequate for an I2PA, though I didn’t catch onto the Award-Winning characteristics.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF 2007: Poured an almost clear golden yellow color with a medium off-white head. Hop forward citrus aroma with some biscuity malt underneath. Big but not overdone. The flavor had a great mix of big citrus and piny hop on top of malt. Medium to full bodied and nice warming in the chest. This was one of the better IIPA and beers I had at the fest.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Brewfest, GABF
hazy dark yellow, creamy off white head,
big sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of citrus and pine hops plus a bit of sweet fruity tangerine,
lots of liquid hop flavor, sweet tangerine and citrus character, crystal malt adds sweetness, a nice bitterness comes in to balance it,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge pine aroma. Huge bitterness and sticks to your tongue and doesn’t let go for a very long time. Alcohol is apparent but does not detract from the beer.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
GABF 2007. A very good beer. Huge, piney hop presence w/ a alcohol bite. Very dry finish.
jake65 (2674) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Brewpub: Orange/copper pour with a large white head and thick lacing. Nose is heavy on the hops with both citrus and pine. Taste again well hopped with lots of citrus and pine notes, some caramel and maltiness. Has that nice sweet/sour balance and a little warming effect.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Via trade with angeloregon. This beer froze inside the styro shipper and had leaked out about 1/4 of its contents. I salvaged to the best of my abilities...Nice floral hop aroma with a candy-like caramel scent in the background. Very murky orange/brown color. Medium palate. Very little carbonation left due to the bottle issue, but you can still get a sense of the hop flavor--which is only slightly bitter and is balanced to perfection with the malts. Not quite hoppy enough for me for the style--but I would welcome the chance to rate this one again.