AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An awesome IIPA. Huge floral hop aroma and flavor. Palate is sweet with a potent bitterness to balance it out. Alcohol is well hidden. Good stuff.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
clear dark yellow, whispy white head, sweet piney citrus aroma, sweet malt flavor, lots of bitterness, need for flavoring hops,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a hazy, orangey gold with a slight head. Nose is thick with malt and resin, some light grapefruit. Flavor is very full bodied, very malty with accompanying bitterness and resin. Ciitrus tones are well into the background as is the sweetness. This is one that the malts win, but none the less very tasty.
IrishBoy (3900) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Bistro DIPA Fest; Nose of citrus and pine hops; clear copper with a small beige head; flavor of citrusy hop bitterness, OK but not really good.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hmm, estery, piney almost medicine like.This flavor overpowers everything else, there is a bit of grapefruit and lemon in there somewhere. Not good.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is hazed dark golden with a thin sticky off white head...smell is strongly citrus....taste is sweet up front turning medium bitter...something seemed out of whack about this beer...citrus aftertaste...
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 2007-10-02, 8.3% ABV, draught at Big Dog’s Cafe and Casino in W Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, 8-4-9-5-18=44
Cloudy orange-copper color. Huge hoppy aroma, well balanced between fruits, resins and Brie cheese. Strong body, good malt flavor, a lot of sugars, huge caramel-toffee flavor, huge hopping, both resiny and fruity. Very long and strong final. Very powerful.
2006-03-27, 8.6% ABV, draught at the brewpub in N Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, 8-4-8-5-15=40
Light amber color. Fruity, malty, resiny, strong bitterness, but less complex than the Dirty Dog IPA. One of my best draught beers in Las Vegas.
Ratman197 (10336) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler poured a clear amber with a small but lasting white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, oranges and a hint of carmel. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of grapefruit, orange and light carmel with a smooth, lingering bitter finish.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Fest (ok I’m really slow with the ratings). Orangey pour. Big citrus grapefruit and some pine hop aromas, with a decent amount of sweet caramel malt to back. The sweetness in the malt made me think of honey. Lots of grapefruity hoppiness and sweet caramel malt for flavor, with a decent mouthfeel. Nice.
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just based on the pure amount of hops in this baby I would’ve put the alcohol at even higher than 8.6%. The bar was so smoky it was a little difficult to smell, but the rest of the beer was so great that I assume it was too. Hops, hops, hops is this beer. Wonderful, but of course, only for the true IPA fans.