NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at RBSG 10, keg donation. Pours an attractive clear bronze with sticky head. Nose is full of resin & grapefruit. Some earth and bread as well. Nice and full bitterness. Citrus and bread. Quality IIPA.
swoopjones (6908) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2010, VG DIPA. preferred this to its neighbor @ GABF Bells the oracle. Big bitterness balanced nicely with rich maltiness. Big bitter flavor. seek this out
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft… RBSG/MBGSF… Clear amber ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The bouquet is a symphony of tropical, citrus and fuzzy fruits. Full-bodied and velvety with tingly carbonation. The big flavor leans on the bitter side of balance, but has a substantial malt backbone. In line with the aroma, there is an abundance of tropical and fuzzy fruit bitterness. Moderately bitter, tongue-numbing finish.
Tmoney99 (11900) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2010. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earth, sour citrus hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle; thanks to deyholla for the trade; dark copper with trace white head; nose of tropical fruits, mango and a touch of butter; a little garlic too that has been popping up so much lately to me in IPA’s/DIPA’s; raw, sticky, stale oranges; very dry and resiny bitterness; dry, stale lemons and orangy hops; pretty damn good overall
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small tasting/gathering last night of Seattle Beer Week 2010
Thanks Ben – Dark Amber in color thin head with a great nose tons of hops and good malt backing. The flavor was fruity with a hint of bittering from the hops. This was a tasty IPA.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice nose of tropical fruit - pineapple, mango, grapefruit, apricots. Malt notes of caramel and light brown sugar as well. Pours darker then most for the style, dark amber/coper, nice lasting head and lace. Sweet and fruity, caramel, brown sugar, tropical fruity hops, pineapple, mango, apricot with medium bitterness in the finish. Good body, smooth drinking well done IIPA.
Pailhead (5633) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma has lots of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and light caramel. It pours a dark cloudy orange with lots of sediment and a small white head. The flavor starts with mango and peach. The finish has light-moderate lemon and grapefruit. Medium bodied with creamy carbonation and mouthfeel.
douglas88 (7231) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome handbottle thanks to Ben. Pours a dark amber color with a medium white head. A huge fruity nose, tropical and sweet smelling. A rich flavor of explosive tropical fruits, light bitterness. Really nice.
after4ever (6686) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz hand bottle. thanks ben! pours clear medium amber with loose white head. big mango, pineapple, and butter nose. creamy medium body with lively carb. caramel, mango, pineapple, and butter on the mid palate. long tangy pineapple finish.