Mora2000 (4048) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending this bottle my way. Yellow with a white head. Aroma is pine, toffee and grass. Flavor is grass, orange, iced team and a bit of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Prufrockstar (200) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on Apr 18, consumed on Apr 19. Aroma of fresh, bright tropical fruit. Citrus, dank. Smells pretty damned good. Bread and cat pee more present as it warms. Pours crystal clear light amber with frothy white head, some lacing. Tastes quite a bit drier than any of the double IPAs Iíve had to date. Great bitterness through and through, with little in the way of underlying sweetness. Big citrus, somewhat dank, bitterness, with long finish. Lively carbonation, medium body, lightly oily texture. Overall: Finally got a taste of this one, since bottles donít often make it to my side of town. The nice and refreshing lack of sweetness at the start became increasingly harsh to me as this went on. Iím curious to see if that varies much from batch to batch -- Iíll definitely seek this out again in any case.
fcjack1 (14) - Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Red Hot. Semi-dark amber appearance. Citrus aroma. Balanced ipa, sweet. Not super hoppy but, hoppy enough. Very good beer.
Damico (1920) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Previous notes....Pours dark honey amber with a crisp bubbly head. The aroma is sweet and brings notes of grapefruit and citrus rind as well. There are flavors of citrus and grapefruity hops on a smooth and crisp bitter hoppy body.
Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a cloudy gold with a small lasting off white head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest and light mint. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, orange zest, grapefruit, mint and light pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering grapefruit finish.
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear gold-orange, ring of white bubbles. Nose is dank, oniony, sweet citrus, taste is dank, caramel, citrus, light bitterness, oily body, nice.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy, resin, and pine hops with fruity esters, cookie and biscuit malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, fruity esters and supporting malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Pailhead (3859) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of oranges, tropical fruits, peaches, orange peel, and light grapefruit. It pours a transparent golden orange with a two finger yellow-tinged off-white head that fades to a thin film within a minute or so. A nice sheet of lacing is left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a good dose of oranges, tropical fruits, and a touch of pineapple. The finish has moderate grapefruit hoppiness along with some lighter pine and a touch of alcohol. Itís medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft, but also oily, mouthfeel.
jlulensk (3) - san jose, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
outstanding beer. World class. Only had a sample of it, but you can tell from just that it ROCKS
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: † Fiery golden, fairly clear, light carbonation, large frothy white head, nice lacing. † Strong citrusy aroma, hoppy, soft resin, a bit of candied orange peel. † Smells great! † Oh wow, oh so smooth on the tongue. † Immensly hoppy yet not overly bitter, malty but not too heavy, citrusy without being astringent, comes across as very very smooth with a candied citrus peel aspect. † This is just wonderful! † I could drink this all day long! † Big citrusy hoppy blast on the backside, that lingers for quite a while. † Full bodied, moderate moutheel. † Extremely well balanced, with a nice sweetness to balance the bitterness. † Tiz a warming IIPA too! † This one is very much deserving of having a higher rating. † Soo clean, smooth, and well balanced. † Brewed quarterly, this time around I think I heard them say there was only 250 or so bottles. † I feel fortunate to have had one. † Well worth seeking out!