steelers37 (62) - little ferry, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sweet citrus aroma,all hops at first but some sweet malts pop up in the middle then a nice grapefruity finish. nice balance above average
Beaver (1457) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden orange with a frothy white head that quickly dissipates to a thin film that laces the glass.
The aroma is huge on the piney hops with a little sweet caramel and melon in the background.
The flavor is sweet malts and melon with a salty and metallic grassy hop finish. It has good bitterness with a long lingering aftertaste, but the flavors aren’t all that. The mouthfeel is is medium to thin and a little watery but smooth.
Overall a decent DIPA, and fairly impressive for Boulder. The flavor and mouthfeel are a little lacking though.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ugly, totally translucent light orange pour. Slowly diminishing fat-bubbled white head. Aroma is exciting, redolent with heavy doses of Amarillo hops. Fruit nuances lean towards tangerines. Also notes of oranges, guava, melon, and a slight nudge to grapefruit. Malt is only slightly noticeable in the aroma. Flavor is a light, tart, slightly sour hop explosion. Very, very appealing taste. Simplistic, seems somewhat refined as well. Just too filtered feeling, good grief. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium-full. Finishes bitter, but not too much to be thoroughly enjoyed, and picked apart easily. An average double IPA all around, with a nice gentle touch. About what I expected.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy orange with a tall white head. Pine and citrus hops in the nose. Very resiny sweet body without any excess alochol present. This was actually a really solid IIPA, very strong but never felt rough on the palate.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
i paired this beer with some delightful mexican creations of my own making, and i must say the combo was, pardon the phrase, intoxicating. the appearance was cloudy orange-yellow, with some creamy lacy off white head. the aroma was lots of grapefruit, pine, orange zest, lemon juice, and some light bready malts. the flavor is lots of pine and grapefruit hello amarillo hops, and then some lemon and biscuit malt round off the smoothness. the alcohol isnt present in the taste, but while you’re pondering the bitterness that’s remaining on your tongue, you begin to realize that your head feels slightly more disconnected than it did an hour ago. very nice.
Sparkle (2) - Bay Village, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap and bottle.My newest "Favorite".Beautiful golden hazy orange color.well-balanced malty smooth with a perfect hopped flavor.i think I will now have another;)
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours crystal clear light orange, lasting medium sized head. Low on the carbonation, I like that. Aroma is tons of grapefruit hops, light sweetness, bready yeast. Taste is moderate fruity hops backed up with some serious lasting bitterness, mild but definitive. Light caramel malt. Alcohol is hid very well for this style and abv. Lower carbonation yields to a smooth, lightly creamy texture. In summary, a very well balanced IIPA with some subtleties that are rare in the style.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is potent to the nth degree.
The flavor is tranparent - grapefruit to pine, with little lingering in between. The front of this beer yields so much promise, but the end is so chewy that it is unfavorable. The caramel sweet yum gives way to a choking on a pine cone. As an experiment - this is a curiosity, but it just isn’t somthing I’d request repeatedly.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours golden w/ a medium sized, semi creamy froth. Full ring residual lacing. Aroma of bright grapefruit citrus rind. Medium full nectar w/ soft and creamy residual effers. Huge hopsy citrus trees form the general disposition here w/ a moderate malt backbone. Theres a citrus tree in every bottle. A mild sweetness factor is not abused but makes it very tastey indeed. Suculent and addictive. This mild sweetness is like a candy necklace kind of flavor, not thick and cloying. Very interesting. Cramel, leather, vanilla bean, only slight grapefruit (more rind), candy necklace. The finish is well bittered w/ asprin that digs in and lingers. Very rich but not overdone. Well balanced and the alcohol is well hidden. Highly recommended.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Beer is clear, medium amber. Head is small, white, frothy. Diminishes into a ring quickly.<P>
The aroma is malty with moderate notes of cookie, caramel, toasted grain; Hoppy with heavy notes of resin/pine, grapefruit oil, light-to-moderate lemon zest and black tea.<P>
The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately-to-heavily bitter, lightly acidic with a long, moderately bitter, lightly sweet finish.<P>
The body is medium, the texture is watery-to-velvety and the carbonation is lively.<P>
Hop forward, but has nice varied malt and hop profiles.