brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle thanks to McBackus. Pours a hazy straw color with hints of orange and gold. Wispy white head. Aroma is dry and spicy with strong hoppy grapefruit. Ruby red grapefruit is predominate with a hint of sweetness. Malt body is negligible, mostly hops in this. Strong citrus rind and ruby red grapefruit. Medium body, creamy with a semi-dry finish. Good.
hopscotch (10123) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2007 Rating #3300... Bottle purchased at Bodega Blue... Clear, orange/gold ale with a large, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. Grapefruit, tropical fruit aroma; even a little white pepper. Big, bicuity malt flavor is dwarfed, but not entirely muted, by the ultra-bitter, heavy-handed Amarillos. Full-bodied with subtle carbonation. Lengthy, biscuity, bitter finish.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Light gold color. Sexy head. Nice nose of citrus fruits, weeds and herbs. Flavor is nice. Itís hoppy in a good way, but the malt character seems to be severely lacking and there isnt much balance. That being said, as a versatile beer drinker who appreciates hoppy beers, I enjoy the flavor. Body is also very thin, disappointing. That being said, still a pretty tasty brew.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. bomber. Clear, light amber color with a large, sudsy off white head that left sticky lacing all over the glass. Nice aroma of grapefruit, orange marmalade and a doughy malt background. Starts off lightly sweet, but then turns quite bitter and dry. Grapefruit pith, pine and just a hint of the malt that was in the aroma. A bit chalky. Some alcohol comes through on the finish. Overall a pretty solid beer.
Ratman197 (11360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a minimal ivory head. Aromas of citrus, pine, light carmel and a hint of earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and dry. Flavors of grapefruit rind, earthiness, pine and light carmel with a dry lingering bitter finish.
bgburdman9 (860) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this on tap at mad mex. I knew they didnt make much and was kind of suprised to find it. The aroma seemed to be pretty balanced and had some some citrusyness to it and a lot of caramel and bready notes. Overall the aroma seemed a little lacking. The flavor was okay but not nearly hoppy enough and I was getting some off flavors that probably shouldnt have been there.
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light gold and crystal clear. A modest white head that laces well down the glass. Not much aroma, perhaps some hops. Medium body, with a floral and resin flavor that starts out refreshing and ends a bit sweet.
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2007 Pours dark gold with thin white head. Smells of citrus and pine. Hides most of the 10% behind some serious citrus and pine notes. Quickly sweetened by malt. Pretty good kick in the mouth. Nice Double.
Lowe1983 (1391) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops with some caramel, some slight grassy tones, and a little alcohol. Flavor starts off with the citrus and pine hops that give way to the sweeter malts. Decent but has a slight strange after taste. Overall not too bad.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured an effervescent golden with a large frothy white head. Strong and nice aroma of pine hops, some fresh cut grass, and some bitter grapefruit. Taste is strong pine and bitter grapefruit with some biscuity malt leading to a very dry and bitter pine finish. Body feels a tad soft. The beer is dry, but I canít really taste the alcohol. Surprised to find out itís 10%. Although not the richest IIPA Iíve had, and not balanced with sweet malts like in my absolute favorite IIPAís, this has some great crisp hop flavor that makes me happy to be a hophead.