ilovedarkbeer (2379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice copper amber color with a medium sized off white head. Nose is caramel malt, citrus, and hops. Taste is sweet and refreshing with lots of carbonation and a nice bite on the back end. Solid.
bleeng (1554) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750. Very gold. Fluffy white head with a nice fresh hop nose. Taste-very fresh, citrusy, with a nice but not overwhelming hop profile. Easy and smooth drinker and a bit overcarbonated. Nice effort and one to look out for again.
piscator34 (2033) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample. Dark orange in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of caramel malts, mild citrusy hops, and a bit of pine. The chewy malts are front and centre in the mouth, along with notes of candied orange, orchard fruit, and pepper-like spices. Not very bitter for an IPA, especially one that’s almost a IIPA in terms of alcohol strength.It needs more hops to balance things out.
oakbluff (427) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared via piscator. Pours a murky tangerine with huge head, three four fingers easy. Nose- very rich smelling, caramel just a little hop citrus. Taste- thick and chewy, big caramel sweetness. Hops are muted by the malt, not much of a piney or citrus feel to it. More spicy than bitter really. Low to medium carbonation and heavy bodied.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Always interesting when we get some random midwest brewery randomly starting to be distributed here. SUPER lacy frothy, super microscopic bubbled light tan head on gleaming ultra-hazed burnt orange. Nose of sweet pine, overripe grapefruit, and fresh cut grass. Surprisingly dry flavors, clean as all hell, with SUPER fresh piney hop flavors. I love that spicy hop touch that we NEVER see here in the west coast. There’s a firm malt body but for whatever reason, it isnt sweet, it’s simply perfectly balancing so there really isn’t much bitterness...just piney hop flavors and a nuetral, deep, earthy balance. This is seriously a very very very well made IPA...probably one of my favorites as of late.
IDunno19 (89) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Never tried an IPA before but I’m glad I started here. Distinctly hoppy flavor and aroma, which should be obvious considering the concept of the beer. Smooth and delicious with notes of amber, wheat, and citrus fruits.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good all around. Nice smooth and complex. Hoppy, fruity, malty and almost tropical sweetness. Some apples too. I would love some more of this.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Haze amber color with a nice head. Aroma of peach, caramel, sweet bananas, and citrus. Flavor of citrus, caramel, alcohol, and sweetness. Also a nice, strong taste of hops. Ends up smooth, bitter and nice. I was really into this big IIPA, need to pick up a few more bottles.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BMan1113VR - thanks! Big malty-sweet aroma with lots of sugar, cereal, citrus, and floral hops packed in. Flavor is quite hoppy with a hefty dose of malt sweetness - citrus, earth, and floral hops dominate. Smooth finish. Good, but a tad underwhelming and overly sweet for a DIPA.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to brewblackhole. Amber color. Smell of hops, citrus, grass, pepper, citrus peal, malt and pine. Taste of hops, citrus, grass, citrus peal, malt, caramel, pine and spicy pepper.