zizzybalubba (1409) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
11.2 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Hazy dark orange pour with a bubbly off-white head. Killer aroma of grapefruit, tangerine, and caramel with grassy notes. The hop flavor is big and bold with dominating grapefruit rind and pineapple yet is surprisingly well balanced. Some detectable warmth from the alcohol. Nearly a perfect DIPA and worth every penny of the $7 for this bottle.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden copper with decent cream coloured head. Slightly hazy but a good looking brew. Huge aromas of grapefruit and pine needles. Not much else but I am not complaining. Initial flavours of sweet malt followed by good resiny hope bitterness on the finish. Fullish mouthfeel. Good beer.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Light brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, bread and butter, and lots of hops. Taste is bitter, toffee, light citrus, and bread.
Cavie (3793) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Murky brown gold color with a small amount of white bubbles. Very large hop aroma. Pine, sap, earth spice and more hops on the nose. Flavor is very piney, reminds me of Douglas Fir, very nice. Finishes pine needles, some dry notes with a big amount of spice.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maybe I have reached my limit with imperial IPA’s but this just tasted a muddle with no floral, citrus or woodsy hop flavors to be seen. Plenty of strong good malt taste but if I wanted a strong ale I would have ordered one.
TheBeerGod (5231) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper bodied with a medium frothy tan head. Aroma pine and citrus oils in the nose with light spicy hops, caramel, and sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, resinous pine, citrus oils and grapefruit juice. Spicy hops in there as well. Body is medium-full with a creamy carbonation and an oily hop bitterness throughout. Finishes with more pine resins, citrus peel, grapefruit, caramel, and sweet malt.
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, pours a cloudy orange color with a sticky sweet pine aroma, flavor is milky pineapple and grapefruit
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330ml bottle, Batch 174, BB 29-07-11) Pours a cloudy orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of caramel, pineapple, mango, orange, toffee, grapefruit, and light vanilla notes. Flavor of orange, caramel, herbs, grass, and toffee.
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow... what a burst of grapefruit and mango as soon as the bottle is open. Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear red color with a medium sized tight creamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of big, huge resiny hop notes with tropical notes and citrus. Some toffeeish malts are lingering in there also. The taste is extremely bitter resinous hops with notes of woody, earthy, resiny notes, pine, tropical fruits, citrus, mint. Some faint malty notes in there too. Medium-full bodied with a lingering hop burn and a bit of hear. This is an homage to hops and as such loses all balance, but is nevertheless a decent beer. My burps now taste like mouthwash.
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours. Medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is pine, lemon zest, bread, and closets. The mouthfeel is sticky and bitter with a medium body. God her. Cheers!