CelticBrew (747) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from 22 oz bomber, a hazy, deep copper. Forms decent off white foamy head, aroma of floral hop flowers, grapefruits, resins. Flavour is much of the same with a nice malty character that nicely balances out this beer. A nice caramel stickyness comes through, making this a pretty decent DIPA.
Gooney (368) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from New Seasons - Pours a nice copper color with an inch of foamy head. Floral aroma with a hint of citrus. Breaks down a bit at the taste, but overall a nice beer. It’s a bit like the Brett Favre drama. You’re very interested to see how it all turns out...and then he ends up with the Jets?
robforbes (1883) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy amber-copper with a small off white head and good lacing.
smell is of pink grapefruit, some caramel, citrus, and floral scents.
taste is thick and oily on the palate, very hoppy at first and then mellows out as your taste buds become immune to it, caramel, citrus, few malts in the back, fruit comes out as it warms, finish is dry with a nice bitterness.
greenhorn1 (664) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours cloudy gold with frothy head. Big floral and citrus aroma and flavor. Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation. I really enjoyed this one, very easy to drink.
BiddleBrau (766) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange/amber with off-white head. Floral hop aroma with some malty notes. Malt and hops are both big in this brew. Full bodied with hops slowly taking over but still quite full on the tongue. Potent.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received a 22-oz bomber from Liquid Solutions in Oregon. Pours a semi-hazy orange amber brew with a thick and long lasting off-white head that even has some excellent lacing. Aroma of "in-yer-face" hops of citrus, grassy and floral character that over-powers the caramel and munich malts. Taste is medium bodied, nice creamy texture with flavors of citrus zest, grapefruit a touch of caramel and some earthy spice. Finish has a long lasting bitterness aftertaste with a very light caramel and malt flavor. Heavy on the hops bitterness but light in flavor throughout.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely auburn-amber with a perfect top. As advertised, notable citrus and floral hop notes dance before a pleasant malt background that is sturdy enough to augment the hopping. Floral and fruity hops again mingle with malt with a finishing flourish or alcohol warmth on the tongue. A bit of raw hop resin bitterness on the finish--quite nice. Thoroughly flavorful, aromatic and well-balanced. As close to a session Imperial IPA as you can hope to find.
19Ei8hty (1076) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2010 Impressive looking drink - cloudy, hazy ruby-straw body with an enormous, unyeilding head. Strong hop presence, very well balanced malt backbone, almost biscuity but with a slight caramel sweetness. Very floral and resiny- big grapefruit component. Really nice drink, a tad watery but still a big badass IPA. UPDATE: 12oz sixers now available - soapy, wet leather, and all around terrible. Steer fucking clear.
rthbass (29) - West Linn, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2008 On tap and in bottle at Bridgeport in Portland.
Excellent Imperial...100 IBUís but it tastes like 75. Easy drinking. Great floral hop aroma. Great head and lacing. Could be slightly better mouth feel. Like a normal Bridgeport IPA on steroids.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from PC Market of Choice in Eugene, OR. Copper amber color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is lots of fruity/floral hop over mildly roasted malt. Almost medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is fruit, with floral ester and very light malt (or the malt is just buried). The finish is lightly citrus, floral and decently bitter. Very pleasant nose. Pleasures the mouth.