maxa9 (27) - , Washington, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Snifter. Underwhelmed. Cloudy orange liquid, thin head, Aroma is soap and sour. Flavor holds in the front of your mouth, but quickly fades to bitterness when it hits the throat. Not a DIPA palate. Thin, carbonated. I’d drink it again, but wouldn’t pay $4.50 for it. Better than Corona!
Reid (2215) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Warning, i saw some huge pieces of "goo" in ths bottle.
Appearance..hazy orange with lots of sediment floating around, large frothy loff white head.
Aroma..garlic and onions..really some soap lemon.
Taste is not as bad as the aroma but pretty weak for a DIPA..some lemony hop.
Watery palate. Drain pour
I believe this (hope) it is bad.
Im pissed..my worst from Bridgeport ever.
troopie (2290) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Poured burnished copper with thick white head. Enormous citrus and hop aroma, with pine and floral notes. Big farking hop flavour, pine nut, sour lemon, naartjie and a malt fringe. Lingering, lasting hop finish, I mark it down a tiny bit, because there was an unpleasant oily tinge to the finish
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
woohoo, my first beer this year. Rewarding myself for losing 20lbs....
Pours a clear copper with a massive beige head.mmmmm, 4 months between IIPA’s is waaaay to long. And this has been in my fridge that long calling out to me every time i open the door lol... Nose is hops, all hops..some grassyiness and orange/fruit. My palette has changed, and this is mass bitter..but it is all good. It is wondrous piney, grapefruit, orange rind explosion of hoppiness. Finish is a bit metallic. Body is medium. I bow to the Hop Czar. May his reign be long!
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle from Market of Choice. Amber/orange pour with a big white head. Heavily floral aroma with a slight bit of citrus at the back. Hugely bitter pine aroma flavor with very little balance and a slight bit of lemony flavor as well. Not bad, but a little too much bitterness even for me.
JoeTheYounger (1179) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from DuffmanSW tasting bash. Rich orangish color with minimal head. Very aromatic and sweet smelling. Smooth yet piny after taste. Good balance of hops.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at DuffmanSWs tasting. No notes so I’ll do my best! Hazy orange with a thin white film. Aroma is very citrusy and a bit floral and doesnt seem particularly fresh. Flavor is very citrusy bitter with a good deal of malt sweetness and fresh fruit backing it up. Finishes very long and bitter. Reminded me a little bit of white knuckle. Moderate mouthfeel and carbonation.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle brought to DuffMan’s fish taco throwdown by Mikeandi from BA, big thanks for this one guy’s. Going off my shorthand notes for this. Bright glowing orange color. Very nice aroma on this one, a little floral and piney. This was pretty bitter, but overall pretty god, although it may have been a bit past it’s prime.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 Bottle courtesy of Jacob on 06/28/2010. Clear golden body with a small white head. Floral hop aroma. Floral and pale malt flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/7/3/14 - 3.4
Bottle on 02/11/2009 courtesy of Steve. Very slightly hazy copper body with a medium creamy off-white head. Slight yeast aroma with some caramel, citrus and floral hops. Sweet slightly yeasty flavor with some light citrus and floral hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/7/3/14 - 3.4
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from 22 oz bottle. Piney resiny hop profile in aroma with lots of caramel. Clear amber dark golden. Flavor is slightly fruity with lots of caramel sweetness. Body and mouthfeel are full with a pretty bitter finish.