JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-copper color, thin sparse head. Nice sharp, strong grassy hop aroma, earthy malts underneath. Very lemony aroma. Moderate hop strength on taste, very citric, very hop hop forward. Different, but good.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a muddy cherrywood color with a nice light head and sticky lacing. The nose is earthy and dusty with some pale malt and a pronounced rye and columbus note. The flavor is fairly bitter, not a huge body for its size. Crisp and spicy mouthfeel and a creamy herbal finish. Not my favorite combo of hops but it is rich and satisfying nonetheless.
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle purchased at Belmont Station in Portland OR. The pour is a hazy light orange with a nice creamy white head. Aroma is a slightly alcoholic resiny hops. Flavor is much the same. Its good, but its not terribly interesting or very dynamic with the hops. Fairly straight forward.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a small white head, some lace. Smells very fruity sweet with hops and malts, malts are slightly dish towel. Tastes hoppy fruity sweet, very very nice. Slightly grassy and spicy, less malt on the flavor then on the nose. Medium body, good carbonation. Great beer!
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich amber with a nice cream-colored head. Grapefruit, earth, and summer fruti aroma. Resiny, grapefruit flavor with caramel backing. Nice lingering bitterness. Medium body. LIngering grapefruit, pine, and a bit of a woodsy tea note.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz. bottle) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of leaves, mustiness, grass, pine, and florals. Flavor of hops (resin, pine, grapefruit) and caramel malt with a bitter finish.
Ratman197 (9530) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber poured a clear orange with a large lasting ivory head. Aromas of earthiness, pine, apricot, tropical fruit and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, light pine and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle, orange tangerine colors, no lasting head, nice grapefruit nose, flavors are soft citrus and evergreens, finish is bitter
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bottletrek. Pours a cloudy orange with a thick off white head. Very nice aroma of grapefruit, loads of other citrus, and some pine. Very good flavor. The only bad thing was I just had the AleSmith Summer IPA which was better. But this is still a very good beer.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz from Bottletrek. A nice, cloudy orange pour - not so much from anything yeasty as from just general liveliness I guess. Modest head and carbonation. The nose might be the best thing about this brew. For all the times I’ve said an IPA smells grapefruity, jack, this is some serious grapefruit here. Good thing I love grapefruit. Very crisp tasting, with slight dry (green tea?) notes in the finish. Refreshing, with very little trace of the alcohol in there. If anything, it’s a little thin and insubstantial for such a big-smelling and fairly flavorful beer. But I enjoyed the hell out of this.