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.
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a hazy grayish orange color with a small bone colored rocky head. Nose is green granny smith apples, and a sort of artificial fruit roll up smell, with a bit of hops. Taste is woody, dusty dry fresh ground malt, and citrus, and a bit of caramel. The bitterness is not profound and nothing really shines in this beer.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Disapointing DIPA. Pours with a hazy orange body with good lacing. Aroma is musky/moldy with some hops, spices, and oranges (remind me a bit of Ale to the Chief). Taste is caramelly with light hops in the background (could not taste 100 IBUs). Light carbonation.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye.
Pours a cloudy amber with off-white head. Aroma has a nice citrisy smell..Flavor has a nice malty taste with some hoppy flavor and bitter. Mouthfeel is light-medium body, high carbonation. Over all, pretty good beer....
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle courtesy of beerlando: pours a good looking ambet colour with a white head. aroma is very grassy with lots of fresh hops, good malt to back it up the hops slight citrus (lime). flavour si very bitter hop with some citrus adn lots of grass, the malt is ther but hiding behind the hops, finishes with more bitterness.
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mostly clear amber color with a short lived beige head. Smell is hoppy, and fruity, but kind of chees like at the same time. Ok smell. Taste is nicely balanced between sweet candy like malt and fruity flavorful hops. I little bitterness in the finish the lingers with a light alcohol flavor, but overall this is pretty nice. Some pine flavor as well, and a decent mouthfeel and carbonation. Good beer.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent IIPA. Pours a slightly cloudy amber. Aroma is all grapefruit. Flavor is a grapefruit bitter with some notes of pine. Smooth on the palate, but burns the throat a little.
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle: pours a hazy amber with big creamy off white head, aroma of hops and hints of malt flavor isnt over the top hoppy and could use a little mpore malt backbone cause it’s a little watered down on the malt side. good brew.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours lightly hazy and dark, earthy, orange-amber in color. A small, cream colored head is frothy and bubbly. Scattered, sudsy spots and lines of lace mark the glass. The aroma is very bitter and "green" smelling overall. Sharp, fresh cut grass and stewed kafir lime leaves show over a toasty, bready malt base. The flavor shows bitter lemon and lime rinds, more boiled leafy notes, toasted bready, ad lightly sweet toffee. Medium-plus in body with moderate carbonation, the slightly astringent finish shows lingering, bitter lime. This is a very different kind of IIPA. I’m thinking Sorachi Ace hops play a big role here, based on the lemon-lime profile. Decent overall, but a little too astringent and quirky.