apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Waterfront Ale house, Brooklyn...This was much better than I remember it being from the first time I tried it awhile back. Looks: very cloudy golden orange/yellow with a frothy head. Decent, hoppy and citrusy-sweet aroma. This is easy to drink, and the alcohol is well-hidden. Smooth and enjoyable.
ukoolaid (575) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Red Bones. Pours a cloudy orange amber with off-white head. Aroma is very hoppy with light citrus. Taste is very hoppy with out being too bitter. Citrus, grassy. Itís good.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 06. Aroma is of sweet pineapple/citrus. Taste is almost like a belgian with itís sweet notes, but well hopped with citrus. BItterness is not biting and overpowering, but compliments this beer perfectly. A very interesting and good beer for sure.
beastiefan2k (2079) - Lawrence (formely NYC), Kansas, USA - SEP 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best brooklyn beer EVER. Draught at Collons Bar, damn missed a fellow RBer. Its a nicely hopped nose of sweet tropical fruits akin to passion fruit. Taste is a great sweetness think belgian sweetness with hop sweetness but not muffled and muddled like the La Chouffe. Nice level of bitterness to round thiis off. Its also a very beautiful beer, light fills it and amplifies yet we cannot see though the beer.
GregClow (2736) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Collins Bar, NYC. Bright orange-amber with a thin, lacey white head. Beautiful aroma - lots of piney and citric hops, with an underlying complexity that I couldnít quite identify, it was just really nice. Flavour is great as well, with a powerful hoppiness balanced with some tasty fruit notes and a hint of caramel. The first beer of my NYC trip, and after a day of airport line-ups, a delayed flight, and other travel frustrations, it went down very nicely.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at WAH. Clear orange color with a frothy off-white head leaving sheets of lacing. Hoppy citrus and floral aroma. Flavor of citrus, pineapple, stone fruit, bubblegum and a bit of wood. Resiny hop finish, with notes of tea. Thin to medium palate. Reminds me a little of Smuttynose Big A, the difference being that this leaves a bit of a woody/sappy aftertaste, like chewing on a sassafras twig. Overall a very good hop showcase.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ HDG. Another masterpiece by Mr Oliver. Orange/amber color with a lasting white head. Aroma is both apple and caramel with a piney nose. Taste is perfectly balanced between the apricots and peached and the sweet, chewy hops. Call this an IIPA or American Strong it doesnít matter. This beer is World Class and has a GABF medal written all over it.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Hop Devil Grill - Amber, creamy white head. Rich nose of butterscotch pudding, tangerine, and florals. Well bittered flavor throughout with more of the same from above. Additional tones of earth, pine, caramel and toffee play out upon further warming. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Great stuff in my book. They should consider bottling this as a seasonal....
PilsnerPeter (3019) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2006 Pours a nice golden with a thick white head/well retained. Strong lemon-hop aroma. Nice mouth feel a decent body with a grassy element, and a clean, citrusey/lemony hop finish. Clean and balanced.
mkobes (2132) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at HDG. Deep orange in color with a nice fluffy white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma. Grapefruit, tangerine and orange notes. Hoppy and malty flavor. Citrusy notes. Bitter and dry. Sweet tasting. Finish is bitter. Full bodied. Well balanced.