kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden yellow like a hefeweizen, except without the head. Cardboard, light resin, hop aroma. Weak lace. Thick texture, but only mildly strong hops to accomodate it. Delicious no doubt, but too flat to be pure enjoyment. At least the finish is bitter.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2011 On draft at Taco Mac Decatur. Clear yellow pour with ring of bright white head. I hope this keg is old and somehow oxidized. Kinda weak nose is grapefruity, with a dark blackberry note, which is kinda cool. But the flavor dissappoints with a grassy, cardboardy, breadiness, that turns into a very bitter lingering finish. Very low carbonation. Not too impressed with this. But not horrible.
Sampled again at Brewvival 2011. Piney and great fresh green hop flavor. Enjoyed much more this time around.
vtafro (2794) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Golden pour with white head. Orange citrusy, and pine aroma notes. Some warming but most flavor attributed to the hops, both fruity and pine in charcater. Nice IIpa.
alobar (2715) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden yellow color with a grapefruit, hops, and pine aroma. Well-balance flavor of grapefruit, caramel, pine, and hops. Easy drinking for a higher alcohol content. Very nice.
italianjohn (2278) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light golden pour white head with light lacing ..... aroma of floral piney and citrusy hops .... taste doesn’t disappoint after the great aroma ... sweet malts and bitter citrusy hops and a lingering bitter hop finish a smooth and very sessionable double ipa .... abv hidden well the aroma on this one is very good
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Brooklyn Bowl. Real sweet and juicy hops with strong grapefruit notes. Very delicious.
TheMantle (37) - New York, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Brooklyn Brewery. This one has a very strong florally hop smell. It is light bodied and well carbonated. The florally and citrusy hops dominate the flavor. The orange hop flavor lingers after finishing. Great refreshing IIPA
BiddleBrau (915) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Amity Hall, NYC. Pours clear golden with thin white head. Big citrus and pine in the aroma. Citrus flavor at first but really becomes much more akin to pine shortly after. This brew is all about the hop with very little malt profile stepping in. Overall finishes clean but ’pine’ does begin to linger a bit as you finish the pint.
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Pub. Light amber, thin head. The aroma is quite fruity. Very smooth and light bodied, with an almost breakfast cereal fruitiness. Quite q nice way to end an evening. (#3859, 3/1/2010)
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cask: Fantastic fruity nose of apricot, whole grapefruit, strawberry, rosehip. Shimmering amber, thin head. Less complex flavor of grapefruit, flesh then peel, then back to flesh, and ending with a lingering lemon grass. Very well hopped and juicy. Much more hoppy than malty. Alcohol not noticeable. Delicious!