donrajin (233) - Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an excellent beer. A nice crystal clear red with a lasting off-white head. Mostly hop nose with a slight hint of malt. The flavor follows in suit. A smooth strong hop flavor up front with just enough malt sweetness to balance it out. You can detect just enough alcohol to know itís an imperial. If you can get your hands on this one, you have to try it.
crackedmachine (446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Chama River, 2008. Well balanced smooth malt caramel sweetness with massive hop character. The hop flavors are an interesting mix of dank, pine, citrus, and floral, so this covers a lot of territory but manages to come together nicely in to a coherent and tasty DIPA.
alexsdad06 (3857) - Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Chama River. Pours a clear deep amber color with a medium sized fine off white head. The aroma is big and bold with grapefruit, citrus, and some pine. There is also a moderately sweet caramel presence. The flavor once again is all about the hops. Every drink contained huge citrus, grapefruit, and pine with enough of a malt backbone to reign in the beer and provide some balance. Nice bitterness throughout. Mouthfeel was spot on. I would love to have this close to me so I can enjoy it on a regular basis.
jarspag (601) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Nice!!! Am I at Pizza Port? This is a smooth drinking hop bomb of a brew...nuances of oak covered vanilla extract glide around behind the hard slap of sticky resin. Sticky pine and caramel round out the back end. Other fluffy biscuit notes squeeze their way into the flavor profile. Flavor hits much harder than the nose. Very solid!
rjulian24 (18) - USA - JAN 10, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer, incredible nose and resinous hop bite. First batch was better than the second, but both were very good. I can only hope the hop shortage doesnít kill this beer.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2007: Poured a slightly hazed amber color with an off-white head.Big fresh grapefruit forward aroma. Malty caramel flavor with some toasty notes. Dry moderately bitter finish. Grapefruit rind finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Brewfest, GABF
hazy dark yellow, fine off white head,
rich sweet caramel and biscuit malt aroma with an abundance of citrus hops,
rich malt flavor, touch of sweetness, lots of bittering hops, long bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF í07. Pours clear amber with a large, rocky, off-white, lasting head, good lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, straw), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, pine, grapefruit), light yeast (dough) with notes of apricot. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness. Wonderful hop bouquet in this one.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 Brewer hand-bottled... This beer rocks!... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, white head. According to its commercial description, a blend of my favorite hops and my very favorite malt went into the creation of this beer. Whatís not to like? The aroma is of pink grapefruit, caramel, earthy pine and a squirt of Simcoe cat piss thrown in for kicks and complexity. Hefty, crystal malt backbone is balanced nicely by that wonderful PNW hop flavor... malty, earthy and herbal with judicious bitterness and moderate sweetness. Full-bodied with a chewy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Mostly sweet, but moderately bitter, grapefruit and tropical fruit finish. Thanks, erway, for shipping this bottle my way!