Naka (717) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark slightly hazy brown with very little head. Aroma has a little roasty note. A little molasses and very little hops. Flavor is kind of roasty and with a really strong citrus rind bitter. There is a little butterscotch and a slightly warming alcohol. Body is medium heavy, but there is something missing.
unclemike (2613) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy light brownish copper with a medium sized white head. Beautiful aroma of faint grapefruit, grassy pine notes and sour hard candy. Taste of grapefruit with light piney resin and grass. Has a finish of lemon tea flavor. Surprisingly good
ttutony (790) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber in the glass. Grassy, floral, and citrus hop aroma. Smooth bitterness on the palate.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep amberish, slight haze, thin sudsy white head, so-so lacing. Sweet citrus rind like nose, smidgen of tea leaves and hops. Semi-sweet to start, citrusy, doesn’t show up with much bitterness. Malt background is moderate. This beer doesn’t seem like 8%. On the sweeter side, without being cloying. Hop & citrus aspect towards the end fall off a bit. Maltier than your standard IPA, yet not as bitter. Also a touch sweeter than most. Doesn’t feel as if its an IIPA, more like 1˝ IPA. Finish is clean. Decent, but not one to write home about. Thanks to Dan for the bottle!
Dorwart (2457) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin off-white head of varying sized bubbles with minimal carbonation. Roasty aroma with some buttered bread and caramel malts. Very little hops presence for an IIPA. Color is a dark mahagony red. Sweet and malty flavor with a little bit of hops presence showng up now. A bit of harsh bitterness with more caramel and some herbal flavors. Light alcohol presence which you feel more than taste. Finishes dry and bitter with a bit of pasty malts.
JStax (3975) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap into a sampler glass. Appearance is a hazy amber with a long lasting beige head. Aroma is mostly hops and a little bit of malt. Taste follows suit. Hops aren’t nearly as upfront as would be expected from a DIPA. Overall very good.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Church. Mild hop aroma. A little sweet of malt, nutty and caramel, but faint. Dark coppery amber haze with thin lacing off-white head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Medium malt flavor, biscuit and caramel. Big juicy hops flavor from the start until the finish. Bitter finish and malty sweet and bitter after.
vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with some tan lacing of head. Light citrus hops with malt influence light oxidation, and warming. Freshness?
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 bottle. Brown Orange color. Thin white head. hazy, slightly sweet and Bready. Citrus, floral hops. very bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, astringent finish. Not bad. A bit too dark and toasty for regular ipa
donttreadonme (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really nice offering here...deep dark copper color, could ahve used a nice glass but the flavor, hop balance, body made up for it. Really fine brew.