Nik925 (783) - USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Strong bitterness, but not enough hop going on for what it is advertised for. The bit of hop flavor that comes through is tasty but a bit muddy...the most dominate hop flavor is a really high citrus. Crisp, but the malt is too much. Expect more hop flavor and alcohol for all this malt. Nice color but a bit flat...wish they would have waited a bit on some of those hops so there would have been more hop flavor and aroma. +0.2 on retaste on aroma. Smells great
TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2011 Tap @ CBC. Clear gold pour with a short white head leaving heavy lace. Grassy, pine nose with some ganja present. Medium-heavy body with an underlying sweetness, but this one is dominated by resinous and grassy hops. Citrus and pine finish. Very tasty, I enjoyed this one a great deal and was surprised by it. Reminds me of Leafer Madness. Deserves, like all IIPAs and IPAs, to be sampled as young as possible.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Knightly. This pours a golden-amber color with a tight white head on top. A thin head sticks around and yields some blotchy lacing. Sticky pine in the aroma followed by grapefruit, orange rind, herbal notes, and light malt. The flavors are bitter and oily; full of hops, pungent grapefruit, a dash of lemon, along with an assortment of tropical fruit. Nice and bitter, followed by a dry finish. Thereís some sweetness from the malt and tropical fruit but the bitternes prevails and they really work well together. This is really well put together and quite a bit better than their Islander IPA. I understand Iím comparing an IIPA to an IPA but they sure packed a lot of flavor in the extra 1.5%.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from my Valentine, drowland. Itís always nice to get a gift that tells you exactly what the gift-giver thinks of you - Idiot IPA. Aroma is all sorts of resinous, hoppy, pine, and a little citrus. Taste is lots of pine, a little fruit, caramel, and plenty choppy.
Cavie (4096) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy Fratto. Pours a slightly hazy like orange color with a bubbly white head. Wow I smell the hops! There are 8 types of hops in this and I can smell all 8. Aroma of spice, citrus, pine sap and flowers. Flavor is very sappy with lots of hops and pine needles. Finishes dry and bitter.
Aurelius (4895) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sweet, orange-vanilla aroma with pineapple and hop resin. Misty, apricot colored beer with an oatmeal head. Good label on a standard US longneck. Woody, briny, good hop kick, a creamy presence in the top of the palate, a little sulphur. Alcohol sting in the finish, substantial mouthfeel. Complex, intense, but not over the top. Creamy mouthfeel. New Leaf Market.
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours copper with small off-white head. Cool sweet hoppy aroma with lots of pineapple and citrus...one of the most inviting aromas I have ever experienced. Taste is less sweet than anticipated from aroma, still quite hoppy but more of an earthy hop. Nice full mouthfeel. Slight lingering bitter finish.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Proof, poured as a sample, a great grapefruit hopped up pine aroma, Iím getting a bit of a metallic flavor out of it, almost gritty and overdone, nice, but not my cup of tea.
drowland (7712) - Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/13/11. 12oz bottle. Slightly hazed burnt orange pour with a small khaki head that cuts in half but sticks and laces a little. Huge grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma with a solid bite of bitterness. Sweet grapefruit and tropical flavor with a big bitter kick in the finish. Really quite tasty... reminds me of Hopslam in many ways.
PorterPounder (6892) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Fresh sprucey aroma with hints of fruit salad. Medium sparkling orange pour with a sticky off-white head that leaves a nice thin coat of lacing. Juicy flavor with some caramel sweetness, some honeydew melon fruitiness, just a hint of grapefruit bitterness. Back end of juicy fruit gum. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Very impressed.