glennmastrange (2025) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2010 Tap. Moderate malt aromas of roasted and caramel, heavy pine and flowers for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with background notes of date, pepper, dried cherry, ginger and a touch of spice. Head is small, wispy, white with a little lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is sparkling clear light amber/orange. Flavor starts, faintly sweet and moderately acidic, then extra long finish is lightly acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is on the lighter side of medium, slick and has a lively carbonation and a very dry finish. This is a potent beer. Everything in this says IPA, great pine smell and over the top bitterness.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy golden big white head ok lacing... Lots of citrus, orange in the aroma.... Flavor is nearly soda like with more notes of lemon, and notes of pine... Dry finish medium bodied, very carbonated... Spritzy, a little too soday...
mixmasterob (871) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from CBX. Clear golden pour, no head. Aroma was nice, lots of grapefruit, a touch of sweetness and some lemon zest. Flavors were a bit more laid back although a big hop presence was there. Great stuff. Fruity hops from top to bottom. Bitterness was there, lingering and lasting. I was pleasantly surprised by this one, great stuff.
emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a soft straw gold with one finger of sticky white head. Nose is resinous and pungent with hops. Strange off character, canít place it...Flavor is piny and resinous with a mildly astringent grapefruit rind bitterness. Meh.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - Pours a clear golden color with a pretty foamy, thick white head. Great lacing and good retention. Aroma is all fresh grapefruit hoppiness with light caramel and pine notes. Taste is a plenty of citrus and piney hops with some floral notes. Bitter finish with a slight flowery after-taste.
bubbleflubber (1633) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange, slightly hazed, into the glass with a retentive cap and chunky lace. The nose is of oranges, caramel and alcohol. Flavors are similar, with some grapefruit, slight caramel sweetness and grassy pine lingering hops (with a touch of alcohol) to finish. The body is round, with a substantive palate. A very good IPA!
Suttree (4733) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange, nice dense white head. First whiff is a little bit of brown sugar or caramel, then a wave of citrusy, grapefruity hops - I need an air freshenner that smells like this, actually. Flavor is most hops - nice mix of grapefruit and pine. Decent bit of sweetness in the background, too. Enjoyable beer.
J_man (618) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Albertsonís in San Diego. A nice whiff of hops coming off this orangy gold IPA with a billowing white head. Dry, black pepper and pine hop bitterness grips the tongue and is balanced out with a nice toasty malt background. Leaves a lasting bitter taste with some grassy, herbal notes. Nice West Coast IPA.
TURDFERGUSON (3736) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the local. Very clean nose at first when cold where you can hardly smell anything but what appears to be a very clean hop profile. A little bit of glue and mild diacetyl round out the nose. Flavor is a bit green finishing with a nice bitterness. Diacetyl lingers and doesnt help the underdeveloped flavor.
badlizard (5519) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Good strong citrus hops aroma and taste with a great crisp orange bite.