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 (2114) - 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 (5768) - 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 (861) - 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 Albertson’s 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 (4028) - Durham, 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 (5534) - 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.
blipp (7603) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a thin off white head. The flavor has floral hops and a crystal malty sweetness. The flavor has sweet malts, iced tea, and floral hops. Decent.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: snifter. pours a rather clear vibrant orange with some golden yellow hues. nice off-white head . mild retention level and decent lacing.
S: massive hop nose, huge simcoe and amarillo notes. big and bold citrus hop aromas, tons of grapefruit.
T: big bold hop flavors, tons of grapefruit. definitely some amarillo or simcoe in there I think. good malt backbone providing a solid sweetnes.
M: good carbonation level, some acids from the hops and the 7%v abv. very sharp and crisp.
D: good drinking IPA, very nice. Solid brew and well worth drinking, reminded me of Two Hearted Ale a little.
Scouser (323) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice golden honey colour with liitle to no head or lacing. Nice floral citrus aroma. Nice balance of floral/citrus hops and malt. This is a nice beer
radagast83 (6334) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Poured a ruby amber color with a slightly off-white head. Aroma was grapefruits, citrus, caramel malts, slight floral arrangement. Flavor was a decent balance between the hoppy character and malts. Pine finish. A solid IPA.