egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Burger Bar, Mandalay Bay] Poured a copper color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, pine, floral hops, and a bit of citrus. Taste was also piney, with some sweet caramel malts, light toast, cereal grains, citrus, and a bit of alcohol.
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep copper color with a rich white head that has good retention. Aroma is subtly floral and very sweet. Flavor starts out quite sweet but quickly yields up an aggressive but not at all astringent hop bitterness. On the palate itís full bodied and warm with respectable carbonation that doesnít get in the way. Overall an excellent offering, if not perhaps as sublime as Rogueís IIPA.
Senormac (14) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. A very good Imp IPA. Has a moderate to light hop nose. Pours a beautiful golden amber color with a white head that dissapates moderately. No carbonation bubbles. Mostly clear but not totally clear. Flavor is multi layered. Good and strong. Finishes well.....clean....not bitter. Bottle art is superb!
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz draft pour at Uber Tavern, Seattle. Pour is a mostly clear orange, brown and amber. Not much of a white head. Some really nice lacing is left behind on the glass. Aroma of grainy resin along with some bitter pine hoppiness. Taste is nicely balanced between the malty graininess and the resin pine hoppiness. Good clean finish.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with an eggshell white head. Big piney hop, spicy smell. Medium body and smooth. Taste is bready malt sweet at first then a tasty floral hop and spicy alcohol bitterness to finish. nice.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, dark crimson coloring, big, creamy slab of froth atop, lace leaving.
Intense hop aroma, big pine & grapefruit, & more fruit. Twist of orange, slice of lime, ...bitter, but lovely.
Drinkiní...plump flavor, but surprisingly easy drinking and smooth, though the hop bitterness rises up again. Big blast of hops with each sip, mellow malt below, nice and toasty. Hop bitterness shines above it all, and delights even the most hardened hophead.
Nice one. Maintains a bitter hop edge, but cool, calm, & collected. Delicious.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Massive IIPA. Pours orange-gold with a pillowy whyite head and thick lacing. Fresh, floral hops with a lot of mango and pineapple. Somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Hop-bomb of pineapple, grapefruit, more mango, and resin. Definite biscuit back with more sugar flavor than caramel. Loved it.
FoolishMortal (982) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Dark red-orange color with a medium sized rocky white head. Citric metallic hop aroma dominates, with vegetal and floral tones. Buttery caramel and apple malt flavors. Grassy, perfumey hop characters. Citric, acrid hop flavors in the finish, with a lingering maltiness. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly dry.
BlackForestCO (961) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2009 Bottle. Poured a deep amber color with a thick off-white head that left decent lacing. Aroma of nice citrus (grapefruit, light mango, and orange) resiny hops, and light pine. Flavor consists of a light caramel entry that moves quickly into a strong citrus (grapefruit, orange, mango, light apricot) hit with some nice resiny hops and bitter pine on the finish. Full on the palate, nice carbonation. Better than expected.
uhclem (325) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice IIPA. Pours copper with an eggshell head and good lacing. Aroma was subdued, and consisted of bread, malt and citrus. Taste was again of citrus and malt with a little resin - and letís not forget the hops. The brewer did a decent job of loading up on hops, yet keeping the balance. Alcohol was nicely hidden. Mouthfeel was excellent - silky yet crisp. Aftertaste echoed the balance.