DuffMan (8054) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange amber, creamy compact head. Aroma of citrus fruit, light pine, and a little plastic. Sweet toffee malts, citrus rind, resin, and a little band-aid plastic note. Finishes with astringent green-stick bitterness. I think this is on the verge of being past its prime, with the plasticcy phenols lurking in here.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a nice off-white head. Low grapefruit aroma. Big grapefruit and pine flavor with some backing malt. Long lasting grapefruit bitterness. Medium bodied.
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with bubbly effervescence that piles up a off white head. The aroma is grapefruit hops, orange rind and vague malty sweetness. The taste is a load of straight up bitter grapefruit hops that attack right from the get go. A tasty pale maltiness wells up about midway but quickly succumbs to the grapefruit hop bitterness. The malts are simply out numbered here. They did put up a worthy battle. But in the finish and into the after taste the hops hold strong with citrus bitterness.
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1310-20080418] 1pt6floz bottle. Malty hopped up citrus and tangerine juice aroma. Hazy, medium orange brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Super bitter citrus hops and heavy malt flavour. Bitter bitter medium body. Wow that’s bitter!
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent copper orange with a frothy, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty pale malty with some caramel notes and a touch of piny hops. Starts with a full carbonation and lightly sweet pale malt flavor with a crisp grapefruity bittering hoppy presence. A decent IPA, but could use a little more balance.
after4ever (6736) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours crystal clear coppery medium amber. Thick, sudsy white head with streaky sedimentary lace. Bready, yeasty nose, with some dark, woody, piney hop notes. Medium body, a bit of lively carb. Woody, resiny mid-palate over a bit of biscuit. Longish resiny finish. This is a solid effort--certainly not amazing, and not the first flavor profile I would reach for (so much wood). But it’s tasty and refreshing, and offers a nice dark bitter option amonst all the bright fruit and pine.
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of mabel. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a large frothy white head. Nice lacing. Hoppy aroma along with caramel malt and biscuit. Flavour of resiny hops along with caramel malt, fruit and a decent bitter finish. Average bodied. Nothing great, just a good IPA.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, peppery, citrussy. Tastes of ininspired citrus and astringent with a caramelly cloying finish.
HogTownHarry (6293) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22oz). Shared with blankboy, jerc, mabel and tupalev - bottle courtesy of J&K. Cloudy orange with a huge creamy white head. Earthy, funky hop aroma, decent malt backbone. Taste - same, again leafy - quite dry and bitter, and still that mild peat or earthy mineral tang. Decent body, astringent and decently bitter in the long finish, alcohol emerging a bit at the very tail end - good!
Pailhead (5746) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Courtesy of cbkschubert via trade. Pours a hazy amber with a large creamy off-white head with great retention. Great lacing. Aroma is mostly sweet with lots of orange and other fruits with some hints of caramel and grapefruit hops. For all the fruity sweetness in the aroma, it is suprisingly lacking in the flavor. The flavor starts with a minimal dose of caramel before a finish of strong flowery, piney, and grapefruit hops. Hops really linger for some time in the aftertaste. Pretty much nothing but hops with little to no malt balance. There is a slight fruitiness that comes on as it warms, but it’s minimal.