BoozieSusie (15) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice head and great apperance. A bit sour with grapefruit flavor comming through with the hops.
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ E. J. Phair in C-town. Pours a brilliant clear copper with lasting thin white head and impressive sheet lacing clinging to the glass. The modest aroma of sweet malts and grassy-piny hops is noticed covering up a meek amount of sugar sweet malts and faint caramelization. The taste begins with rich malty goodness. The malts are immediately attacked by a gale force storm of hops starting with pine then moving to crisp fresh green and grassy. It almost seems wet hopped. By midway I get a nice dose of grapefruit hops joining the fray. A malty sweet backbone is resistant to the mountain of hops and retains a precarious foot hold on the flavor. It ends with malt sweetness, hints of caramelization and a hop bite that is finally beginning to give in and eventually fade away. Fantastic brew! It could however use a bigger aromatic presence.
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light resin, caramel nose. Medium body, light amber color. Really rich flavors, resin, caramel, yeast, orange. Smooth finish, medium bitterness
Nik925 (779) - USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great malt. Balanced for a DIPA. The bitterness is very harsh though. 14 beers into the Bistro’s DIPA fest, ratings blurry.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark reddish amber, malty caramel, hoppy, citrus, alcohol, dry finish
bhensonb (12947) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Bistros DIPA event. Reddish amber color with a slight off-white head. Very floral aroma. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is more floral hop over roasted caramel. Not so bitter, but with time some creeps out in the finish. Really smooth and tasty.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Toronado. Amber pour with beige head. Nice sweet malt and fruit peel aroma. Flavor is the same, good bitterness, full body and just a good double IPa.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2007. Nice sprucey hops in the beginning with crackery malts evident as a counterpoint. Creamy head in the glass over a clear beer. On further sipping, the hops occasionally get fruity (grapefruit), but always remain crisply bitter, almost immediately once the beer touches the mouth. Solid.
Ungstrup (31416) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2007. A clear golden beer with a thin orangey head. THe arom ais very grassy and grapefruity. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of alcohol and grapefruit, leading to a dry and very bitter finish.
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can at ZBF08. Powerful hop aroma, also very malty... Bonbon and caramel. Clear chestnut colour. Very small tan head. Very hoppy flavour, slightly biting hoppiness. Sharp grass finish. Very sweet but balanced well by the hops.