lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, I actually really loved this beer. Very nicely done.
Rich dark orangish honey colored pour with just a light short lived head. Smell is big big big and sweet citrusy grapefruit like hops. No soapy, cleaning product hop aroma like lots of IPAs seem to have. Taste is extremely balanced, not overly hopped, incredibly smooth and drinkable with a similar hop flavor to the smell and a nice mild sweetness to round it out. Same fruity quality to it I tend to get from their other beers, but in this one it really seems to add to the beer and fits perfectly. Huge hops aroma, yet a smooth milder hop flavor and bitterness makes this easily one of my favorite IPAs ever. A must try.
kidmartinek (2965) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark cloudy brown with a small head. Strong floral hop aroma. Good mixed taste of caramel malts and hops with hops dominating. Flavor is amazingly flavorful. DidI just say that? Yes. mouth feel is medium full. Finish is a little sweet.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber, creamy white head. Nice fresh hop nose of grapefruit rind, pine, and hints of earth and sweet malt. Flavor is much of the same with a good hop bitterness throughout with just soft amounts of sweet malt. One sided towards hops, but fine by me. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry, bitter finish. More D-IPA then IPA, but no matter. This was top notch stuff....
hopeye101 (44) - Draughthouse, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great citrus nose.
Light Amber appearance.
Taste is assertive hoppiness but there is a bit of a weird flavor -- I think it is from the tap line. Iíve had this beer and it was a lot cleaner.
That being said, it is a very solid IPA.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 Rerate: Wow! What a different beer this is from the last time I had it. Billowy hop presence in the nose now. apricots, chamomile and a fruity bitterness that is compelling to say the least. Stil a beautiful viscous beer. Flavors are exquisite as well. Cracked rye and sweet biscuits, hop slash. Slight strange dusty grain taste on the backend but more dusty than anything else. Adds an interesting layer of flavors. Great beer.
Friends this was VERY dissapointing. Iíve been wanting to try this for a really long time now and it was really awfule. Poured into a weizen for thursday night half price house beer night. My favorite night. Deep rich gold, glass of shiny copper pennies. Nose is...weird. Floral, bitter and finally...dog vomit. Hmmm where did that come from. Letís try this again. Move glass to nose. Ok...Hops (lots of them)mmm wait wait there it is wtf. Dog vomit. Why is dog vomit on the ingredient list. Maybe my nose is playing tricks. Letís put it in my mouth. Glass to mouth and...Hoppy love and then...you guessed it. DOG VOMIT!!! Why would they use dog vomit to make abeer. That is innovative I guess. But it tastes like crap off the paper and in the glass. This was the first beer I ever took back from the Horse. It was a sad day.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2008 10-12-07 tap. Amazing citris grapefruit aroma. No soapy smell or taste. Perfect amount of fruit in smell and flavor. Thick murky amber. Somewhat slow moving and stagnant on the palate but I donít mind it at all. It is quite drinkable and enjoyable. Would love to have another!
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a nice orangish brown color with a soapy head. Aroma is HUGE citrus hops, pine. Flavor is citrusy, nice and bitter, astringent, and pine. Lively mouthfeel.
mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler thanks to angrypirate06. amber with a cream head. thick grapefruity hops and great esters. very nice on the palate with a great chewy grapefruity hop flavor.
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was going to say that nothing beats a free beer, but have had far too many try to pawn off Shiner, etc. So nothing beats a free beer thatís GOOD. Excellent aroma and a flavor and body that stand up even after having a LH Widdershins. Job welll done. Need to get back and have some more.
Mora2000 (5127) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on cask at the Draught House in early May 2010.
The beer pours an orange color with an off-white head. The aroma is citrus and pine hops. The flavor is heavier on the pine notes but there is some orange citrus notes as well. Medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation. A great beer and trying it on cask was a great bonus.