riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark gold color. Huge grapefruit nose balanced by more malt than the regular IPA. Some fruity sweetness too. Upfront strong grapefruit bitterness. Toasty malt gives some nice fruity balance to the bitterness, but like their IPA, this one leaned towards the hops. Good beer!
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of pine, melon, citrus, and toffee. Flavor of toasted cereal, plenty of pine hoppiness, and some citrus with a somewhat sticky finish. ell crafted and balanced for a beer with so much pine characteristics.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Toronado. Beer is hazy, light caramel with a small, beige, frothy/creamy, mostly lasting head. Clingy lace.<P>Light malty notes of toasted grain, caramel, biscuit; Hoppy with moderate/heavy notes of resin/pine, grapefruit oil, light note of apricot; Light miscellaneous note of vanilla.<P>Moderately sweet, lightly bitter, lightly acidic with a long, moderately/heavily bitter/grippy, lightly sweet, trace acidic finish.<P>The body is medium, the texture is watery/velvety and the carbonation is lively.<P>Sharp, unpleasant.
Ernest (6141) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at Toronado. Head is mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is trace malt (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough), with a note of butter/diacetyl. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. A very rough-edged, dull-yeasty, and aggressive example. Not pleasant at all for me, but hopheads may appreciate the abrasive qualities.
IrishBoy (3799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at The Bistro’s DIPA Fest; Nose of citrus hops (how many times more will I taste citrus hops today?) hazy copperwith a small off-white head; flavor showed lots of hop bitterness lasting to a strong finish. I still like their Oatmeal Stout a lot better!
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Toronado. Hazy orange color, aroma of lots of citrus hops. Chewy, taste of more citrus hops and an unusual strong bitterness. I’ll be getting this again.
hopdog (8760) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of zrrbrrt. Poured a medium to deep and cloudy amber color with a small sized of white head. Aromas of pine, citrus and light caramel. Pinecones. I was really into the hoppy aroma. Tastes of pine, grapefruit, and light caramel. El Toro dropped a Deuce on me and I liked it...
TomDecapolis (4425) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Josh. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with an average creamy white head. Aroma was a fresh bag of hop pellets. Citrus, hints of pine, very up front hoppy. Flavors of the same. Very hoppy, yet a light bitterness and a little thin. Not much malt balance.
TheBeerGod (5164) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2006. Deep amber with a small white head. Nose is hops, citrus peels, pine needles and caramel. Flavor is more hops, citrus peels, pine sap and lighter caramel. Body is oily and slick but has some a bit of body to it. Medium overall feel. Ends with more hops and citrus peels. Pine coming through here too.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2006: Almost clear golden color with an off-white head. Piney and earthy hop foward aroma. Hop flavor that grows over the caramel malt. Moderately bitter finish. Not a bad beer.