gnoff (8514) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at The Rover, Göteborg) On November 28, 2008. Cloudy orange color, small white head. Amercian hops scent, apricots, grape, citrus, pine, pineapple scent. Sweet first, then bitter, also apricots, taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.
spikester (604) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy amber with a huge white fluffy head. Good aromas of citrus hops.
Flavor is typical grapefruit IPA flavor with enough malts to keep it drinkable.
Lots of lacings.
Palate is good and fairly smooth.
Overall impression is it hits the middle of the style. The unique features are the cloudiness and the enormous head.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick yellow tinged head on amber. Promising aroma is not too pushy. Fragrant hops. Really strong peppery tongue tingling hops to start. Chewy wood taste. Citrus finish. Hops settle in for a very nice drinking experience.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange with a modest dense head with great retention and fantastic lacing. Aroma is oddly rancid, oily hops. Taste is quite bitter, nice malty backbone but not enough to sweeten the finish, which is dry and grapefruity. Nice crisp body with assertive carbonation. Very quaffable, but I do like a little sweetness in my IPAs.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tantalizing aroma of melons and citrus. Cloudy orange amber with a thick, rocky head. Rich and creamy. Definitely bitter. Lots of resin underneath and a lot of lemon lime on top. A little to coarse to be great.
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber thanks to KAggie. Shared at October Houston tasting. Pours a cloudy, faded orange with a thin white head. Nose is earthy and citrus hops. taste is pine and earthy. Mouthfeel is resinous and has a big, harsh bitter finish.
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2009 pours a cloudy light yellow very easy aroma of hops and and a smooth hoppy taste with a bitter palate.
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Chevy Chase Liquors, Washington
Hazy golden color, with big steady head. The aroma shows first fruity hops, then some citrusy resins, later it gets more into some kind of British earthy hop feeling. It has an explosive hop flavor, piney resiny, just supported by a medium body, and ending with a great hop and toffee final. Despite the not-so-high alcohol, a great beer.
anders37 (19148) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Brewer’s on the Bay, Newport, OR. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a long malty hoppy bitter finish with hints of grapefruit in the aftertaste.
mephisto (1275) - TAIWAN - SEP 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear golden with white head, it has grapefruit aroma and flavor, very tasty.