boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured clear golden/orange with a decent white head. Straight hoppy here. Not bitter or resinous. Leafy, earthy, honey-like malt sweetness for balance and a vegetable/root quality.
gorditoabd (606) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. Strong, solid aroma of hops and pine... some light citrus notes that I suspect will come out in the taste. Taste is solid citrus and pine. Wonderful. Not better than Sculpin, but still great.
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear gold color from the growler with thick white head. It has big citrus, floral hop, and pine aroma. The citrus grapefruit flavor as well as pine come through in the taste. There is a bit of a malt flavor as well. The hops are not as prominent on the palette as they are on the nose. There is a hop bitterness to the beer but I really wish is was a lot more. Overall I solid IPA.
brokensail (9130) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours a clear golden-orange color with a nice big white head and some moderate lacing.
S: Smells really quite nice. Plenty of pine that is very resinous along with a big grapefruit aroma and plenty of citrus in general. Thereís a touch of grassy hop smell and not really much malt at all.
T: Unfortunately, the flavor falls off a little bit. Certainly a lot of pine and grapefruit, as well as a solid bitterness. Thereís more malt presence on the palate and just a bit of a step backward in terms of the hop intensity.
M: The body is medium with a lively carbonation and a nice dry and slightly bitter finish.
D: I really want to give this beer a better score, but the flavor just let me down after what was a very nice nose.
GMCC2181 (1479) - Newark, Delaware, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2012 Bottle and growler from stfun... Nice nose of pine, grapefruit and citrus.. Glowing orange color, decent head. Lots of pine and grapefruit... Nice bitterness but well balanced. Dry... lots of bitterness and grass in the after taste. Medium body. Overall: A nice little IPA. HopHeads delight. Thanks josh
gsmitty80 (1680) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thought this was a very flavorful IPA. I had tried 3 IPAs, Palate Wrecker and a Hopsecutioner and this beer was better than either of those. Great aroma of hops and slight citris. A good thick pour that coated my glass and palate. Very enjoyable.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as an extra in a trade with tobiasfunke5 over at BA. Pours a clear orange amber with a medium to large sized creamy white head. Big resinous citrus hops, pungent and dank, with a clean crisp malt backbone. Medium bodied, smooth and malty, with a big bright citrus hop component. Moves to a tropical fruit and grapefruit bitter finish, lingering with some quinine notes. Fantastic.
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks turdferguson. Pours clean, sharp, and golden with one finger of sticky white head. Nose is awesome. Very rich, clean, and fresh. Grapefruit upfront with some peach and mandarin orange and a hint of resinous pine. Nice zesty flavor with a rich oily hop character and mildly grassy notes. Not as much delicate character as the aroma but still nice. Very nice body with a resinous hop bitterness and dry finish. Very nice-uh
pottygok (407) - Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Fat Headís
Aroma: Citrus and pine, with a light floral aroma. Lots of hops--very intense and complex.
Appearance: Clear golden orange with a white head that dissipates almost immediately.
Taste: Light sweetness tempering a medium bitterness with a slight sourness in the back.
Palate: Medium-Full body, Crisp Texture, Lively Carbonation and a long, complex finish.
Overall: This is an extremely well crafted and thought out beer. Itís not over the top like some IPAs, but itís not meant to be either. Itís strong and developed enough to hold its own against the competition. A great beer for one to sip slowly and enjoy the many layers.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from MikeTD. Pours orange golden with a thick sudsy white head. Nose is fresh simcoe, columbus, cascade as advertised-- a little green, but not overly so. Flavor showcases the hops as well with lots of pine and citrus bitterness throughout, but seems less aggressive than the nose. Leaves a slightly chalky, green hop bitter flavor in the mouth. Thanks for the hookup Mike!