Nephilium (1359) - Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(12 oz bottle) Nice big strong hop aroma starts this beer out. The beer pours a clear light amber, with a thin white head. Nice powerful hop blast with a strong pine note. Thereís just enough malts here to balance out the hops. Glad this one is in a bottle, because it can be a bit too dangerous to go to the bar and drink it by the pint there. One difference from the tap, the bottle is listed as 87 IBU, and 7.5% ABV.
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap; poured a orange caramel type color with not much head. Aroma of Bo, wood, earth, caramel and fruit. Flavor had alot of earthy and woody hops. Hop forward. Some caramel and fruit. Nice.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours lightly hazy, pale orange with a medium white head, good lace. Smells citrusy and grassy with a bit of must. Tastes citrusy and hoppy with some grass and earth notes and a bit of malt presence in the back. Medium body, good carbonation. Bitter finish.
KornDogg (529) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Subtle hop aroma. Golden body with thin head, nice lacing. Citrus and hop flavor is dominate but well balanced. Hints of grapefruit. Lingering bitter aftertaste... excellent.
pantanap (3357) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at GTMW 2010...pours a mostly clear apple cider brown with a fluffy off-white head... assertive citrus and floral hop nose... flavors of citrus and biscuity malt. clean hop flavors and went down easy. adequate body and carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many pints at Fat Headís, Pittsburgh. Pale amber pour. The nose is incredibly fresh and fruity. Lots of bright orange peel, soft and fruity with a nice citrusy aroma and a bright blast of hoppy resinousness. Intensely piny with some lean sweet malts. Lean pale malt and a bright chewiness. Fresh and chewy and damn delicious. This is a great example of why freshness matters with IPA.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 Sampled on draft at Fat Headís in Pittsburgh this beer poured a vibrant golden color with a medium sized beige head that lingered and produced some lacing. The aroma was a strong and lovely mix of pine, pineapple and grapefruit with light notes of catbox and perfume. The flavor was tangy and sweet with strong notes of pineapple and pine, moderate grapefruit, and light perfume and catbox. Nicely malty for all the hops. The finish was long, sweet and hoppy. Moderately full bodied. Excellent.
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/18/10. golden pour with a small white head. subtle hop nose - perhaps due to the glass.... Iíll bump it to an 8. big aggressive bitter mouthfeel. medium body with tons of floral hop notes. bitter finish. great IPA.
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is a minty & dank explosion, lemon, berries. Flavor is bubblegum hop, mint & dank. Some caramel backing it up. I really dig these minty IPAs
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma- very sweet caramel, spruce, orange citrus. pours golden with head. taste is dry citrus hop, pine, tangy on front of tongue with sweet caramel in the middle and dry hop to finish.