Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber body with a white head. Dusty hop tones, vine, floral, light soap. Honey and some bitter grapefruit notes. Citrus, grass, grain, and the hops are fading fast, drink em if ya got’em.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep gold copper with a thin white head. Aroma is moderately hoppy over some crackery malts, light caramel sweetness- hops are minty, slight medicinal grassy, tea floral, citrus and light pine- some phenolics though. Flavor comes through a bit more with citrus hops, grapefruit and orange peel, still more off phenolics gets a bit minty- moderately dry considering the high abv, which leaves for an ok bitterness. A bit better than expected from BBW, but still not great for a DIPA.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle via trade with boamr - Pours a hazy amber color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is floral and pine hops and light toasted malt. Flavor is hops and licorice. Licorice!? Medium body. A nice IPA. Thanks Ryan.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit notes, rich cracker malt, alcohol. Flavor really keeps up the bitterness despite the high gravity, but is also hampered a bit by alcohol. Kind of reminded me of 120 Minute, but on much lighter steroids.
LilBeerDoctor (3228) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased from the Allentown brewpub. Pours a hazy orange brown with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, raisins, oatmeal, light citrus, and some booze. Flavor is heavily malt-dominated with some sweet citrus and a touch of fruits including apricot and tropical fruits. More like a hoppy barleywine than a IIPA. Still, it’s quite tasty and it really grew on me.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, pine, resin, caramel malt, light Earth, and a hint of tropical fruit. Poured amber in color with a huge, foamy, rocky, creamy, beige/tan head that diminished a bit but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny and small particles throughout. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, caramel malt, pine, resin, slight wood, light Earth, slight tropical fruit, spicy hops, and some citrus. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Hops, pine, resin, caramel malt, and slight tropical fruit finish is very dry. 11.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
hopdog (8241) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper and hazy amber color with a huge sized, frothy, off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of pine, floral hops, some earthiness, and some tropical fruitiness. Tastes of the same tropical fruits, citrus, floral hops, and some caramel. Chewy body with light to medium alcohol in the finish (but I would not have guessed 11%+).
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pous a hazy copper with a good off white head. The head is froathy and lasting. The big head only makes for some spotty lacing. Has a hoppy aroma of grapefruit citrus, malts, and some earthiness to it. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is decent. Alcohol is well hidden. Hoppy without being real bitter. Has a spiciness to it. Not as hoppy as I would perfer but still tasty. Has a medium body. The texture is resiny. The finish is okay and a plesent aftertaste. Not a bad beer and it feels good going down. Not overly hoppy but very drinkable.
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper color with no head. Mild aroma of grapefruit, and pine. Nicely balanced taste of grapefruit, hops, malts, and a touch of pine.
Kuzo (115) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a tap at ABW.
Copper/red clear with nice carbonation. Lingering white head and lacing.
Smells og pine, citrus and malt.
Tastes of sweet malt, pine and grapefruit. Occasional hints of melon. Some alcohol but not overpowering.
Surprisingly very smooth. Bitter sweetness with a smooth middle, followed with a bitter finish.