cheap (4391) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
My first firestone, but it had to be an ipa. On tap but why do I torture myself with this rude style? Because its there? wtf? Fairly scary ipa aroma. First taste yeild a dull oily soapy mouth coating impact that will not let you soon forget about it. Dull and rubbery is my first impressions. Lingering chewy thing will not dissolve. Wierd stuff, even for an ipa. Barely any co2.
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Standard Market draft. Peach and citrusy aroma, bright gold pour. Bitter right away and throughout, but nicely balancing citrus notes and a crisp finish. Lack of syrupy sweetness found in other heavy IPAís ends up being too much, but again this showed very good balance.
strongpieman (1560) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy amber to slight orange color with a nice foamy head that clings to the glass. Fruity hop nose with a strong bitter kick, but the high alcohol is not present except possibly the finish. Excellent strong IPA.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at House of 1000. Has a huge juicy hop notes, fresh and floral and fruity with pine. Golden amber clear with thin white lacing head. Medium-heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Medium sweetness with apricot and pine hop notes, fresh and juicy. Mild to medium bitterness in the after with some carbonic bite. Delicious.
Hammy78 (818) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Consumerís Beverages Niagara Falls. Pours a pure copper colour with a pile of fluffy white head and clumps of lacing. Smells sweet smooth hop, citrus. Tastes a little boozy with a citrus peel hop bitter. Really smooth.
sailracer (422) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very noticeable hop flavor. Lots of pine and resin but not overly bitter. Good flavor. I didnít notice much alcohol taste in this. Pretty good overall.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2010. Aroma has notes of citrus, resin, caramel and grapefruit. Medium clear amber hue with a small off-white head that mostly diminished and left little lace. Flavor is very sweet and very very bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery soft. Overall a nice IIPA but the appearance is to clear and not enough head and lace.
gururyan (640) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a yellow gold, tinged with burnt orange. Aroma is promising, a touch heavy in the mids. Nice for a change from the norm, for a short bit.
Thechasm442 (374) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2012 re rated with a fresh bottle
Served in a Duvel glass. Pours a clear golden orange with a thin white head and decent lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, orange peel, pine resin, tangerine, lemons, and caramel. Taste is grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple up front. It gives way to a caramel malt with some breadiness and a floral back bone. Mouthfeel is medium and very little alcohol is present. It is a very easy to drink beer and an awesome example of the style.
NachlamSie (2883) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from AJís Fine Foods. Well, here it is: the best beer that I consumed on my trip to Arizona. This stuff is glorious! It pours a solid orange color I like so well from the style with a frothy white head. This is the first beer I tried out here that made me utter "wow" upon taking a sniff. The floral bouquet is endlessly complex and strong. Itís a straight up IIPA with tons of citrus and evergreen. The hops run that gamut of citrus with a little rosemary and pineapple standing out. The malty sweetness is just a canvas except for the slightest biscuity note that makes things a little interesting. The palate is outstanding: dry, not too sticky, but still resinous.