smith4498 (2788) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours clear orangish amber color with off white head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerines and some caramel malts. Lots of citrus hop flavor balanced with sweet caramel malts. A little heat from the alcohol. Medium to full body with average carbination. A really nice DIPA. Thanks Craig.
beernbourbon (1209) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pour is clear amber. Aroma is loaded with citrus hops. Just loaded. Also faint malty sweetness. Flavor also loaded with citrus hops: grapefruit, orange, light floral. Soooo good.
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
By far the best IPA I’ve had in a long while. The aroma is perfect. The malty taste hides the acholol. You would never guess this beer clocks in at 9%.
TimE (2779) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy orange amber color. Huge grapefruit, grassy piney nose. Very well balanced and put together.
502F (999) - Time Out, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Crystal clear copper with a nice tall frothy white head that leaves some nice lace. The aroma is amazing--perfect balance of hops and malt. Just enough malt to make its presence known--some sticky robust pale malt and a hint of caramel--with TONS of hoppy goodness. Very piney and citric (lemon and grapefruit). The flavor is the same. Its a bit heavy, but not much alcohol showing through. The bitterness is sharp but somewhat short lived, leaving plenty of room for juicy citric notes to shine through. The malt backbone compliments the hops perfectly. Medium to full bodied with smooth mellow carbonation. The resinous character with the thick body makes for a mouth coating experience. Overall: glad I saw someone else pick this up, because I walked right past it without even noticing. This is a damn fine IIPA. God the west coast really knows how to use hops properly.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - APR 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Khoury’s in LV
Appearance: Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Floral, caramel malts and pine
Taste: Pine resin
Very nice, I likey!
presario (4420) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark gold with a thick head and sticky lacing. Hoppy aroma with notes of tangerine and strong malt base. Body has a syrupy texture from the heavy malt. Flvours are strong on tangerine and grapefruit with a woody base. Good and well made but doesn’t sing for me.
Kinz (3103) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear copper, nice compact and creamy white head with good staying power. Aroma is a shot of citrus and caramel. Flavor is hoppy, grapefruit, peach, a touch of pine, and a gummy caramel accented malt finish. Really well done, the flavors worked great together on this one. Balanced too.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Julio’s.
Appearance : clear pale yellow with a small foamy head.
Aroma : Awesome citrusy mangos and passion fruits. Leafy and floral hops. Light lychee.
Taste : Great floral and leafy hops. Citrusy and fruity. Notes of passion fruits and lychee. Awesome sweetness.
Overall : Wow that was a really nice surprise. Great balance between sugar and hops. Great malt. I had it during a tasting after a bunch of big belgians and stouts so maybe that’s why it felt so good.
jtclockwork (6216) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber. White head. Nose and taste of caramel malt, maple spruce, hops, citrus and pineapple. Alcohol noticeable in the finish. Very bitter.