boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light gold with a big, creamy white head. The head does not want to go and laces the glass nicely all of the way down.. Clear, with a nice carbonation. Medium body. On the nose, there is plenty of citrus-y, grapefruit. Floral. with some residual pine-y, resin-y hop characteristics. The grapefruit and pine come through on the tongue along with a nice somewhat balancing malt backbone. Getting some caramel in there. Not too bitter in the aftertaste. This is a nice, well rounded beer.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap, bottle. Grapefruit, a little earthy, some malt aroma. Flavor is the same but pretty big and powerful.
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured amber color with a small, lacing, off-white head. Floral aroma with honey, grapefruit and hops. Medium dense body with high carbonation. Floral, sweet aftertaste. Well done.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2013 Shipped to me by my wife on a trip to Portland. Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark amber color with a huge foamy and creamy yellow white head that lingered and produced great lacing. The aroma was sweet grapefruit, pineapple and raising with a hint of fruit cocktail. The flavor was tart and very tangy with moderate bitterness and solid elements of grapefruit and pine. The finish was long, tangy and at ouch off. Moderately full bodied. Nice.
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great IPA, drank it out of a wine goblet on my Aunt’s patio. This one was overshadowed by a bunch of other beers. Happy to cross this great off my list.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at some pub in Portland OR. Pours amber-orange with white head. Great nose on this one. Pine needles and resin, grapefruit, and decent bitter finish. Scrumptious. I’ll have another. Alcohol is well-hidden.
skortila (4648) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
West USA trip 2010. On tap @ PIB. The aroma has citrus and mandarins. Clear, copper-amber coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is sweetisch, bitter, has caramel, mandarins, some pine, spice and citrus. Bit sticky mouthfeel.
pineypower (2587) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine Fredericksburg, VA. Pours an attractive clear, well carbonated copper color with a big fluffy off white head. Aroma was of nice citrus and pine hops, and some light malts. Taste is nice, citrus and pine hops with a light tropical fruit note. Unfortunately this bottle was more towards the end of the lifespan of an IPA, but none the less this was still a very solid brew. Would love to try this fresh.
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber-orange into a tulip, lacy off-white head. Delicious aroma of grapefruit, pine,floral character, light candied apricot and honey undertones. Flavor is sweet oranges and grapefruit, honey-caramel malt with light spicy hops in the finish. Smooth, medium body with a little bite. Fantastic IPA with a winning blend of hops.
BeerGeyser (37) - San Marcos, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at the Firestone Walker tasting room in Paso Robles. It poured a nice amber with a foamy head. The hop content was very evident in the aroma as I raised the taster glass to take a sip. I was expecting an overwhelming hop bite but it was pleasantly smooth. A very nicely balanced IPA with a hidden kick at 7.5%.