sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, bright amber, medium off-white head. Grapefruit, sweet malt and citrus dominate the aroma. Hops, citrus and a touch of caramel comes across strong in the flavor. Bitter and dry finish.
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
yeah alright but not great. has the standard US citrus hops going on and a substantial bitterness but the palate is too sweet for me.
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 19, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is like the other style IPA that I don’t lean towards. Beautiful complex floral aroma. Creamy marshmallow palate. Not to bitter. Where’s the malt? The caramel? Delicious but lacking. If they tweaked this in a different way.... Epic!
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Brouwer’s. Pours a clear golden with a bubbly cream head and a nice hoppy aroma. A little sweet, but balenced well with a tiny bitterness. Clean finish makes this a very drinkable and well balanced IPA.
CelticBrew (752) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bomber a light copper/amber, forming small head of foam, aroma, much of grapefruits, light mangos, a bit of hops and caramel. Flavour was carbonated, with a tinge of biscuit. Grassy floral component joins residual citrus hop flavors Very well balanced, easy to quaff, tasty beer.
TheEpeeist (3289) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear orange with a frothy off-white head. Nose is orange, melon and caramel. Medium, resiny body with a sprinkling of carb. Taste is orange marmalade, lemon, caramel and pine. Well balanced and quite tasty. Solid IPA.
FedorStout (16) - Anaheim, California, USA - MAY 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was really excited to try this badboy since I’ve passed the brewery many a time. Let me just say this is a really good ipa. Got a 6 pack of this and wow is it tasty. It has grapefruit taste with hops and then a little bitter taste. A great ipa and for the money well well worth it
Slepkov (36) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This looked to be a run-of-the-mill over the top IPA. The appearance is what you would expect, a not-at-all pale hazy light amber, with a typical coarse head.
God save the Queen! At the forefront is a shower of grapefruit followed shortly by pine resin and a finish of mineral dirtiness reminiscent of dead-sea mud. The bitterness is apparent, but well balanced by the malt. Very near perfection. May very well be the best I’ve had! I need to go drink some Heavy Seas Loose Cannon to make sure...
Alasdair (76) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
big citrus and malt aroma. Big, chewy malt character with serious bitterness. The balanced finish makes it dangerously drinkable, but it is almost too chewy.
raphael (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grapefruit with a little resin i the roma, distant caramel. clear amber with modest head. flavor well rounded but a little dilute, as is the bitterness.