Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow. this shit is good even when itís old! Bottle at least 6mo old pours a hazy golden orange. Smells good, tastes great. Some almost honey notes like hopslam. Bitter lingering cat pee finish. Nice brew.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle courtesy of Norcalgrowler. Pours a cloudy copper with a nice 1/2 inch white head. Nice citrusy hop aroma, but covered up a little by the oak. Full body. Very bitter, but also very smooth. Hops are covered up a little by the oak character. Almost muddies up the flavor. Not unpleasant, but I prefer a more pronounced hop character. Very good, but not as great as I expected
mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden body with an chunky off-white head. Aroma is pretty hoppy, mostly citrus and resin, but very earthy. As it opens up a bit, more of the malt comes through in the nose. The flavor is similar; starts pretty hoppy, but moves on to a more malt-forward IPA as it warms. Overall, a very good IPA. Definitely moving this into the regular 6-pack rotation.
rforman15 (14) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2011
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
WOW! I didnít expect much from this brew, but it delivers in a big way. appearance is a nice copper color, the right amount of carbonation, piney taste. As good as any other California IPA.
baraciisch (2730) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellow orange in color... Aroma of citrus and floral hops... Flavor is fairly sweet initially, with a strong citrusy hop backbone... Really great beer.
dpento1 (236) - Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange, with a small off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrusy, and flowering hops. Very Nice! Flavor is medium sweet, with notes of grapefruit and a sweet caramel malt. Dry and a medium bitter finish. Well Done!
tgncc (3078) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From trade with Mashmaster. Aroma of grapefruit, bread, caramel. The appearance is copper, translcuent/clear, white head. The flavor is caramel, bread, citrus, almost the reverse of the aroma. the body id medium. The finish is citrus, and pine hop bitterness. Very good overall. Nothing unusual, but solidly constructed. Thanks Tom.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via trade. Pours a nice copper amber with an off white head. Tangerine like aroma. Medium bodied with a steady carbonation. Nice pale and toasty malt backbone that nicely blends into a good citrus and pine hop profile. Residual sweetness is spot on. Sharp bitter and dry finish. A very well constructed IPA, one of the best ones I have had in a long time.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep orange pour with a foamy head. Lots of hops in the aroma, spicy, citrus and pine. Flavor is dominated by resinous and citrusy hops with light caramel notes holding it all together. A delicious IPA.
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from AJís in Scottsdale, AZ. Didnít make many notes other than the scores and I seem to have blocked out this night of the Insight Bowl entirely. I do recall a slight imbalance in this brew though...like it was having an identity crisis on whether it was a California or Colorado style AND whether it was a regular or double IPA, with a little too much pine and a little too much booze. Generally good, but I didnít get the world-class experience others seem to have had.