Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. Cloudy orange, frothy beige head. Aroma of tropical citrus, dank herb, pine, good balance of sweet and resinous. Taste has the same good balance but maybe leans towards a sweeter citrus type hop. Does finish with a long bitterness. Medium thick body, smooth carbonation.
kyzr (1147) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper pour with off-white head. Big hoppy floral notes. Flavor is all hops, really not over the top, but is paired well with a nice malt backbone that works great! Nice big bitter finish, that leaves you wanting a little more to this high alcohol gem.
DuffMan (6514) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brewpub tap. This batch is 9.8%. Clear orange amber, big passionfruit and citrus aroma, sweet. Perfect harmony between equally generous sweet malt and cascade hoppiness. Very bitter finish. A big beer that satisfies perfectly.
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the Flanagan’s Central Station in Whitefish, Montana. Pours a semi-hazy orangish amber brew with a thick and slow dissipating off-white head. Excellent lacing during the dissolve and sampling. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, some citrus zest with a light caramel malt. Taste is thick, medium to full bodied, slightly tart with a grapefruit flavor. Finish is slightly tart, dry and a lingering grapefruit aftertaste. Good marks for this West Coast Double IPA style brew.
Braudog (5582) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft half-pint at the brewery taproom. Pretty light in color but a nice firm foam head. Deeply resiny hop aroma. Mildly strong but without being over-done. Warming, although subtlely so. This is a very, very well done "big" beer that’s just not too big, as some can be. Nice welcome to Montana. (#2859, 5/12/2007)