radio_nowhere (1333) - Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Frisco Taphouse in Columbia, MD, haven’t seen any bottles anywhere in the Frederick area? Served in a goblet, orangy-golden color with small white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, some herbal notes and some caramel malt. Taste is aroma; adding citrus hops leaning towards orange rind and resin, nicely balanced with the caramel malt. Heavy body, low carbonation, medium bitterness, clean finish. Pretty decent, not my favorite of this line but good.
brigg (592) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 (bottle) Clear orange, bubbling body with a large white head. Strong hop aroma, light citrus and other fruit, slight floral, herbal. Light to medium body, resin, oily feel, some carbonation. Slight sweetness up front, but overall strongly bitter; grass and fruit. Lots of lace on the glass.
onceblind (6669) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a large foamy off-white head. Big nose of floral wet hops and some light acidity. Flavor was strongly bitter with some floral and lemony hops, though it comes back with a big note of caramel sugary backbone.
scarletfire65 (1284) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at home. Hazy orange pour. The aroma is of tangerines, dried ginger powder, floral hops. Full bodied, low carbonation. Fresh fruity centennials dominate the palate, with a solid sweet malt base. Lots of fresh orange rind and perfumed floral hop flavors. The finish is long, bitter, and powerful, turning astringent after the swallow. Rather simple and one dimensional.
lamas (1532) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Best by date on the side: 04/04/13. Different label than that in the picture. A clear amber pour with a thin beige head. Caramel, a nutty cereal graininess, wet cardboard, overly ripe pineapples, grapefruits, citrus rinds, and some pine dominate the aroma. Full-bodied, chewy, and rather syrupy on the way down. Caramel and a rich breadiness upfront taste-wise. Vanilla in the middle. Plenty of citrus rinds at the bitter end. A little spicy. Lots of warming alcohol throughout, though the 10% ABV is a tad unexpected.
Garbageman (486) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours golden and clear with small head. Aroma was a fruity lemon punch. Taste follows by adding a small sweet backbone and a clean bitter finish.
LinusStick (3155) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh. A very average IIPA. The only reason I agree with this beer being classified as an IIPA is the alcohol content. Aroma was slightly ginger, caramel malt and grass. Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger white head. Taste was very thin and weak. It’s amazing how a beer with such a high ABV has such little flavor. To spin it in a positive direction, I’ll say this beer hides the alcohol well. Taste was thin, tinny and one dimensional. Earthy floral and spicy hops are there with a light maltiness. Medium carbonation.
odinstyr (698) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden-amber with a small white head. Smells of citrus & resin, sweet herbs. Taste is bitter and moderately sweet - strong hops, definitely the focus here, with a light malt backing it up.
snoworsummer (4300) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Bitter taste, hop aroma. Light in color and carbonation. Good, but not my favorite.
maxwelldeux (4291) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a moderate frothy white head. Nose has a nice bit of floral hoppiness to it. Taste is a little bitter, but not overpoweringly so - this is balanced well. On of the better IIPAs I’ve had.