shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light copper color with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, some grain, toast, and grassy pungent hops. Flavor is caramel, some crystal malt, and a bitter grassy finish.
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with Capflu. Pours a murky orange color. Filmy head that hugs the glass nicely. Aromas of citrus, bitter hops, caramel, alcohol and a nice floral touch. Fairly bitter with a nice citrus flavor to help balance this out. Nice hoppy backbone to this one. Medium bodied, with a near perfect carbonation level. Slight alcohol taste complements the looooooong bitter finish.
brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma bready, upstaged by citrus & earthy hops. Appearance deep golden, crystal clear, white creamy head that rapidly diminishes to a thin film. Light sweetness up front, medium-strong bitterness throughut. Slightly salty. Light body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish. Welcome in my kennel anytime.
rocbyter (2079) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light citrus and floral aroma. Clearish orange color with a small white head. Bitter beginning. stays bitter in the finish but also gets sweet.
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz Bottle: Cloudy amber, biege head. Sweet malts & some citrus hops in the aroma. Bitter hops up front in the flavor & a very brief hit of caramel. Old bottle, will have to revisit because I find it hard to believe it sucks this much fresh.
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours honey gold with a finger and a half thick bone white head that was still and slow to fall. the body is a clear light amber and the head left nice traces of lacing on the edges. the aromas are piney and citrusy with a nice hop presence. it is light bodied and has a nice sweet bitter taste with a very special aftertaste and is very good for an ipa. i taste citrus, hops, pine oils, light malts and hints of caramel. the finish is watery with all the noted flavors and really pleseant with butter notes. aftertaste is a little light and hangs around on the palate for just a short while. also, very refreshing and a good beer to turn a new beer drinker onto ipa’s.
bitterntwisted (14) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Who doesn’t love the smell of well hopped beer! Pours amber with decent white head. Slightly sweet entry soon changing to a lengthy hop bitterness. Could probably do with a bit more malt!
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy orange soup, looks more like a warm apple Christmas cider than a beer. No bubbles, no lacing.
Intense aroma of freshly mowed grass with summer flowers and dandelions.
Over the top hops. Bitter and astringent, with lots of pineapple, apples, and a sour and acidic finish.
Thick and chewy body.
A struggle to drink, from start to finish. Unsubtle.
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - DEC 13, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful hoppy floral notes on the nose. Orange pour with a nright white frothy head. Crisp hoppiness mixed with a nice amount of slight bitterness. Very nice finish. Great beer.
desurfer (1290) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mildly hoppy with a decent aroma, but much boozier and harsh than the original recipe. Drinkable, but not something I’d get again.