Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured yellow with a white head. aroma was pine and fruity. flavor had the same profile as the nose. light body with high carbonation.
Damico (2585) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is sweet and fruity with muskiness. The bright citrus yellow color has a big creamy head, very light for a DIPA. The flavor hits you hard with hops and citrus, a very dry ending with big notes of grapefruit.
oOJUXEOo (290) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. To be honest, reading the bottle label, I wasn’t sure about this one. Rice in a craft brew is usually a no-no. The beer poured a brilliant golden orange. Head was about 1 finger. The smell is all citrus hops, Great first impression on the nose. The taste really reminds me of Pliny! A very up front hop explosion, but not bitter. Malt is in there, but subdued. This is a nice beer.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle pours dark gold with a medium white head. Strong pine aroma. Very well balanced double ipa with just enough biscuit and rice flavors to balance the pine and herbal hop notes that dry out the finish.
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at DC local tasting, courtesy of Lenny and Dave, thank you gentlemen. Pale yellow color. Aroma of pepper and malt. Taste is bitter throughout, but not overwhelmingly so. Nice.
patrickfannon (1240) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with and courtesy of Vin. Pours a clear hay-gold with a thick, fizzy, frothy white head. Aroma of apples, grapes, bubblegum, orange, resin, pine, and floral hops. The rice comes through in the finish, Body is firm and tight with a fizzy, sticky, tart, bitter palate. Crisp, bold finish. Hides the alcohol well. Excellently executed IPA.
AmEricanbrew (5850) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of swalden28. hazy yellow color/ white head. Big grassy, dry hay, hoppy aromas. medium bodied. Nice bitter hoppy, floral and pine sap flavors with grainy caramel malts.
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle thanks to Swalden28) clear yellow, film of bubbles. Nose of grapefruit. Taste of florals, oily body and a bitter finish
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml from nyrangersfan on BA - thanks, Steve! Pours a cloudy straw color, with fairly intense carbonation and some nice dank looking sediment. Very fulsome nose, with tons of dry, bitter hop character with an earthiness to it that over time lets loose some fruity characteristics. Fairly creamy mouthfeel, with slightly dry finish, just a hint of prickly carb. Flavors are very nice, citrus rind, a hint of pineapple, and spice. Good one.
alobar (2791) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a golden yellow with no head and an aroma of pineapple, vanilla, and pine. Powerful aroma, but not especially pleasing. Flavor of pineapple, hops, vanilla, and papaya. Nice beer!