jason (1671) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to bgburdman9 for the bottle. Pours a orange body with nice 2-finger white head. Aroma is sweetened with hops. Taste has a nice bite to it - hops, hops, more hops. Really nice mouthfeel.
dvhunter (4) - Albany Park, USA - APR 21, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, medium amber. Foamy, medium head, with lots of tiny bubbles. Considerably lacing. Earthy taste up front, then the grapefruit, then a lingering bitterness. Subsequent sips are pretty balanced. Not very dry, not so malty. An excellent blend of traditional IPA and American hopjuice. Great with a sharp cheese or gooey dessert.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanx to jjpm for this. A hop heads dream beer.Aroma is huge.Sweet, hop like aroma busting out of this.flavor is hop domonant with sweet malt.it pours a burnt orange color with a small white head.finish is all hops.Oh yeah did I mention that this beer has a huge hop presence?
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a hazed medium amber body with a sturdy beige head. Aroma is very floral and grapefruity.Taste features waves of grapefruity and pine hops bitterness exploding all over the palate. Subtle malt backbone offers some sweet caramel to balance. Very enjoyable.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12ozer. via trade, just not sure with whom. Iíve been on a big IPA kick lately and it was time to crack this guy open. Pours orange amber with a pillowy tan head, 2 fingers deep. Nose has notes of citrus, pine, and well hops. The taste is sweet, hoppy, and citrussy with a balanced malty back end. This is a great IPA, but compared to what Iíve been drinking lately it doesnít hold a candle.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Almost clear amber/orange with a medium+ head. Aroma of pine and toffee. Tastes of perfumy/spicy hops with a big caramel malt backbone. Medium body. Bitter finish. If you like big, malty IPAís, this is for you!
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dark amber with a white head. Smells of grapefruit, flowers, and spices. It has a bitter floral taste but the bitterness never lasts and is always fading.
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - APR 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Map Room in Chicago. I just wasnít really blown away by this beer. Maybe itís true to style, but didnít particularly catch my interest. Maybe Iím just too used to big hoppy beers to appreciate a traditional IPA. Given a choice Iíd take a pint of Three Floyds Alpha King or Dreadnaught over this beer, no doubt about it.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy copper with off-white head that falls off quickly. Aroma filled with pine, orange, caramel and robust notes of floral, soapy hops. Reminds of Two Hearted in some ways, especially the hop footprint. The flavor is fully bitter with some notes of sweetness ó oranges and vanilla. Juicy. Long finish. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. An American-style, up-front, in-your-face IPA. Enjoyable.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to ross for this sample. Pours copper with a thin persistent white head. Smells of oranges, pine and nutty malt. Taste is of resiny pine and citrus with an underlying bitterness on the finish. Much more malty than I was expecting. Nice!