GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2008
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange color with limited 1/4" head. Hoppy, lemony, orange, distinctively citrusy hints. Watery and flat in taste - somewhat shocking given the strong aromatic beginning. tastes like a Bells Hopslam with a cup of water added in. Solid and desirable but ultimately disappointing given the strong start.
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into tulip. Pours deep hazy orange with thin white head an good retention. Absolutely eautiful beer. Aroma is grapefruit, flowers, and caramel. Flavor is fantastic, fruity (a lot of grapefruit, but complex and not overly acidic), caramel, and even a little toasty. They didn’t go easy on the hops here, and the alcohol is not even noticeable.. Very refreshing and perfectly balanced, wonderful mouthfeel. A great stand alone beer, but not too heavy to be a session beer.
SHANER4 (479) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle - Poured very cloudy honey color with medium head with nice lacing on glass as I drank. Aroma is floral hops with hint of citrus mixed in. Taste is smooth and not overally hopped making for a great taste. One of the beat IPA’s I have had to date. A nice clean tasting beer with a orange taste at the finish.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from kryptic. Syrupy citrus sweetness on the nose. Apricot, tangerine balanced by a hefty dose of caramel. Some overripe berries and cut flowers. Pours a bright cloudy orange with a thick rocky white head. Quite firm on the tongue with excellent carbonation. Bitter, hoppy with plenty of citrus and wet wood notes. Floral and soapy notes near the finish.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. Pours cloudy, peachy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is that standard floral, citrusy centennial hop aroma at first that is quickly dominated by burnt malt. Very toasty and malty aroma drowns out the hops. Taste is hoppy, slightly bitter, very balanced. Clean. A hint of oranges. Quick finish. Tingly mouthfeel. Highly drinkable. This is certainly good but has tough competition with Stone IPA and Two Hearted both beating it in terms of what a centennial IPA can do.
screigh (458) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy light copper color. Huge fluffy/soapy white head that lasts the entire beer with some impressive lacing. Slight hop aroma but kind of bland smelling. Nice hop flavoring. Some flowery sweetness. Then some pithy taste and finishes with hop bitterness. Nice. Note my favorite but very good.
theisti (3219) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 12 oz. bottle, courtesy of tjthresh. Pour is mostly clear orange (hint of bronze) with a nice one inch white head. Aroma of pine and some floral hops. Taste has nice balance, good grainy resin hop presence and decent malt backbone. The hop is pine initially, with some nice floral / citrus sweetness and a good bitter finish. The bitterness lingers nicely. Super, super drinkable. Very smooth, thanks for this one Tom.
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy, deep copper colored pour. Large rocky off-white head. Nose of earthy/piney hops with some citrus notes as well. Medium bodied, active carbonations, refreshing mouthfeel. Moderate hop flavor, good bitter hop finish.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - big aroma - footy, piney with an aroma of hop pellets. color is an orange amber, good carbonation. chunky white head. good balance between the malt body and the hops - slight perfume like aftertaste that was present in the first few sips seemed to vanish as I got deeper into my glass.
sloth (2472) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle from my 07 Secret Santa. Pours a medium statured offwhite head, retention is good as is the lacing, thin but coating and lasting. Hazy amber, orange hued brew. Nose is light with pine and bready malts, light inkiness. Body is almost medium, lightly oily on the palate. Balanced blend of hops and malts, light piney and citrusy notes, some floral, fruity, with a good balance of caramel malts, sorta toasty, biscuity and tastey. An almost dry finish that leaves me wanting more of a hop bite to end this show. Overall, pretty damn quaffable. Thanks Jeremy!