slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pleasant citrus and pine aroma with mild caramel and toast background. Clear amber-ruby with lots of carbonation up to a lasting, thick white head. Very balanced with a strong malt presence and well-rounded hop character providing both bitterness and a mild pine and orange peel flavor. Very full-bodied, and just the right amount of carbonation. Clean and drinkable
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sams poured into a tulip. Amber orange pour; slightly hazy with a fluffy head and great lacing. My first impression was that of pine and resin, but it was quickly replaced with lovely candied orange (and peel), sweet grapefruit, and great floral notes. Still some nice resin and bit of sweet malt behind it as well. Body not too sticky at all. Very impressed.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into Sam Adams Lager glass. Pours a cloudy light copper, with a small, fluffy off-white head that settles into a long-lasting cap. Lots of lacing in this one. Nose is quite citrusy, with a rind-like bitterness underneath. Taste starts off with a heavy citrus sweetness, moving from that to a slightly astringent bitterness that counters an even more intense citrus sweetness, like candied oranges. Finish is moderately long, lightly bitter, with some gorgeous sweet citrus notes peeking through a bit further into it. Fantastic. Mouthfeel is lively but restrained, tingly, slick, full body.
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 One of the best smelling beers. The head pours thick but disappears midway through. Typical IPA taste, nice bitter crisp finish. Again, the initial head and smell of this beer make it worthwhile.
JoeinDahlem (1378) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great use of great hops. Bottle pours nice reddish-gold color with decent white head that fades. Incredible fruity-hop nose, like all the best citrus without the green vegetables. Flavor is mildly sweet checked by serious hop bitterness that is not overdone. That combo of citrus backdrop and sweetness gives that perfect juicy impression. Fairy big body, a little thick and sticky where I prefer crisp and dry. But that nice citrus hop lingers for a long finish.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours out a nice copper color with a small off white head. aroma is hoppy with notes of citrus and grass. flavor is very much the same with a slight amount of resin. a nice ipa.
reggiedunlop (3470) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a nice light amber (reminded me of iced tea) and smelled very floral and citrusy...pineapple notes. excellent hoppiness but not too dry. soft velvety mouthfeel and a long subtle finish that is very enjoyable
JaBier (5616) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bodega. Amber color with a white head. Citrusy and piney hop aroma. Lots of hop flavor with grapefruit and a malty finish. Very good.
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a cloudy orange with a nice off white head, decent retention and minimal lacing. Aromas of piney hops, light citrus, and a noticeable malty nose. Flavors of caramel, citrus, pine, resin, and a decent lingering bitterness.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Potent hoppy citrus and pine aroma. Hazy orange body, thick chunky off-white head. Flavor a very pleasing blend of citrusy hops and malty backbone, somewhat floral and spicy as well.