cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s 8/15/09. Pours a thick yellow orange, nice very bubbly egg-shell head. Amazing pine aroma hits the nose first, with slight undertones of lavender and honey. Taste is just a very minor vanilla sweetness, then bam! A huge bitterness builds on the tongue and leaves a long finish. Definitely a great IIPA that hides the ABV well. Easily up there as a world-class IIPA.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009-08-02. Crisp yellow body with a foamy off-white head. Pleasant hoppy aroma, leafy with grassy touches. (7+) Pleasant hoppy bitterness, grassy leafy hops, brief touch of sharp bitterness, modest alcohol in the finish. Smooth average plus bodied palate. Pleasant. On tap at Coles, Buffalo
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle courtesy of fidelis 83. pours a very crisp clear, bright yellow/gold. small whitecreamy head fades quickly. very light smell, refreshing with hints of mint and garden herbs and just the lightest sweet malty backdrop. crisp apple notes on the front palate are very refreshing and light. the body of the beer slowly builds through the drink with a full on hop pucker finish. this beer is very light and refreshing for a 9+ iipa, you could easily get carried away with this beer.
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4-Pack from Capone’s, Norristown, PA...bottle pours orange-amber with a white head...sweet smell of orange, hops...flavor, more pronounced than the smell, is immediately orange citrus, but quickly followed by bitter rind and pine...alcohol is hidden in the bitterness...one of the better DIPA’s I’ve had...would like to try more from this brewery.
oakbluff (427) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle- pours a hazy mandarin orange, minimal white head with some sticky lacing. Sweet fruity hops, caramel. Taste- prickly blast of hops, pine, grapefruit rinds.Solid malt backbone- cookie dough, caramel. Medium to high carbonation, and finishes dry. Alcohol is hidden quite well. Very drinkable. Would like to try a fresh sample of this as age of bottle unknown.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in motel room in middle-of-nowhere Indiana. Pours hazy golden/orange with a nice rocky off-white head. Nose is funky grapefruit/pineapple. Taste is sweet and fruity- pineapple, orange, cotton candy, brown sugar. Full-bodied with a bitter pineapple/grapefruit finish.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of ryan. Thanks, dude! Pours a hazy, orangish-yellow color; thin off-white head with patchy lacing. Lots of orange and mineral bitterness in the nose; nicely dry, minerally, and dense. Full mouthfeel: loads of resiny, chewy bitterness, dense citrus and jaw-clenching hop numbness; excellent stuff and highly reminiscent of PtE. Lengthy finish: mineral and dense, chewy, resiny bitterness; lasting numbness, nicely dry.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Deep gold with a small, foamy, white head.
Aroma: Deep orange and pine hop nose.
Taste: Caramel, orange, pineapple, tropical fruit, and a stiff bitterness.
Palate: Medium carbonation with a medium, slightly dry mouthfeel. Long, bitter finish with some tropical fruit lingering on the palate.
Overall: A pretty damn good IPA!
drowland (6569) - Georgia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Have had on tap and from the bottle, and it’s great either way. When I had it on tap, it was a bit hot/astringent, but the bottle was better - might have been age.
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. really enjoying the founder family and happy to have it in the neighborhood. stronger tasting beer compared to others of this strength/style. more malty than others.