sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has the expected piney citrus aroma mixed with some fruity aspects and a strong alcohol presence in both smell and taste. It’s not quite as hoppy as expected, because of a lemony alcohol dominating. The hops are tangy and bittersweet. The alcohol stirs in the stomach at the end.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Coles Buffalo NY. Pours a pretty light golden. Piney citrus hop aroma along with some booziness. Nice pine hop explosion. Resiny sticky hops. Full mouthfeel. well done
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From coyotehunter via trade. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a short white head. Sticky lacing. The aroma is resinous pine hops, light citrus and a whiff of alcohol. The flavor is pretty much the same thing, aggressive, sticky pine hops that find very little balance with softer caramel malts or citrus. Medium bodied, almost oily mouthfeel. Slightly unchecked alcohol heat. Just OK.
CanIHave4Beers (4020) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours blonde with a small head. The aroma is kind of alcohol forward but not in a bad way, it mixes well with the citrus and pine, just a touch of caramel balances this one out. Flavor is well balanced between sweet and dry, there is plenty of mango with some citrus and a good hop bitterness.
Chimpy5 (19) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a golden-amber with med head. Had a spicy aroma with some hops in there too. Flavor was very full with lots of hops and malt. Overall a really solid IIPA
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2010 7/22/09. Thanks Andy! Spicy, piny hops. Some alcohol in the aroma. Aroma isn’t hugely hoppy but is nice. Nice, moderately "rough" hop bitterness in the finish. Solid malt body, it’s no Cali IIPA.
2/26/10. Oniony, garlicy. Same rating.
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2015 bottle fro 3 Son. Packed with hops as a double I PA should be. Not quite as aromatic as some but full flavor
2015 07 on tap at whole foods. Still great
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Medium off-white head that leaves nice lacing atop clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, grapefruit, light peach. Taste is moderately sweet, intensely bitter pine/grapefruit, some alcohol. Soft medium-full body, some chewiness. Not bad, but more maltiness to counter some of the alcohol would really improve this one.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour was dark golden/amber with a lasting head. Aroma was of grapefruit, light peach, and citrus. Malt was also prevalent in the flavors along with a complex bitterness. Very flavorful and pleasant brew. Another great creation from a great brewery.
TKA300 (105) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 Oz bottle... poured a hazy goldish, amber with a medium white head. Smelled strongly of citrus and a little bit of pine. The taste was very similar to the aroma (citrus/pine) but way more complex and had multiple different stages. Dry finish and not that heavy of a beer, but it was pretty damn good.