Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper with a fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus, hops, malt, fruits. Flavor is fruity spicy hops, malt, citrus. Decent IPA. Not quite as big as I like a double IPA. But still good.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on tap at PIB. Pours a clear orange amber with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, summer citrus fruits such as lemon and tangerine. Flavour is very hop heavy, citrus, no detectable malt backing which leaves the flavour a little thin. Bitterness is sharp but disappears too quickly. Very disappointing.
LilBeerDoctor (3633) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange brown with a thick white head. Aroma of floral hops, bready malt, caramel malt, spicy hops, garlicky hops. Flavor of a sharp hop spiciness with some bitter hops and caramel malt. Just a hint of citrus. Very tasty IIPA (I can’t see why others don’t love it!). More good stuff from Full Sail.
raphael (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
resiny hops, whole wheat, and oak are the aromas. slightly flat but nicely oily on the tongue.. flavors a little schizophrenic with a sharp woodsy bitterness and a rich malt-honey sweetness, hops dominating, and a quick warming. modest white head with a little lacing on top of clear light amber, not quite matching the orange label,
eaglefan538 (3009) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottom from SL. Light orange to amber pour. Head lacing standard. On the lighter side of dIPAs. Aroma of citrus rinds, faint resin. The flavor followed, caramel light, biscuit/doughy also present, finishing with a little bitter kick. Mouthfeel was lacking some carbonation. Not bad, a refreshing dIPA, but forgetable at the same time.
Goodgrief (1961) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid effort. Orange pour, citrus around. Mild sweetness, good citrus hip presence with a touch of resin. Full bodied but still refreshing. Not sticky. Good beer.
TBone (15505) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color, small white head. Tropical fruity aroma (kiwi, pineapple) with some pine needles thrown in. Medium-bodied. Flavor is a bit different than the aroma: sticky, bitter hoppyness, piney and some citrus. OK.
Beerdrinker79 (1935) - Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours cloudy golden with a thin white head, aroma is grapefruit citrus and watermelon, I love that aroma in IPA’s. The taste is very well balanced, very sweet citrus with a nice amount of bitterness. The body is medium, carbonation is medium, finish lingers. I thought it was a good example of the style, but have definitely had better.
mcberko (11861) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at PIB, pours hazy copper with a small off-white head. Aroma is intensely citrusy hoppy; harsh bitterness / very one-sided. Flavour is very one-sided as well on the hops; pretty sharp with no malt balance. Not so well-made to be honest. The hops are almost stale and very hash (not in a good way, this coming from a IIPA lover). Drinkable.
notalush (5623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m not always a fan of the hoppy beers Full Sail produces, but they did a fair job here - hazy orange pour - soapy lace - malt in the aroma is equal parts sweet and biscuit - the citra hops really pop in the nose, adding a bunch of fresh citrus character - bracingly bitter up front, with the cascade really coming through - sweet crystal malts comes from behind that, but doesn’t hang around to long - dries out pretty well, becoming very Biscuity, which works well with the second punch of hops on the tail end - a lot of citrus and peppery character in the finish - pretty good, especially for the price.