OldGrowth (3005) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint at Taphouse Grill downtown ok aroma citrus,lemon, grapefruit, Clean copper orange color small head. Spotty lace. Bitter flavor. Heavy body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry finish . It’s ok. One sided aroma and bitterness . Not getting the orange as mentioned in deScription , just doesn’t’ inspire me.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange gold pour with a medium foamy white head.
aroma is nice citrusy grapefruit, some pithy tones as well as caramel under that. Strong pithy bitterness in the flavour. sweet caramel fighting with that. Hints of syrupy booze.
mcberko (10568) - 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.
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from the State Store. Pours a very nice dark orange color with a large white head. The aroma is caramel, some citrus and spices. The flavor is not very good, it has lots of bitterness but not a lot of hop flavors, not fruity, lots of caramel malts, something akin to dirtiness, earthy. Some of the traditional IIPA is in there but not enough and what is there isn’t pleasant. Still, it is drinkable. Reminds me of amber ale with some dirty bitterness in it.
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a minuscule off-white head that immediately fades into a thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing.
Floral hop aroma with subtle earthy pine along with juicy citrus notes and sweet malts. Slight spicy and grassy but the fruit notes dominate the hop profile in the nose. Lots of orange peel along with some mango and grapefruit. Subtle malts with hints of caramel and biscuit.
Medium bodied with a blast of dry, bitter hops up front that linger over the sweeter notes and malt backbone into a bone dry finish. Very earthy with lots of grassy pine dominating the flavor. In opposition to the nose, this beer is more bitter than sweet with faint citrus fruit notes, mostly grapefruit and orange peel. Sweet malt backbone provides decent balance with some caramel and biscuit. Boozy heat toward the end of the palate.
jake65 (3019) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Light bronze color with a modest, creamy sand colored head. Mostly florals in the aroma with light citrus. Tastes dry and earthy; grassey, florals, and seemingly bits of rye prior to a heavy malt backbone. Dry and just short of what I’d consider a ’rough’ finish. Ok, but not really what I like in an IPA.
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.
Tabednar (139) - - NOV 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.11.2011 - Houston, TX
Delicious but unrefined IPA. Well done and worth the price.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home. Ruby orange distance with a creamy tan head. Slightly spicy, lightly fruity, mildly hoppy nose. Well carbonated, mildly hoppy, moderately bitter, earthy, weird flavor. Not very good.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from pikapp327. Orange pour with a white head. Aroma is lots of pine, citrus, and resin. Taste is more pine trees and caramel with a light fruit finish. Alcohol as well.