marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This orange ale poured with a modest off-white head and a sweet malty aroma. The flavor is caramel malt with a grassy bitter hop finish. The overall flavor is unusual, but not entirely pleasing.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a slightly hazy orangish hued golden color, small dishwater like head, with sketchy lacing. A nice citrusy pine aroma invades the nose, with subtle hints of hops and flora. Forwardly sweet, slightly piney, again with the subtle hop notes. Some caramel tones as well. Slightly resiny at the finish, a wee bit sweet, and slightly malty. I can completely dig this one! Slightly medicinal in the aftertaste, but I am willing to bet thats because of the temp and its 7.8% ABV. Thanks goes out to batkins for the trade!
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Medium amber hue with a small fading head and some lace. The aroma has notes of grapefruit, apple, piney and floral hops, and is earthy. The taste starts with a big bite of bitters and citrus. The malt background is too subdued for balance and there isn’t much else going on for depth of palate. The feel is quite metallic and dry. This does get a tad boring after a while, disappointed. Thanks anyway David for the bottle...now what will I do with mine? I guess save it for a rerate.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is sweet malt, some vanilla? and some grassy earth. The beer pours and orange gold color that is somewhat opaque. The flavor is nothing what I expected from the aroma. There is huge hop flavor. Some pine, some grapefruit, a little bit of smooth malt backbone, and then some more dryhoppy resins. The beer is well balanced, yet still extremely hoppy. The body is relatively light for how resiny it is, and it is really easy to drink.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Not very good. Pours an amber body with a thin white head. Typical earhty hops and a big character of malt in this one. A little etoh but its hidden for the most part in the mixture. I just didnt care for this.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled draught at The Rose & Raindrop, Portland
Golden pale, tan head, light lacing. Nose of citrusy cascade hops, the flavor is balanced but unremarkable, an average offering.
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium caramel colour .. . medium average head .. . mouthfeel is pure, fantastic stuff, squeaky clean .. . pretty hopped up ... is there anyone here who didn’t think she was talking about a goat??
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Imperial IPA pours an orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is slightly piney and a little floral hops. A full to medium bodied Imperial IPA. Malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. Hops are piney and citrusy, some what bitter and perhaps a bit harsh tasting as well. Kind of chewy and thick. For all the above, it is very balanced, the hops and the malts mix and match very well. Mouthfeel is full and chewy. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Has an amber color with a huge frothy head. The medium strong hop smell is citrusy, flowery. Medium bodied and softly carbonated. A strong malty sweet grain flavor anchors and meshes nicely with a fairly strong citrusy hop taste.
A most tasty IPA.
douglas88 (5150) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a dark orange body with a thin white head. The aroma is pretty nice; some sweet hops covered in honey and a bunch of malts. The flavor was full of malts and caramel, but throughout there was a fairly bitter hop aspect which was a bit different than I was used to; grapefruit for sure, but also something like soap. Not bad at all. Really easygoing and tasty.