joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange-amber w/ beige foam. Big, floral, citrusy hop aroma w/ notes of woody pine & mint. Sticky, resiny feel. Ample flavour all around: lots of toffee-ish malt & lots of assertive hops. Long, dry, bitter finish.
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrus hop aroma...taste is predominantly hops, very bitter, without much malt sweetness...this one is all bout the hops.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of citrusy hops, cloudy orange, with a nice custard head. Strong hops flavour, mingled with a fine malt backbone. Well balanced, full bodied, just a treat to enjoy. Terrific!
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite nice. Very hoppy with out being overdone. Decent balance, mild sweetness, citrusy hops. Fuller body, bitter finish, well hidden alcohol. Tasty.
joconnell85 (5) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2005 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Color is a golden orange, with a consitent head that remains over the entire pint. Intense floral hops and bitterness ride over a full, rich maltiness with a nice balance of sweetness and strength. Not as complex as some, but overall an entertaining and fortifying drink.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. ooh, I love this. orange body. grapefruit resiny hop juice aroma. sweet hops up front, easily 80 IBU. nice balance. I enjoyed this.
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2005 grapefruitiness. The malt. I could stay on this all night and there is balance and flavvour despite the bitterness. Brought by a generous Yank to Radekfest 05. I had a bottle many months later and enjoyed the bitterness, malt and nuttiness
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic, full-bodied IPA.... great hop and bitterness, but balanced with a nice malt character!Siimilar to Stone IPA.
SayNoToCoors (65) - Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like the grapefruit and citrus notes in this beer a lot. The only thing keeping it down a hair is the lack of more complexity as this beer is fairly one-dimensional... but a damn good one dimension it is!
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark copper to amber color and makes a modest offwhite head that lingers for quite a while. Aromatics are nutty and sweet, yummy pine cones. Flavor opens up with a moderate bitterness, followed by a nutty character and lots of pine, grapefruit, caramel and sweet chewy finish. This is really good! This one is thick on the palate, leaves a lingering syrupy quality and warmth from the alcohol. I look forward to finding this one again... its very drinkable. Sadly, it is not available in my area.