beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2007
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 Oz bottle-Poured a cloudy amber color w/a moderate white head. Strong hop aroma. Strong up front hop flavor, like you were chewing on them. Much too overpowering for me to really get anything else out of this beer; just too far out of balance. Nothing to balance out the finish or flavor. Too one dementional. There seems to be a lot of buzz @ this Brewer, but this is the third beer Iíve tried from them & found them all to be underwelming
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Poured a honey amber color with a HUGE white head in a tulip glass. Aroma was pure hops with a nice balance between grapefruit and spruce aromas. Very light palate that felt a little watery. Slight alcohol warming and tons of hops in the flavor but still very pleasant.
Ughsmash (6912) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured a clear, translucent toffee with a nice initial cap of whitish head. Huge pine forest and grapefruit provide a succulent aroma.. caramel and toffee provide sufficient backing for the big hops.. this just pulled me in. Flavor was similar, with emphasis on grapefruit sweetness and bitterness.. sharp, bitter pine and alcohol accents at times.. not very complex, but mighty tasty. Heavy on the palate with some sharp pine and alcohol notes that detract a bit. Very good overall!
3fourths (7523) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Opaque dark orange color. Nose of juicy, dank west coast hops, neat-perfect smelling, with a little bit of mold or cheese. Sweet and sticky hop juice, tastes divineÖ soft, creamy, fresh hop oil and musty fruit and light mold. A great example of hops, with a really thorough but mellow bitterness in the finish.
Some more notes from another bottle - sometimes the hops in this beer smell like chile peppers... like a lime citrus jalapeno smell. Thatís cool.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks to jsquire for sharing. Off-white small head tht mostly diminished, fair amount of lacing, no visible carbonation, hazy, and a golden hue. Nose was malt, hoppy, grapefruit, pine and floral and ditto for the flavor as well. Dry finish. Fairly smooth mouthfeel. Medium body. Quffable, would drink this one again and worthy of a try.
undsioux7 (789) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy Golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of Pine, grapefuit, and orange. Taste is clean, but juicy, with grapefruit and a definite prickly hop bite. Grrr. Just a bit of biscuit malt to let you know its there, but just as a backdrop.
jake65 (2446) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: A true golden pour with lots of white head and thick lacing. Nose is intense with floral and citrus hops; lots of grapefruit. A sweeter citrus hops with hints of florals and some caramel. More of a fruity hop impact. Ever so slight alcohol warming affect. Very flavorful and easy to drink. Thanks to my bud Darren for hookin me up!
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled. Pours hazy orange amber with a decent size off-white head. Aroma of pine hops, citrus, and slight fruit. The flavor is slight fruit, citrus, loads of pine hops, finishes bitter.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a goo Imperial IPA. Pine,hoppy and earthy flavors. Finishes crisp, clean and chewy.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber courtesy dirty_martini. Pours a clear orange with a lacy white head. Massive pine aroma, with a touch of citrus. Sweet full body with moderate carbonation. The taste and finish were a nice surprise. Rather than the tongue-shredding pine resin bitterness I was expecting, I found an nice mix of citrus and pine, with a malty note here and there. A nice beer. Thanks Larry!