cgarvieuk (12238) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
cask at gbbf 2011 ... the first to sell out ... amber ... zezty orange and big hop nose ... sweet resiny hops ... dry finish ... big orange ... quite sweet rich and vineous
harrisoni (12068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at GBBF 11. Orange gold with bubbly white head. Big hoppy beer. I mean the hops are huge. Big toasty hop. Big syrupy resin. Big pink grapefruit aroma. Thats pretty good for first beer. Pretty damn good
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Green Flash: Rich golden amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of citrus and pit fruit. Flavor starts tropical fruit sweet followed by lots of grapefruit ending with a long lingering grapefruit bitterness. Palate is medium to full and velvety with moderate to lively carbonation.
notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Falling Rock - the name is truth in advertising - seriously in your face beer - this is one of those IIPAS that blur the line into hoppy barley wine territory - sticky sweet malt base is counterbalanced by a huge assault of citrusy, resinous hops - oily and simultaneously sticky (weird) - some notes of sweet orange, vanilla, a hint of spicy/woody/almost oak character - surprisingly low acidity let’s the flavor of the hops come through, despite the high bitterness - intense but not abrasive.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010
Big hop aroma. Golden coloured strong in alcohol and very hoppy with a pine flavour. A hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.
Camons (4519) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Falling Rock. Pours dark reddish brown with a white head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, pine and floral hops. Taste is heavy caramel, piny hops, grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Nice IIPA, but to sweet to be really good. The hops is there, but the malt base is to sweet. Not bad in anyway tho. 040311
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 Tap at the Graduate in Davis, CA. Pours dark amber with a creamy beige head that did some ring lace. Aroma is fruity in an unusual way. Med body. Flavor is very hoppy. Almost a berry flavor initially. Then it seems spice/yeasty in a light way. Finally seems to settle on pine. It’s quite bitter, and the flavor is intense. There seems to be heavy malt, but the hop masks it well. Excellent ale.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 ounce sample on tap at the Davis Graduate. The initial aroma is super citrus orange. Smells like orange soda, actually. There is some moderate ethanol retronasally, but the orange soda smell makes up for this. Transparent orange-copper body with a small, white head. Starts with tons of grapefruity hops and accompanying harsh bitterness. A little sticky in the middle. Finishes with more bitter, herbal, grapefruity hops. A big, brash beer.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Davis Graduate. Pours amber witha modest off-white head and a sweet floral aroma. There is a tasty caramel malt flavor with some serious piny hop bitterness.
swoopjones (4915) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bistro’s IIPA Fest in Hayward, CA. Great looking deep copper pour. Buttery, malty, caramel flavor & aroma. real high caramel malt presence, average bitterness, Just OK IMO