timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Coop in Davis, CA. This brew was similar to GF’s DIPA in that grapefruit was ever-present and it finished crisply. For a 6-pack of IPA, it’s either Stone or GF in Cali.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Timfoolery. Poured an amber color with an amber hue. Smelled of floral hops. Tasted of citurs and had a good amount of malts to balance the hops. Good beer.
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours orange amber with lacy white head. piney, floral hop aroma. well balanced palate. solid resinous bitter but has the malt to make for a smooth taste. the higher abv is not at all noticeable. this one had been a bit hyped up, so my expectations were pretty high. so while it is definitely a top notch ipa, i was expecting a little more - something that would really set it apart from the pack.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful Burnt Orange color with almost perfect head. Nice hoppy nose with citrus and a little licorice. very intense hop flavor. Not enough malt to balance the hop in my opinion, but just my opinion. Finishes very nice.
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Yard House, Costa Mesa. Pours amber brown with fluffy white head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Flavor is spicy and intensely hoppy, but finishes with a nice roastiness. A good IPA in the San Diego Style.
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2010 First rating
(Bottle at a beer tasting in Göteborg on July 4, 2008)
Shady orange color, off-white head. Sticky, green, hoppy to cheeze scent. Bitter, fruity taste. Big bitter lingering aftertaste. Smooth a bit moussy mouthfeel. Big bitterness. Warming alcohol in the stomach.
Bottle at Rotary Pub, Göteborg. May 2010
Clear copper color, white head. Citrus hoppy scent. Bitter and sweet malty taste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Rather drinkable for sure!
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours a hazy amber with 2 finger off-white head and nice lacing. Nose is ripe citrus, pine and light sweet malts. Taste is tangerine, yellow grapefruit and caramel malt with a nice resin finish. Medium, semi-creamy mouth feel. A nice and hoppy IPA.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
really nice floral hop aroma, hazy coppery orange tinted pour, flavor of pine and grapefruit with some malt in the background. Very good finish. Nice balance of flavor, aroma and bittering hops.
Beerman6686 (6181) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a nice cloudy orange color with an off white head. Aroma is of a lot of piney hops mostly. Flavor is also of piney hops mainly with some citrus, not very well balanced by the malts, but in a good way.
skortila (5161) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought in Velje (Danmark). Aroma has piney and grapefruity hops. Hazy orange coloured with an off-white head, Taste is nitter has some orange, grapefruit and pine. Dry and very bitter. Astringent in the end. Killer.