JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Dr. BIll’s
amber pour with a barrage of citric & pine hop aromas & flavor. Nice example of the style
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper amber color with a fluffy white head. Malt, citrus and juicy piney hop aromas. Medium body and medium carbonation. Bitter hops flavor with some redeeming grapefruit qualities. Dry clean finish that hangs just long enough.
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An amber-copper hazy beer with lots of large particulate (yeast) floating around, which lost it points on appearance. Large off-white head that sticks around and leaves lace. The aroma is pure hop, mostly fruity (grape, perhaps lychee) but also floral and citrus. Well-rounded hop profile. The flavor is more hops (no surprise), a hint of caramel maltiness, and a bitter finish. If the yeast would settle out, this would be near the top of my list for IPAs. Kind of bridges the gap between IPA and imperial IPA. Great beer.
raiderfost (170) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid IPA. Very well done. Would love to buy again if it was more available. Thanks kevin.
Defreni (2997) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 19, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske. Super dejlig duft af humle. Citrus og en smule blomster. Masser af bid i smagen, får rigtig meget props for at være frisk og drikbar efter en tur over atlanten. Helt klart den bedste af de 3 Green Flash bryg der foreløbig er dukket op i lille Danmark.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2008 Pours copper with fluffy white head and beautiful lacing. citrus on the nose. Caramel and Hops all over this well balanced beer. Bitter grapefruit finish. Im glad this is now available in NC. I have found a new session beer!
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - APR 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is a clear straw colored intoxicant emanating a full spectrum hop aroma. light on the palate, an easy all afternoon on the diamond refreshment. the malt is there though just slightly, not sugary at all. Nice long lasting bitter finish
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
heavily malty hay, roasted nutty caramnel rich full flavor. Heavily hopped, piney, resinous, grapefruit, lime flavor. other flavors include raisin, red wine, oak cask, sulfur. creamy, fizzy head. excellent lacing. lostly lasting white head. hazy, bottle conditioned body of amber and orange. lightly sweet, moderately acidic, and heavily bitter. sour with a long duration. full bodied, dry creamy texture, a lively carbona, and a nice finish. tasty, malty, rich, hoppy, rich.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Radio Maria in downtown Champaign. Served in a tulip glass. Amber colored pour with a small white head. Strong floral and pine hop aroma. Flavor was similar. Intense grapefruit and piney hops. Not balanced by any means - just a hint of caramel malts lurking underneath the intense hop bitterness. Dry finish, medium mouthfeel. Hop resins linger on the palate. Top notch if you’re looking for a very bitter but somehow still very drinkable IPA.
nparikh (20) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours light gold with a thin but frothy head. Nose is sweet but citrusy, like red grapefruit; just lots of hops and a bitterness that never really goes away. I felt the bitterness was the major characteristic, but I enjoyed it.