TheBeerGod (5433) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazed amber with a tall foamy tanned head. Nose is strong pine, grapefruit, flowery hops, orange peel, sweetened lemonade, and creamy malts. Taste is pure hop juice! Big piney flavors, hint of mint, grapefruit, floral hops, bit of earthiness, and orange peel. The malts come through along with a hint of caramel, but this affair is dominant hops. Body is resinous and bubbly with a medium overall feel. Finishes with just as large a hop profile as it began with and strong citrus notes. Thereís a bit more malts and caramel here despite the lingering bitterness. Good stuff!
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitly one hell off a beer. This one is hoppy as hell, so if you are a hophead like me, this has your name all over it. If you arnt crazy about super hoppy beers, stay away. Has a nice sweetness in the background, the usual grapefruit sweetness, but certainly mostly hops.
ElGaucho (2272) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, floral hop aroma. Really nice. Hazy amber body with a large off-white head. Very large bubble head when viewed from the side of the glass; Frothy, tight bubble, rootbeer float like head when viewed from the top. Very strong, piney, fresh hop profile. Tastes exactly like hops I tasted at the Anchor Brewery tour; likely the Centennial. A little strong on the hops; has to be above 80 on the IBU scale. Very hoppy, but well balanced. I had never heard of this brewer before coming across this brew at AJís Fine Foods in Phoenix. It was a nice find and a pleasant surpise. Excellent.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 This is my first beer from this brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bronze color with a large tan head. The aroma is very strong pine resin. The flavor is very strong pine resin and is very bitter with fruity undertones. There is a long floral hop finish. The hops really dominate this one. Nice.
TChrome (1432) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Liarís Club: Beer pours light amber color with a totally retained off white head. Aroma is big and hoppy. Flavor is likewise. Not an exceptional IPA, but good and straightforward.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle shared with ClarkVV at his entrancing abode, February 18 2006. Medium hazy-amber pour with a lasting dollop of head...nose is pretty much all fresh C-hops, lovely and citric and pungent though not at all subtle or complex....as it warms there is more restraint and a touch of dry woodiness comes out....body is clean, fragrant and juicy, all positive IPA traits for me, but it lacks the pungency of the nose and is just a bit too smooth and thin....all in all, solid and something Iíd drink occasionally if it were available to me, but not special enough to seek out (cross-country) again.
Kinz (3404) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium orange, good head. Big aroma of hops, loads of pine, grapefruit, and a bit of pineapple. Flavor matches, a West Coast ode to the hop. Bitter and complex. As it warms, spice and floral components make themselves known. Biscuit malts keep it all together. Very well done, if you like a bitter brew.
MLdragoon (14) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great hop, citrus and skunky bud aroma with a copper and clear color. Bountiful creamy looking head from an aggro pour. Punchy citrus hop bite with a nice finish. Coppery with a decent balance, not a bad IPA. Good lacing and pronounced gulp rings. Better as it warms and has time to breathe. * Design note* What design? It looks like they got someone who "knows the computer" to design this in Word or something. Have respect for your own product.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle copper in color with a nice off-white head. Aroma was all hops, pine and citrus aromas filled the nose. A bit of malt came through in the flavor at the beginning but after that it was all grapefruit and hops. A fine IPA. Leaves you wanting more.
Nate (3800) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pine trees! Electrical ozone and orange blossoms, pineapple, cat piss, grapefruit rind. Wonderful hoppy characters with nice level of sugary malt sweetness. Apricot skins crusted with brown sugar. Medium amber clear with slight haze. Huge foamy off-white lacing head. Medium watery body with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts with heavy fruity sweetness. Apricots and pear, grapefruit and citrus oils. Light caramel and grainy malt. Huge grapefruit ring and fruity hops bitterness. Bit of nicotine and resinous pine finish. After is astringent hoppy and dry. Puckeringly dry. Huge IPA and very enjoyable.