Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange. Great-looking fluffy head. Fresh-smelling nose (oranges and yeast). Lively carbonation; rather refreshing. Tasty caramel and crystal malt sweetness. Super spicy, with elements of sweet grass, spruce tips, citrus and pepper. Nice level of bitterness to boot. Great beer.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. One of the most interesting IIPA’s I’ve tried. Appearance is like that of an unfiltered hefeweizen- pale cloudy straw colored. Huge, hoppy aroma w/ that metallic/acidic nose that you get from some of the HOTD brews. HUGE head. Flavor is complex. A little watered-down. Don’t know if I like the interpretaton of the style, but it’s definitely interesting and worth a try.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium gold color hazy – frothy thick off white head –nose is pine hopps , citrus ( orange peel ) , and starch -taste of bitter chalk , sweet hopps , tobacco , earthy , and yeasty – creamy , dry , light body – aftertaste is earthy , cobwebs , and bitter hopps
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 oz. bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>OhioDad, thanks Scott!) Sweet and piney...Pours rather hazy light yellowish-amber. Gets downright cloudy by end of bottle. About one finger of soft white head that mostly stays around. Aroma of pine and grapefruit, maybe a little vanilla, kind of sweet and sour. Mouthfeel kind of soft, smooth. Nice heavy lacing. Flavor is the pine along with malt sweetness and a hint of sour, a bit of grapefruit. Some bitterness overlays which lingers into the aftertaste. Gave me a pretty fair buzz for only a 7% beer.
bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Columbus 2.0 tasting shared by nolankowal. Poured a very lt brown witha a light yellowishness. Aroma of citrus and a little malt. Maybe a little lemony witte flavor? Definitely quenched my hop thirst in the middle of sours, stouts, and belgians.
harrisoni (15665) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland. Cloudy pale gold. Astringent hop aroma. Extreme hop. Body is quite full due to sedimented yeast. Astringent hot hop aroma. Overly carbonated. Herby. Good quality in mouth though and then astringent acidic hop finish. Intense. Very intense. Citrus fruits are lemony grapefruit with a nice alcohol faint sweetness. Dries the mouth. Herbry astringent hop is done very very well.
shadey (1998) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mellon orange color. Lighter than expected with sparce white creamy bubbles. Aroma is different. Plenty of fruit and some alcohol. Very interesting, unique. Pretty good.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, his bottle. Hazy medium yellow, foamy murky orange/yellowish head, chunks of sediment - looks great. Really nice aroma - tons of citrus orange, zest, fresh hops, slightly soapy. Taste - oh yeah, so many citrus hops. Tangy hop finish. Some malt as well. Foamy mouthfeel. Lively. A nice beer!
BeerandBlues2 (10920) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy yellow straw with a foamy white head, lasting and lined lacing. Aroma is huge hops (citrus, floral, pine), doughy yeast, straw and hay, meal and cereal malt, grassy finish. Moderately bitter and acidic piney and floral hops, malt and yeasty cardboard flavor, alcohol notes at the end. Medium bodied and fizzy, dry and chalky palate.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2006 22 oz. bottle via trade with hopdog - Opened with a big hiss. Pours a hazy light golden color with a good size white head. Lively carbonation. Has a very nice floral, citrus hop aroma with a slight medicine smell. Flavor is citrus hops and slight esters with a touch of yeast (lots in the bottom of the bottle). The carbonation is noticeable on the palate. Light to medium body. A good beer, but lacks the 2IPA punch. Reminds me of a Belgium ale. Thanks Steve.