waolsen (1367) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle compliments of glkaiser. booya. hazy orange pour. two fingers of egg white head. citrus hops, caramel malts, mild spice aroma.
Big hop action, a little pepper(I suppose that is the rye malting), big citrus bite. caramel malts balanced throughout. very nice.
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy golden with billowy white head. Aroma is resiny, perfumy hops. Aroma is over the top hops. This is the most bitter IPA I have ever had and I love every minute of it. Excellent.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pale yellow with almost no head, just a whisp of white. Aroma is of citrus, grapefruit, lemon,some spices. This is bitter, mostly hops, very citrusy, some yeast/cloves. This got better as warmer, very harsh at first, but smoothed out along the way. This is an interesting IIPA, not like any other I have had before.
OldGrowth (2821) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from trade with hoppymeal. Real good aroma. Sweet & spice. Yeasty clovey, lite citrus, orange & lemon, hint of banana. Hazed orangy gold color, big head & good lace. Bitter flavor. Like aroma, though not as good, less diverse. Grassy, clove, lemon. still enjoyable. Medium body, smooth oily mouthffel, bitter finish. Really enjoyed this one, thought it stood out abit from alot of American IIPA’s , especislly after having the Wyterbacher q the other night
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2006 Pours with pillowy, one finger head leaving cumulus lacing over a opaque, honey-like murky body; abundant yeast, lemon peel, earthy and citrus hop aroma; not alot of body, but plenty of resinous, oily, piney hops; no malt charactor to speak of because it’s completely oblitorated by fruity, Belginesque yeast and hops. Pure and simple hop juice, but not much more. That’s OK with me.
Pailhead (5277) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Huge acidic orange juice aroma. Pours a cloudy orange wiht a small white head. Lots of sweet orange and tangerine up front. Mild caramel in the background. Moderate citrus hopped finish for a nice balance.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is opaque golden orange with a dense big sticky tan head...smell is orange, sweet and hints of pine...taste is sweet and malty up front with a nice bittersweet finish...
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A golden appearance with a moderate head. A citrus and perfume aroma. The flavor contains some lemons, honey, and orange peel. Not as bitter as I would expect but a good effort nonetheless.
MIBRomeo (2568) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours to a lightly cloudy light copper color w/ a huge fluffy white head & some nice lacing. Well blended aroma nice carmel malt & a good amount of sweet grapefruits. Palate is well coated. Flavor is a nice fruity hop strawberries & tropical fruits some citrus as well w/ a good amount of carmel. a pretty sweet iipa, very nice stuff.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold hazy body. Off-white frothy head. Dry yeasty orange and lemon juice (thanks Blake...). Light malt character in flavor (and aroma I suppose). Flavor is predominently citrus hops with a strong lemony character towards the finish. Fizzy body (too fizzy). Good beer, hops seem one-dimensional in a direction that I am not a fan of (bright lemon citrus)