HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Toronado. Holy crap this one is almost chewable.Pours with a pale yellow color.and cloudy appearance.
Aromas of apple, grapefruit and citrus. Very hoppy flavor but nicely balanced with some malty tones resulint and toffee, caramel flavors combined with grapefruit, citrus and apples.
Complex beer but an easy drinking beer.
auto (163) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
another really freaking good ass brew. nice hoppie flavor. light brew. spicy brew. went pretty good with a spicy ass sausage. got it on tap in san fracnisco. ho11a if you hear me.
unclemattie (4115) - Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2006
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this at HotD. Allen’s OBF Friday get together. Holy Sh*t! Hop Monster. Great hop bitterness. If you are one of these Belguim wussies... don’t go here. Golden in color. Bought a whole case to bring back to Atl.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, light orange. Very piney & citrusy aroma, perhaps even a touch of Tang (the Astronaut’s drink) in there. Big hops at first, very little malt presence, it seems. Juicy grapefruit flavors in a slightly thin body (which works in the beer). Maybe some malt flavors at the end.
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2006 Rating #1 Tap @ Toronado (6 3 7 3 17). A hazed golden color. Smooth and light on the palate as if it was a cask version (unfiltered). Slightly sweet with a citrus, caramel, and grassy finish. Deseptively strong but goes down very well. Rating #2 Bottle (6 4 7 3 16). A bright golden orange color with rising bubbles and lush thick lasting foam white head. A rather light citrus, yeast, orange, and mild floral aroma. Very smooth and not thick and syrupy like many IIPAs. Rather light in flavor but well balanced and very enjoyable.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky straw colour. Citric, earthy, woody hop notes. Hints of diacetyl and big hops. Moderate bitterness. Piney, leafy character. A balanced example.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bober courtesy of GoldTwins. Cloudy orange-yellow body with a patchy head that disspated into small flotillas of largish bubbles. Loads of pungent hops in the nose, as an earthiness to it that is atypical for the style but not bad (now that I have read the copy on the bottle I see that there is Rye in this one, that explains it). The flavor is all about hops. Front to back its all about the hops, there are hints of some malt but like the Voctory Hop Wallop this one is 100% about hops. As it warms a bit more of the malt comes through. Prickly and bitter. Quite good.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Soft hazed gold, thin foamy white head. Nose was not exactly what I expected with interesting tones of floral perfume, peach, light pine and spruce, with a faint hint of tangerine. Well thats kind of different. Good bitter bite up front with more florals, pine resin, and citrusy notes that are everlasting throughout. Not much malt to speak of, but typically it works for me as it does here. Lighter side of medium bodied, fizzy carbonation, dry, bitter finish. Solid, but nothing beats Fred or Adam in my book...
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2007 Thick yellow-orange pour with almost zero head. Slightly resinous grapefruit smell. The beer is thick and malty on the palate, and goes down smoothly. The hop bitterness is not astringent, and a nice dry hoppiness remains. Very well done.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - AUG 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Electric yellow pour with almost no head. Big sweet grapefruit nose, some spiciness. A decent amount of resiny pine, too. Body is dense, almost chewy. Very nice!