ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to my dad for this one. Cloudy orange body, moderate sized head, decent lacing. Aroma is the usual PNW goods... grapefruit, pine, citrus. Flavor was dominatd by citrus, which might be a first. Medium bodied, could use a bigger malt backbone but was still balanced. I donít know where 100 IBUs came from. Other than the somewhat watery feel, balance was excellent. This hit the spot after a long day.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG 2006 - Grand Tasting. Brassy metallic color with a very clean white head. Nice, fresh aroma of orange citrus, and a welcome buttery malt backing with organic honey tones. Puckering citric and pine hop flavors with a semi-dry and long, bitter finish. A very good 1 1/2 IPA in my book.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at RBSG06. Hazy orange color with a small white head. Sweet citrus and floral hops aroma. Sweet floral hops flavor.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2006 RBSG 06. Light cloudy yellow. Grapefruit, citrusy nose. Crisp, tart, pleasant - but the bitterness could be slightly more forward? As Kinz noted, itís lacking a certain unidentifiable something.
Kinz (3347) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer #13 RBSG 06. At this point, the sheer amount of good, hard to find stuff that was floating around and being poured had become rather stunning. Light lemon gold, a bit hazy. Pine and grapefruit aroma, spicy hops. Flavor was a combination of biscuit malts loads of spicy, bitter hops on the finish. Not bad, but somehow wanted more. Canít quite put my finger on it. Perhaps more malt?
aracauna (3137) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2006
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy peach-colored liquid is topped by a fleeting, white head. The aroma whaps you in the sinuses with a huge pineapple and grapefruit hoppiness. Beautiful aroma. The flavor is a bit of a letdown. Not because itís bad, but because it just ainít a strong as I expected after that aroma. The flavor is a mild maltiness with a very light bitterness.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to wohlfs, tasted on 5/1/06: Pours a transparent copper orange with a nicely-lacing thin wispy white head. Fresh piney hoppy, lightly grapefruity aroma has good pale malty character with a touch of toasty caramel. Good fresh piney and grapefruity flavor hops mesh well with a touch of sweet caramel malt. Pretty well-balanced, but the body could be a little thicker, though I like the hop character throughout.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Horse Brass in Portland. Glad they had it, because Liquid Solutions ran out quickly! Heavenly hop aroma...bitter hops are prominent in the taste. Big fan. This over the top hoppy IPA is just my style. Nice creamy texture with just enough sweetness.
JoeMcPhee (8534) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. hazy pale amber beer with a thin white head. Big hop aroma. Much more tropical and fruity than Pliny the Elder. Cascadey, grapefruity aroma. Some berryish notes as well. As it warms a bit of grassiness becomes apparent. Flavour is okay, but not great. The grassiness seems to dominate the hop flavour profile and there is a slightly oxidized note apparent in the malts. There are some orange and light resiny flavours as well. Long lingering bitterness through the finish. I bet this was better a few months ago.
greenhorn1 (819) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was dissappointed with this Imperial IPA, however, I have higher expectations from this brewery. DYCsoccer17 sums it up very well, this beer is íugly as hellí. It is very murky and pours the same color as pee and it had very low carbonation. But, it does have a sweet aroma with scents of citrus. It does not taste like an Imperial, but it does have a nice flavor of grapefruit, orange, and a nice balance of sweetness. There are better Imperial IPAís but I will purchase again.