esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Semi active mildly hazed amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of heavy citrus, grapefruit, orange, light caramel and mild resinous hops. Taste of heavy grapefruit, malt, caramel, mild diacetyl and light sulfur Heavy citrus bitter finish. Over (hop) balanced.
luttonm (2431) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice strong IPA. Lovely hoppy orange pour, respectably thick. A bit too malt and orange flavor for me, would prefer a bit sharper, fresher hopping. Robust.
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown-orange pour, with a short white head and moderate lace. Carmel and nut malt flavors mixed with citrus and pine hops to make a medium-bodied IPA. The cloudiness increases towards the end of the bottle (bomber), as does the doughiness.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice citrus aroma. Pours a slightly cloudy orange, thin head. Strong hops, musty finish. Light body.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Vibrant amber, slightly fiery, nice carbonation, thin off-white head, spotty lacing.   Minor citrusy and sweet hoppy nose.   Pale hoppiness on the tongue.   Smooth, but lacks body.   This does not feel like an imperial IPA at all.   Yeah, this one is rather thin.   Nice sweetness, light malt base, but just really lacks body.   Clean, easy to drink.   But damnit this needs to be bigger.   Lingering malts that are a little soily/earthy.   Meh...
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Market of Choice. Medium amber pour with about 2 inches of white foam and sticky lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, a strong amount of caramel malt. Flavor is much the same, slightly overbalanced with the malt but still pretty darn tasty. Probably the best Hales beer I’ve ever had.
kangaroo (67) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice strong hops aroma with some good citrus smell. The citrus taste came through along with a sweet malt. A long, bitter but pleasant finish.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2009 Poured orange with a moderate white head. Aroma is brown sugar and citrus hops, with tangerine the most noticable aroma to me. Flavor is caramelly malt up front with a very lingering long dry finish. The hops come through mostly as orange and citrus rind, but became distinctly floral on the midpalate as it warmed up. Very good and better than regular Mongoose has been recently.
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours copper/amber with a decent off-white head. Floral, citrus and resin mixed aromas over a hint of caramel. Medium body with rather frothy carbonation. Flavor is malty, but offset by decent hop bitter. There’s a strong grapefruit rind component after the malt washes away. This is really hoppy, and fairly bitter, ale. It’s wonderful.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2010
Date: September 08, 2009
Appearance: hazy copper, frothy beige head, lots of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of citrus hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, touch of crystal adds sweetness, plenty of citrus hops comes in along with an earthyness to balance the sweetness
Date: February 20, 2010
more bitterness in the bottle, still lots of the citrus hops and sweet crystal malt,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4