chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Kinsale Irish Pub, Boston. Clear amber colour. Moderate white head. Good strong hoppy character throughout. Lots of floral, leafy notes. Developing grapefruit and bitter orange peel. Relatively light mouthfeel for a DIPA and the alcohol isn’t too hot or intrusive. A very satisfying beer without quite hitting the high spots.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009-07-26. Crisp orange body with a modest off-white head. (3+) Pleasant hoppy aroma, sweet floral and fruity hops. (7+) Flavour is a rather nice blend of sweet and bitter citrusy hops, mild malt base is supportive by not a major player. Touch of lemon comes out strongly after have a nip of cheese. Rather lovely. Smooth average plus palate. (3+) Very drinkable. Bottle from Premier Gourmet
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by SamGamgee: Pours a transparent deep golden with a spotty-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of piny resiny hops with a light caramel sweetness and peppery alcohol. Body starts with a nice fullness and sweet caramel malty balance with a clean citrusy flavor hop presence and a crisp, bittersweet finish. Hides its alcohol very well and is very drinkable.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Neil’s HSC initation. This brew is a hazy orange-amber color with a medium and creamy light beige head that diminishes slowly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Floral hops aroma with some malt in the background. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has pine and floral notes. Sweet malt and caramel undertones as well. The finish is hoppy with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, BB 2/15/11. Poured crystal-clear lighter orange with a short, but persistent cap of yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up juicy oranges and pineapple upfront, with some floral notes around.. honey and pineapple meat followed.. very aggressive, with a lot of messy sweetness evident. The flavor found more of that messy sweetness.. pineapple, orange zest, and caramel were heavy at the core, with the related citrusy bitterness and some pine resin surrounding.. peppery alcohol amplified everything.. hot, sweet finish. Medium-plus bodied with a thicker feel on the palate and moderate-plus carbonation.. a big beer, no doubt, but unkempt and unenjoyable.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (and previously on tap, but forgot to do notes). Pours a clear golden orange with a medium to thick beige head that falls down rather quickly. Big astringent citrus hops, malt, and a bit of caramel and vanilla on the nose. A touch boozy, but a nice big hop presence right up front and a good thick malty backbone. Finishes with a nice long lingering bitterness.
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with 60 second head that started two inches tall. The aroma is up front grapefruit hops, some mild pine hops, grassiness and aged malty sweetness. The taste begins with a fresh pulse of grapefruit and tangelo hops. The sweet malts are there the whole time too but take over midway as the hops recede into the background. It ends with fading malt and caramel sweetness and a persistent grapefruit and orange peel hop bitterness. Pretty nice malty IPA below average IIPA.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a nice whote head. Smells of citrus and dry malt. Tastes astringent and citrussy with a peppery finish.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Coles
Appearance: clear dark amber with mid plus creamy top. 3+
Nose: Fresh , citric hop character , light vegetable green , mild malty base. 7+
Flavor/Palate : Mid full bodied , good crisp hop bitterness . Full lip smacking bitter strong ale . Mature work.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, lean amber color with short frothy foam, aroma of sweet pineapple, flavors of bitter melon, lemon, light resin, finish is tacky, bitter