savitska (163) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A true beer for hop-heads, I’ve seen this beer described as a Double IPA and from the aroma and dryness, I’d agree.
I LOVE the floral aroma, but the bottled appearance - it was supposed to be bottle-conditioned - left something to be desired.
Still, if you like (love) hops, find a six-pack and clear your afternoon schedule.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma:Tropical fruit hops...
Appearance:clear amber-gol,huge white head...
Flavor:pine,tropical fruit hops....light caramel..not bad...
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottles. Bronzy gold color with a medium sized rocky white head. Tangy mango and strawberry hop aromatics. Citric hop bitterness up front, lends a vegetal, slightly soapy character to the underlying malt. Residual resinous hop flavor in the finish, with some buttery maltiness. Mouthfeel is a solid medium, somewhat dry.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at RFD during RBSG 2006. Lots of hops. Maybe Hops cubed. The priority is on aroma and flavor and not bitterness. Hop aroma that you can chew. The hop oils climb into the olfactory lobes and scream their alpha. Good lacing from a off-white head that clings to the glass. Dark gold beer in color. I could drink a bathtub full of this.
omhper (23713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottled, thanks chris_o!] Clear amber, small creamy head. Powerful citric grapefruit aroma. Sweet, fruity, chewy and caramelly with full body. Medium bitterness. An IPA dominated by aromatic hops.
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has anice spicy floral aroma to it. Thats probably the best part of this beer if you ask me. Albeit the flavor was good...it just didnt live up to the good aroma that leaves you expecting some that same level from the flavor. I agree with what a lot of other people have said in that the taste and smell is heavily dominated by pine. The apperance is a nice clear golden red color, with hardly any head to speak of. My first Clipper City brew but I enjoyed it. Thanks Jay!
jordanartuso (26) - lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours clear copper with a thick off-white head with good retention. has a nice citrusy aroma and very nicely carbonated. taste has a nice balance and finish.
Braudog (6377) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Taphouse @ Ghent, 8/5/06: Nice! Big soapy head. Slick to the tongue. Grapefruit, mostly, but not as puckeringly tart. Almost too hoppy without a firm basis, like building a great house on a crappy piece of land. But excellent.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I can almost describe this beer in one word. PINE. Huge waves of pine in the aroma. Flavor is smack you in the face, palate crushing, piney hops, big malts, although, i found the alcohol content well hidden. This beer reminds me alot of the Dogfish Head 90 Minute. Standing on the border of double india pale ale. Tastey, but not for sessions. To strong for that. Not to be underestimated. My first Clipper City brew. I approve.
bubbleflubber (2164) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine, Pine, Pine!!! Pours orange-amber/caramel into the glass, with heavy spiderlace. Lots of floral and pine notes to the nose. Pine resin flavors, with a slightly citrusy grapefruit contingency. The finish is malty-sweet, with LOTS of pine effervescence, almost indicative of an IIPA. The mouthfeel is not as heavy, though, with a nice floral pine cleansing palate. This is truly a great IPA.