rbrazell (1618) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Proof. Deep golden pour with a bubbly white head. Sweet pale, biscuit and bready malts with piney and grassy hoppiness. Thick, creaminess in the body sweet malty caramel notes in flavor with piney, grassy bitterness. Pretty tasty beer, just nothing that really stands out or over the top.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque mahogany copper with a thin cream colored head. Nose is overly sweet pineapple juice and caramel. The flavor is a bit better balanced with some earthy, dry hops. Still on the sweet side though, with a smooth mouthfeel.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours an attractive slighty cloudy copper-amber color with a thin white head. Grapefruity hop aroma on the nose, but not well-defined. A moderate alcoholic tone is present as becomes more apparent as it warms. Medium-bodied. Hop taste is strong, but instead of a grapefruitiness, there is a soapy/solventy mix that doesn’t finish well. A dissapointment.
SlackerMads (1510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light hazy yellow, small white head. Cheesy hops, straw, caramel, citrus, light peach. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Medium sweet and bitter. Feels nice on the palate, good drinkability.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Beautiful nose and presentation but falls apart on the tongue. Broad aromas of mint, cilantro, woody resin, cinnamon and brown sugar. Pours a nice cloudy, dark copper with a creamy off white head. Lots of sweeter malt on the tongue. More along the lines of an ASA than an IIPA. Mild bittering grassy and resiny hops but the brown sugar malt aspect dominates over the hops. A touch of oxidization as well. Medium bodied, creamy with a lingering grassy bitter finish. Probably loads better fresh. Thanks Matt!
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber from Brawley’s in Charlotte. I loved this beer. Poured into a tulip glass. Poured a slightly hazy gold/orange color with a medium off white head. Aroma is citrusy hops as the beer warms. Flavor was well balanced for an IIPA. Sweet malt dominates at first, which gives way to floral and piney hops. Medium/full bodied with excellent carbonation. Great beer. Wish I had purchased more than two.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewsgrass 07** Poured a nice amber color with a 2 finger head.Lots of piney hop aroma.Hops and malts flavor with a semi sweetness to it.The hops clinged to the back of my throat at the end with some bitterness to it.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle split between three people. Color was ruddy orange with a good soapy head. The smell was intense hops but not pine or citrus. the taste was very hoppy with some tropical fruit flavors but not quite a West Coast. The only complaint I had with this beer was the astringency on my tongue. it got worse as I got to the bottom of my glass. Still, nice to be able to try this one.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-28-2007 16:15:25
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange/amber color with a rather large white head. Lace sticks to the glass the whole way down. Pineapple and tangerine in the aroma with some faint pine. Tangerine and peach in the flavor is rather nice but there is a rather boozy finish that I’m not very fond of. The heat at the end of this brings the score down a notch or two but I could see this one settling down a tad in a month or two.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks AgentSteve. Poured hazy amber orange, smooth, caramel, fruity, earthy hops, malty, little citrus.