bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lightly hazy burnt orange body with a small beige head. Aroma of breadiness, caramel, citrus, and light pine. Flavor of toffee and bitter hops.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle pours a hazy orange/brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of sharp and leafy hops-grapefruit, pine and citrus rind. Resinous hop bitterness from start to finish. Only a vague hint of malt sweetness. A bit overdone in the hop bitterness department for my tastes but the hopheads should be all over this one.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bronze with a milky tan head. The aroma has tropical hops, floral hops, orange citrus and caramel malt. Medium / full body with a good amount of carbonation with a resiny feel. The flavors start like the aroma along with woody / piny hops and dry grapefruit. The finish is resiny and has a smooth bitterness. Overall this starts with smooth hops and malt and finishes with bitter / harsh hops for a fantastic balance. Well constructed IIPA.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with crizay - Pours a clear copper color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, and floral hops, resin, and a tad bit of toasted malt. Flavor is a little more balanced, but still leans toward the hops. Medium to full body. Hops and alcohol are left on the palate. A very good beer. Thanks Chris.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasty. Pours a few specs from clear. Deep brown with shades of red. One nothing Yankees, up on Boston (they go on to win, swept the series). Minimal fluffy white head with strong retention. Aroma of alcohol and sweet pine hops and touches of friut. Flavor is balancing on the hoppy side with a nice sweet roasted malt on the other. Hoppy finish but to my T does not linger.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, bright red color with a small white head. Aroma is big; aggressive, crisp, clean pine, a touch sweet. Tons of pine in the body, sharp, biting. Medium body, intense bitter finish. Worth seeking out.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
clear dark amber, wispy off white head,
sweet pine and citrus aroma plus a bit of caramel sweetness to double up on the sweetness,
big sticky pine sap body,
lots of sweet pine flavor balanced by a fair amount of short lived intense bitterness that fades to a long bitter finish, hop flavor lingers along with the bitter finish, a hint of alcohol appears as it warms, the sweet and bitter take turns being the dominant character
cut back on the bitterness to have a real winner, will have to age a bottle for 6-9 months to see what the malt does without the intense bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 14/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 29, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
medium amber/red color, crystal clear, with smallsih light tan head. Aroma is full of resiny, citrusy, green hops, hint of grapefruit and pine needles, touch of light caramel and vanilla. Flavor is fairly hoppy and resiny, fair amount of light caramel and chewy malts, bit of oak, with a moderately bitter finish. A nice IIPA, definitely on the maltier side of the style, dancing the line between IIPA and barleywine, but pretty good overall.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 27, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one tasty 2IPA. Fruits, flowers, and pine in the aroma. The flavor has a hint of sweetness and is quite rich, yet not overpowering. Superb.
danglefruit (8) - Waldo, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2007 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked this one up in the bomber after really enjoying the B.O.R.I.S. at Alefest. Wasn’t quite as "mean" as I was expecting, but this is still a decent brew. Color is reddish-orange with almost white head. Drops quickly. I definitely can taste the hops, but the backbone is sweet. Although I thouroughly enjoyed it, I thought at 168 IBU’s this would be a lot hoppier. I was slightly disappointed, but this is still a great ale. Good with Erie perch too.