bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a slight beige head. Nice aroma of resin over lightly roast caramel. Med body. Flavor is sweetish roast caramel with some citrus and resin. Even a bit floral. Itís not harsh. Itís not NWestish. But itís pretty tasty. Loaded with hop. I think itís somewhat underrated.
mcberko (5224) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz. can, pours a murky orange / brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus hops and some unpleasant cloying maple syrup - uh-oh. Flavour is quite musty, with herbal hops, some syrup notes, caramel / toffee, finishing on a hoppy sweet note. The warmer it gets, the more herbal and nastily sweet this becomes. Quite repulsive, really.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: December 05, 2010
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: big hoppy double ipa, malty sweetness is a bit over balanced by a strong bitterness, long bitterfinish
Flavor: a good bitter IPA but I prefer them more on the aroma and flavor side
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Headbanger (2861) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle 12/21/11 (Jackís Mountain Home) 42į in Snifter-Pours a dark orangish amber with a small off white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and malt. Taste of hops, citrus, pine, and grapefruit. This full bodied brew has a weird tartness in there that is throwing things off. Disappointing.
heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 1, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bomber, thanks to my brother. The body is a medium copper hue with a light khaki head. The nose has some earthy sweat and a bit of pine. Then there is also some grapefruit. The taste is mineral and herbal with grapefruit on the back end. There is a strange slight tartness with some bread crust. This one is definitely off.
RobertDale (2849) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at The Pub in the Monte Carlo, Las Vegas. Comes a light amber with a small biege head. Aroma of hops, malt and citrus. Taste is piney hops, malt and grapefruit. Decent.
presario (4522) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Amber with decent thick head. Aroma of hops is subtle with some sweetness. Light and airy supports the strong dry hops well. Sweetness seems to just appear on the tongue.
AWISLguy (1012) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from the Pub at the Monte Carlo. Pours reddish orange with no head, no carbonation. Aroma has citrus and pine, a bit faint. Taste brings grapefruit citrus, some caramel malt back. Some woodiness. Finishes medium length and somewhat bitter. It was not quite as good as the pieces.
Atom (1192) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle courtesy of here4beer! Pours amber/orange with a small white head. Aroma is a candied citrus with honey and caramel, slightly tropical. Taste begins with light hops, into citrus with sweet fruits and caramel, finishing bitter into sweet. Alcohol is hidden pretty well, over all not bad, but lacking the hop presence of a nice DIPA.
cmc619 (367) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Big, foamy, consistent head lattices down a bit as it settles. Beer is dark orange, almost reddish hue to it. Aroma is a bit low in strength, but has some interesting elements to it: mostly non-grapefruit citrus (orange and lime). I could have guessed from the 9.3% ABV, but this beer is hot. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Taste of herbs, mostly. Has a slight medicinal burn to it, accompanied by an unpleasant flavor in the finish. Not a lot of depth here. Missing the hops until the finish--there are regular APAs that smell and taste hoppier than this.