Drink4Satan (666) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a honey colour with an off-white head that leaves good lacing and fades to a solid foamy cap. The nose has that wonderful grapefruit hop citrus and pine smell that comes across as very fresh. The flavour is, again, grapefruit citrus and a sweet toffee malt backbone with some floral and fragrant notes in the finish. The finish is also marked by citrus and is slightly dry with moderate palate duration. It has a medium-thin body and tingly carbonation.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2010 Thanks Jason. Pours to a bright orange yellow filtered body with a creamy white head and nice lacing. The aroma is catty grapefruit and other citrus with some cookies. The flavor is pine and grapefruit with a nice cookie backbone. Lots of malt in this one. Bitter, but not overly so. Nice malty palate. I though it was an APA. 8, 4, 7, 4, 15 = 3.8
Rerate: Thanks Chuck. The beer has an awesome appearance of an orange body with a super sexy white head. The aroma is fruity with a bunch of grapefruit. The flavor is lightly bitter grapefruit with a bunch of malt. The palate is bitter, nicely textured, with a good malt backbone.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber colour with a medium frothy off white head. Aroma of strong grapefruit hops and malts. Initial taste of grapefruit hops with minor malt sweetness. Finishing with a clean, crisp bitter hops. Medium body, minor lacing of the gass and good head retention.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has a nice clear orange look with a minor head and large bubbles in it. The aroma is very piney and hoppy with some nice grapefruit hops. as you drink it there is a strong sitrus hoppy flavor with some initial hints of lemon zest or lemon grass. Then there is an apricot flavor which complments the lemon tartness. The apracot coats the palate and fades at a reasanable rate.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Jason. Orange body with a light yeast hazing. Yeasty orange candy aroma with a similarly orangey flavor. A damn fine west coast IPA.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Rerated a fresh bottle (just a few days old), which was far better than my first experience. Juicy grapefruit, pith, and orange hop character throughout. Not one of my favorites (a bit heavy on the pith), but solid. A bit sweet, or at least heavy in its midsection.
22oz bottle, courtesy of artusory. Thanks, Ryan! Pours a hazy, yellow-orange color; off-white head with patchy lacing. Slightly tart, tropical fruit and grapefruit in the aroma; pretty overripe. Medium, sticky mouthfeel: tropical fruit, resiny grapefruit, and overripe yellow fruits; alright sticky hop character, but just overripe and mildly unpleasant; medium, citrus and tropical fruit finish.
Stine (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22oz. Mandarin orange hue, fairly transparent. Peach skin and lavender aroma; soft and underscored with a subtle malt foundation. Mango brightens it progressively. Laid back but luminous citrus flavors with nuances of cherries and floral tones. Certainly predictable and somewhat plain, but solidly designed and well executed. Crisp, smooth palate. Quite pleasant. Thanks for sharing, Ryan!
3fourths (7530) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle thanks to IrishBoy. Burnt amber color. Pretty good honey hop nose, the fruit and citrus of the amarillo blends well with the pine and nut scents of the simcoe, but the yeast does get in the way, with a homebrew-like muddiness. Intensely bitter, especially in the finish. Honey and cedar round this one out. Finishes dry, bitter, biting, but with a nice fresh cedar wood note. Good stuff.
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A lot of grapfruit and pine but also alot of green earthy hops. Some caramel maltyness to help the hops.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a lovely, clear copper body with a creamy-looking, lush white head.
Smell: Overall hoppy aroma of pine and tropical grapefruit with only a thin measure of caramel malt lurking in the background.
Taste: Starts with a meager amount of caramel malt flavor and sweetness as well as hints of grain. The hoppy, citric bite of pine and grapefruit follows quick with a solid bitterness that lasts beyond the dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A decent IPA. For some reason I really enjoy their bottle labels, finding them both odd and amusing.