alkiwat (4) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The taste of malt blends with the ever present citrus undertones The hops are so distinct but yet present an overall balance with the sugars- and the complex fruit balances any caramel which could predominate. Remarkably smooth and creamy for such an intensely hopped beer . A true awakening, and might I say "reward" for the palate.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark gold pour with a loose white head. Lots of fresh ruby red grapefruit aroma with hints of orange zest and lemon, toast and caramel. The flavor is pungent grapefruit and citrus with dashes of black pepper and pine, some savory bubblegum, sake, and toast in the middle and end with a strong catty finish. Creamy, medium full body with soft carbonation.
JoeMcPhee (8466) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at 4th Ave. Pub. Amber pour. The nose is really quite fresh and loaded with lots of bright pine and citrus. A touch of light tropical fruit as well, but mostly dominated by pine. A touch of light citrus, although the body seems to be thinned pretty nicely. Rich, sweet, chewy and quite hoppy. Just a bright, fresh IIPA… not a whole lot to complain about.
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Kuhnhenn. Clear gold/orange pour with a medium white head. Aroma of c-hops (nice citrus, orange) and sweet malt. Orangy hop flavor with some malt and a finish consisting of grapefruit and spicy hops.
dchmela (2641) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Rattle N Hum. Hazy gold pour. Huge citrus pine hop aroma. Smooth malt with a nice balancing bitterness. Awesome.
blipp (6125) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Pours gold with a thin head. Hoppy aroma, florals and pine. The flavor has crisp citric and piny hops, with a light malty sweetness. Nice.
vtafro (3489) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Fourth Ave. Hazy golden orange pour with lacy white head. Citrus, pear, grapefruit aroma. Pear, pine, grapefruit, citrus flavors. Can’t detect any abv.
Braudog (5758) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft pint at the brewpub. What a beauty ... Light orange and pillowy. Beautifully hoppy and citric, quite full-bodied. Big beer that manages to be light in character, too, and deceptively strong. Exceptional. (#3818, 1/25/2010)
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Uptown Grill. Pale golden color, floral hop aroma. Flavor strong of floral and herbal hops, running over an interesting undercurrent of a flavor that maybe is from the rice? Has a finish that is strangely sticky-sweet.
malrubius (1726) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap in semi-clean tulip at 4th Ave Pub. Orange with quickly dissipating white head. Orangy citrus hop and cake aroma. Orange honey cracker (rice cakes?) sweet fruitiness with fairly assertive citrus resin hop bitter finish. Didn’t seem necessarily dryer and crisper than other good ipas. Pretty good.