murrayswine (101) - Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Picked this beer up on a business trip to Arizona.
It pours a dark orange/amber with a solid head and steady lacing.
The smell is good and balanced hops. Not over the top at all, but delicate and citrusy. It’s got a subtle yeastiness in the smell that’s like a good fresh bread.
The taste is subtle at first, light green hops, a good bit of sweet/sour bitters. Nothing mind blowing, but a beer doesn’t need to be "huge" to be damn good. I would put this in the just write catagory. Not a landmark beer, but if you see one out and about, dont hesitate to pick one up!
Amended: I let this big bitch warm up...HOLY DAMN this is a different beer! drink at 55-60 degrees and this beer is awesome!
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, gold color with a nice hoppy smell. Very nice taste of a sweetness but it had more of a malt flavor to it. Nice bitter finish at the end. I wouldnt say it doggone good like it says on the bottle. Just good for an Imperial IPA.
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head, strong hop aroma. 22 oz. $3.39 at Fred Meyer. What a deal. Even though hop flavor is strong too much maltiness seeps through for my idea of an imperial. Very good though, strong bitter aftertaste that lingers.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(03.17.06) One pint, 6 oz brown bottle purchased from Liquorama.com. 7.5% ABV. IBU 72.41, OG 1.080. Pours clear orange with tiny white head. Soft carbonation. Sweet malt and hop in the nose. Full bodied IPA that starts with moderate malt sweetness and intense citrus (grapefruit)/pine resin flavors. Hop flavors and bitterness increases in the middle. Finishes with lingering hop flavor and bitterness with soap-like flavor fade. An unbalanced beer, this aggressive hoppy beer will leave the inside of your mouth feeling raw. Diehard hopheads will love this beer. Not for the timid.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can you have too much of a good thing? I think so, after having tasted this beer. Maybe its because I found it unbalanced or poorly integrated or whatever adjective you want to choose, but this had all the rich colour and powerful green hop aroma I expected, however the palate was overpowered by bitter hop flavour, leaving it a bit harsh. Heavy mouthfeel, but not smooth as you’d expect. It was still good, but it just didn’t strike me as it did some of the other raters.
thebeertourist (5155) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber with a solid, rocky head. Intense citrus and flowery aromas. Sweet caramel flavours, blending harmoniously with citrus and flowers, eventually ending drier. Medium bodied. A California IPA that manages to be more well-balanced and harmonious than most.
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grapevin Mkt. $4.59 22oz. Yum yum gushing flavors and abundant cascades bring to the front of the nose all that is west-coast wonderful. Caramel and tangerines and medium bodied barley satisfy my five mile thirst. A bargain I’ll seek out again.
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours red-orange with a nice fluffy creamy head. Pleasant piney grapefruit aroma. Nice hoppy kick, but drinks pretty smoothly. Decent beer.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bomber. Clear amber color with a small white head. Citrus hop aroma with some sweet toasted malts to balance things out. Flavor was more hop heavy than the aroma. Big citrus hops with a bit of pine also. Some sweet malt in the background.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color. Sweet hop aroma, with some underlying citrus and pine notes. Flavor matches the aroma, a little on the sweet side than what I was expecting. Hoppy finish, but still somewhat on the sweet side. Solid beer, but nothing special.