Oscbert (1019) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
~Pours a light golden amber color with big fluffy white head.
~Very aromatic! Could smell the hops from a distance! Citrus grapefruit hops with some sweet sugary malts. Sticky scent.
~The favor starts sweet at tip of tongue, but quickly turns into a grapefruit hop explosion.
~Medium sticky feel. Nice bitter sweet finish.
~ I wasn’t expecting anything from this brew. Man I’m glad I picked it up. This is very delicious! Very hoppy like I like, but not over the top. Yum!
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy tpd975 I think. Pours a hazy golden color. Thin white head, fizzy carbonated lacing. Very sharp bitter hops in the nose, citrus, tangy, vanilla in finish. Flavor has a bitter start, nice full creamy malty body, with finishes bitter as expected. Smooth, sharp, very good. Very generous on the hops.
douglas88 (5925) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 Bottle thanks to Santa. Pours a clear amber with a thick white head. The aroma is awesome; tons of citrus, ripe and full, plus a bunch of pine trees. The flavor is also great; a smooth initial citrus and vanilla flavor followed by a distinct, but mellow bitter hop. A smooth and juicy mouthfeel, and a dry finish. It’s like having a jolly rancher in your mouth. Some fizzy carbonation and almost no alcohol. Damn good.
mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet but not cloying, with a long, dry, super bitter finish. I really don’t know what else to say. This is a great DIPA, and is one of the better brews that I have tasted from this style. Hop stoopid pretty much sums it up.
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Risque Cafe. Pours dark orange with a think, white head. Smells of fruits and hops. Very strong hop flavors. Deliciously bitter. Alcohol is not overpowering at all.
d0ggnate (4) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another bottle I have lying around after a trip to SF about a month ago. I got a chance to try it at Toronado, but there was no chance I could review it while there. Now’s the time.
Poured golden/amber/orange and clear as glass. A nice single finger head layer tightly laces my pint glass. Sweet floral hops and citrus/tart aromas jump out at you. The nose is slightly tropical. Nice and hoppy flavors. Very floral still, but a bit piney, too. The hops also bring an oily/resined flavor. Deliciously bitter.
I found this to be a deliciously drinkable IPA. Love the hop character and I could drink 3-4 of these before I knew I was too drunk to lift a glass. Great beer from one of my favorite breweries.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Map Room. Nice orange pour with a white head. Really nice aroma of grapefruit and other citrus. Nice amount of grapefruit hops and good bitterness with some solid malt balance. Goes down amazingly well for a 8.2% beer. Really enjoyable. I love the name as well.
BCAR (221) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Grumpy Bulldog, Naperville, IL.
Beautiful deep orange pour with a nice bit of head. Nose is resin pine with alcohol in the background. Grapefruit also comes through nicely. Flavor is dominated by those beautiful hops and there is a nice sweeness to the taste followed by a good malt presence then ending with an appropriate bitterness. Really good brew.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle: pours beautiful orange colour small white head. aroma is all citrus hops with a big sticky malt background, slight lemon also. flavour is a sticky malt with plenty of citrus grapefruit hops very sticky palate but still good drinking.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Oregon Brewers Festival. IMHO, this was the best of the festival. I could never tire of this beer.