cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Extreme hop pungency highlights every aspect of this beer, from aroma, flavor and palate right down to the appearance. Many hops died in the production of this monster, but as some evils go, it was necessary to break a few eggs to make this omelet. Extra kudos due to the brewer for its homage to a great classic rock band on its label blurb. Pungency was not my thing at the time of rating, so I may have underrated it. If hop-pungency and drying bitterness is right up your alley, you will be pleased.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin white/off white head. Aroma is big grapefruit hops, with yeasty undertones. Flavor is very hoppy, with notes of pine and grapefruit. Slightly sweet malty notes in the finish, but this one is definitely very hoppy.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle - pours a crystal clear very light yellow/orange color with smallish white head. Aroma is pretty full of crisp, pungent, grapefruity hops, notes of cilantro and garlic. Flavor is fairly hoppy, piney and grapefruity, with a hint of caramel sweetness. Finish is farily balanced, but has a touch of metallic bitterness at the very finish. A fairly nice DIPA overall.
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2009 Pours out clear light amber with lots of foam. Taste is sweet with lots of hops. Nice fruity citrus flavors with sticky bitter finish. Tasty brew for the money.
beerandIT (300) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice double IPA, especially for the money. Lot of citrus, but most notably smells and tastes to me like a peach. I thnk that is what is good and for me in the end what is bad about the beer. I personally want my double IPAs to kick me in the teeth. This is nice though if it id di not have so much citrust/peach flavor I would say it was just an IPA. Nice pour with a good amount of head for an IPA type style. Good color. Being that it is under 5 dollars a bomber at my local beer store does not hurt either. I definitely recommend it at least once.
hopalpeno (1) - East Bay, California, USA - MAR 15, 2009 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
amber, clear, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, sticky, lively, bitter,
PorterPounder (6900) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Liquor Loft - 22 oz bomber. Dark orange pour, silky white head that leaves luxurious sticky lacing on the glass. Extremely fresh, sweet fresh aroma with loads of floral notes, clean piney spruce and hints of citrus. Flavor is full of ctrusy grapefruity goodness but is not lip puckering bitter - it’s almost as if someone poured hops directly into the glass. Slight bitterness is balanced out by a nectar sweet caramel syrupy sweetness. Been a while since I have been bowled over a hop bomb - maybe it is my longing to get back out west. Thick, sticky mouthfeel - enjoyed this one immensely.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle attractively priced at $3.99 at Green’s in Atlanta. Pours a hazy amber body with a medium beige head. Huge aroma of citrusy marmelade. Orange, pineapple, and mango notes really jump out. Medium body is a bit chewy with toasty caramel but a spritzy carbonation blends all the elements into a balanced delight. Taste leans toward pink grapefruit and mango, with a prominent orange marmalade element. Alcohol is concealed quite well. Extremely drinkable and the price is right.
Aurelius (4918) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I could have started with the aroma, worked down to the the appearance, etc., and done the dicing of this beer. The long and short of it is that this is an epitomical AIPA. Good balance, grapefruit all over the place, caramel, sweet, thick mouth, big beer.
Long, sticky citrus finish. Big beer, nice drinking, even for someone who’s not a hophead. Sturdy work by Lagunitas. Market Square Liquors.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the local shop down the road. A sparkling, golden-orange body with a lasting, filmy head and blanketing lacing. Looks sticky and vibrant. In your face grapefruit and lemon aromas backed up by fresh flowers and heavy pine. Good abundant scent to make the mouth start to water. Bitingly bitter feel with a medium, dry body. Fairly warming to the belly with a lingering bitterness. Fresh oranges and lemony grapefruit followed by resinous pine and a noticeable biscuit/bread malt backbone. Not as over the top as I was anticipating considering the 102IBU claim on the bottle, either way it was more than satisfying.