LinusStick (3052) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious and different IPA. Aroma was nice. Strong bitter citrus hops leaning on grapefruit. Pour was a nice deep dark amber with a 3 finger near tan head. Taste was very bitter with grapefruit dominating and a very sour drying aftertaste. Nice carbonation. The mouth and throat are bone dry after swallowing- I love sour beers so this was good but like Captain Cougar said, I think something may have been off.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle: Pours a mostly opaque with a very large, overcarbonated clingy froth of beige head. Aroma, unfortunately, has strong notes of sauerkraut and some faint dark roasted malts. Body starts effervescent and semi-tart with a touch of dark caramel and roasted malts, before a drier, more bitter finish Sadly, the citrusy hops are overshadowed by a bad infection. Looks like I must’ve gotten a bad bottle, since no one else seems to note any of these problems.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours a clear brown to cola color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and citrusy with notes of malt, grapefruit, honey and hints of spice. Flavor is sweet and citrusy with notes of honey, grapefruit, floral hops and malt. Generally light to medium body with a floral hop finish.
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to sebletitje. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is woody, spicy pine with some citrus to it. Flavor is malty red grapefruit, some chocolate and bitter hops (think citrus and red grapefruit) to finish off. Nice and enjoyable.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of sebletitje. Pours a slightly hazy brown with a small off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrus and floral hops with chocolate and coffee. Taste is the same as aroma but more prominent. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good.
rustymccrea (1) - , Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great Beer, a bit chocolate in flavor with some nice hop boost. Great with some heavy food. Nice and creamy. Perfect for relaxing after a hard day, probably wont have many of these though as I like the Stone IPA better and it is less expensive.
BJP2006 (43) - Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
As much as I liked this beer 1 was my limet something in it made me feel like I had more than 1 pours a black almost porterish color with an offwhite head big and I mean big hop nose kinda like jucyfruit fishes nice and bitter like a good IPA should , Interesting Brew
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to JMFG, I think. The smell is strong on the hops and vanilla, but the hops smell a little bit aged. The hops are still strong in the taste, though. Strong vanilla taste, also. Makes me think of a hopped up vanilla porter, or something. Interesting mix of flavors.
mar (5064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. black pour with a creamy head. very smooth on the palate with a good flavor of roasted malt and some slight hops. clean finish with some bitterness.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye.
Pours a deep brown/black with beige head.
Aroma is fruity, roasted barely. Flavor has some fruit, nice hoppy tang, roasted barely, nice bitter. Medium mouthfeel, high carbonation. Overall, I really like this....good stuff!