tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chalky character underlies the cereal malt sweetness and citrusy, spicy, pine hop nose. Brilliantly clear copper body is topped by a low but lasting white head that coats the sides of the glass with sudsy lacing. Malt character is a bit lost in the very dry flavour. Mineral, chalky flavour underlies the cirus pine hop flavour. Moderate bitterness and some sweetness in the finish. Dry medium body with decent effervescence that engages the tongue. Snifter. Cellar temperature. Bottle. Bottleworks. Aug-08.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold, white head. Aroma is very malty with caramel, almost cloying, some hops. Flavor is hoppy, malty, doughy with some lingering citrus and bitterness.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a copper/amber with a big head, nice lacing... lots of citrus aroma, mostly grapefruit... A bit of pine in the taste, not as much grapefruit as in the nose... The hops seem muddled a bit, it doesnt have the crispness and balanced complexity of the top notch IPAs... I dont experience the "complex malt flavors" i was promised... OK, but many are better...
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2008
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
12 oz bottle via Bridgeview. Pours a hazy amber with a massive chunky beige head. Nose is some subtle floral/herbal hops and sourness. Taste is sour funk......totally infected. Down the drian she goes. Laughing dog seems to have an infection issue as the two dogzillas i got were also infected :(
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Bottleworks. Nice bitter and sweet malt balanced with a decent floral hop profile. Lots of grapefruit notes in this one. Grassy and floral. Pours amber with biscuit head. Flavor has some lingering pine notes in the finish.
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ WABF 2008. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma with some floral hints. Fruity malty hoppy grapefruit flavor with some floral hints. Fruity malty bitter hoppy finish.
after4ever (6941) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours crystal clear but very dark amber with a towering, fluffy, platinum blonde head. Big woody nose; spent grain’s there, too. Cheerios-esque for sure. Nice medium body. Refreshing; nothing sticky or oily or even creamy about it. Woody, resiny, piney mid-palate with biscuit and crackers there as well. Pretty far away from the bright and fruity side of the IPA world, and very tough-minded and well-made. Nice refreshing, delicious little beer.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, from "By the Bottle" bottle shop in Vancouver, WA. Pours deep pecan amber with a creamy off-white head that lingers nicely and leaves ample lace. Aroma is fruity, earthy and floral with caramel and toffee present as well. Flavor is rich and malty, with more caramel and an over ripe, almost souring summer fruit character, citrus and piney hops as well. Medium to full body, gentle carbonation. Not bad.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught: Aroma of fruit, hops, strawberries, and pine. Poured amber in color with a big, dense, white head that lasted throughout. Sparkling. Hazy. Good lacing. Flavor is light to medium bitter and lightly sweet. Tastes of hops, pine, fruit, and grapefruit. Not all that bitter. Medium body. Slightly sticky, dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Fruity, hoppy, lightly dry finish. Very drinkable.
stchloe (904) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is just the regular IPA but it kicks hop behind, and is better than their DIPA. Super hoppy and carbonated, mmmm.