nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very sweet and hoppy with both caramel malt and pine - citrus hops. The appearance is hazy amber with a large head for the style. The flavor is strong without being astringent with all the elements from the aroma. The palate is right for the style. Overall a well crafted IIPA.
radagast83 (5086) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a medium copper color, medium sized white head. Aroma was hoppy, malty, grapefruit notes, touch of grassy hops. Flavor was grapefruit citrus, with solid medium sweet malty backing. I let this one sit out for a few hours and it was awesome when it reached ~50 something degrees. Alcohol noticeable, but not overwhelming for 10 percent.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is spicy hops and caramel malt. Flavor is hops and a good bit of specialty malt. Lingering crystal malt finish. Medium body. Probably better fresh. A nice beer.
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Small but persistent off-white head atop lightly hazed dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, pine, light catty. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, grapefruit, some mango, bread/caramel. Medium body, fairly resiny/chewy, light acidity.
Kinz (3365) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium orange amber, nice head. Aroma is very pleasantly of fresh grapefruit, quite appealing. Flavor is a mesh of the grapefruit oriented hops and juicy caramel accented malts. Well balanced. Enjoyable, not complex, but very nice. Good mouthfeel as well.
obguthr (4100) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grapefruit and lemon zest nose, with caramel underneath. Clear copper, medium yellow head. Pine needle and maple syrup flavor despite the more citrusy aroma. Honeycomb comes through when quaffed. Full bodied, somewhat resinous. You can really taste the simcoe. Quiet unique.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a medium cream head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, nuts, pine, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, orange juice, roasted grain, grass, lemon, subtle honey, and nuts with a dry, bitter finish.
TheEpeeist (3401) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Murky brown with a thick beige head. Smells of pink grapefruit, cat musk, mango and pineapple. Full body, resiny, sticky and syrupy with a spritz. Taste is orange peel, apricot and juniper. Finishes dry and bready with green olive. This dog has some bite.
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours tawny with a medium, creamy beige head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast, biscuit), heavy hops (pine, floral, grassy, citrus), and heavy esters (apple/pear) with notes of grapefruit, alcohol, sugar, and peaches. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast, biscuit), heavy hops (pine, floral, grassy, citrus), and heavy esters (apple/pear) with notes of grapefruit, alcohol, sugar, and peaches. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation with a sweet then drying finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, pine, resin, light citrus, slight rye, Simcoe, and a hint of caramel. Poured deep amber in color with a small, creamy, rocky, off-white/tan head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Clear. Not sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, rye, resin, pine, slight caramel, Simcoe, slight wood, and a hint of honey. Medium body. Oily, then dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, hop, resin, pine finish is dry. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout. A nice IIPA.