Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Pizza Port Carlsbad poured a clear copper with a lasting off white head. Aromas of carmel, pine and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of carmel, pine and orange with a clean lightly bitter finish.
rlgk (8487) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Hazy amber beer with a nice hed. Hoppy and milky aroma, grassy and with tropical fruits. Hoppy flavor, metal and perfume, some tropical fruits.
BeerandBlues2 (8481) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2011 GABF 2009 and again at Oggi’s Point Loma. Pours clear light yellow with a small, fizzy white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, hay, straw, cereal), heavy hop (flowers, grass, pine, resin), average yeast (sweat) with notes of pear, peach, honey, and apricot. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness. This beer is a bit boozy.
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear, deep yellow ale with a small, fat-bubbled, creamy, white head. Good retention. The nose is a fruity swirl of grapefruit, apricot, peach, guava and a sprig of pine. Full-bodied and creamy with spent carbonation. The flavor offers nice malts – honey and toffee. The hops seem more aromatic than bitter. Finishes bittersweet and nearly balanced – a little more sweet than bitter. Bottle courtesy of mashmaster!
hopdog (8241) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 On tap @ the San Diego Strong Ale Fest. On cask. Poured a darker amber color with a small white head. Piney with some grapefruit and oranges. Sweet with a bitter finish.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber with a hazy hoppy aroma, bright citrus aroma (grapefruit and tangerine) and a fairly wet earthiness. Flavour is earthy and softly citric with grapefruit and chewy orange pith bitterness. The malts are a bit sweet and cloying, but lacking in character. Not really the type of IIPA I go for.
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold with hints of apricot orange colors. Sticky whiteh head. Grapefruit hops and sticky caramel malt nose. Flavor is big and bold with citrus hops, grassy hops, and a very big sweet caramel malt backbone.
Sammy (7720) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Carmel Country Road. This batch was 7.99% listed. Orange with minimal lace. Strong with heavy malt, good mouthfeel. Every hop they can find and put together here, cascade, warrior, amerillo, etc. etc. And dry-hopping.
BMan1113VR (7696) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with a fluffy bone head over a hazed golden orange body with awesome lacing and retention. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and tons of citrus hops in between. Earthy and chewy caramel notes as well. Taste is pine and grapefruit peel bitterness and a nice caramel-alcohol back bone that melds the flavor for a bitterness focused hop bomb in the best possible sense of the name. Highish residual sugars for the style. Creamy carbonation and quite enjoyable!
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught; apparently from Oggis San Clemente. Marks for Appearance are an average, as beer was sampled in weak artificial light after dark. Orange marmalade hops in a rather astringent nose. Hopcake (another!), very bitter, quinine-like, vegetable bitterness. Nearly puckeringly dry, medium bodied. Talk about "over the top"...