JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to jcwattsrugger. Deep amber with a thick fluffy white head. Aroma is a little bit nutty and sweet. There is a fairly prominent woody hop aroma along with a light tropical fruit aroma as well. Some light tangerine and a bit of herbal/spiciness. Soft bitterness over a lightly caramelly/toasty malt base. OK, but kind of underwhelming.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by puddintane: Pours a copper color with a white head, holy floaties batman. Aroma, earthy notes, citrus, caramel, metallic. Flavor, caramel, spices, metallic, sweet malts, an earthy and chunky finish.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber at brewery 5/14/08.
Mostly clear but with large chunks of sediment/yeast cake floaties. (mmmmmm....Vitamine B)
Nice citrusy piney hop aroma with honey and carmelized malt. Sweet caramel malt background with pronounced citrusy and floral hop flavors. Full sweet mouthfeel with some lingering hop bitterness in the finish.
obguthr (4318) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Immensely piney aroma with lightly roasted chestnuts and caramel. Sparkling clear copper pour with a thin peach colored head. Bitter and clean finishing pine needle, but rather weak. Good, but severely lacking in something. The hops are good quality, but the malt doesn’t thrill me. The rating is very generous.
Sammy (9204) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, this could be a pale as it is citrus or an English style IPA. Cloudy orange with substantial white head and a nose of orange-tangerine. Easy drinking under-control hoppy with a mix of hops.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, and juicy resinous grapefruit hops. Flavor is caramel, a hint of soap, and a bitter juicy grapefruit hop finish.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice golden amber appearance with solid white head. flavor is disappointing without a great deal of malt sweetness, with no real specialty malts coming forefront. the hop character is obviously present but not pleasant with it contributing mostly a bitterness without a great deal of flavor. i enjoy legend brews and this was a major disappointment.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: hazy dark copper, wispy off white head,
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma with floral and earthy hops,
Flavor: sweet dark crystal flavor, lots of hop flavor with an astrengent bitterness,
Source: cellar tasting
Aroma: huge fruity character in the hop aroma,
Overall: house buttery character adds to the sweetness, astrengency has faded to a great balancing floral and citrus character, lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. Clear orange body with a fluffy off-white head. Nose is mostly sweet caramel. Body is fairly sweet, viscous style with more caramel and lots of grapefruit rind. Bitterness lingers on the palate for a long time. Fairly soft mouthfeel. This is probably one of the only IPAs I have enjoyed more as it warmed to room temperature, I was ready to give it a worse rating.
fredjaz (112) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a beer for hopheads only. very thin body, low malt presence. Basically just a lot of hops which is not necessarily a bad thing if you want a lighter beer without sacrificing a lot of flavor