WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours orange with a stable tan head. Nose is sweet and quite hoppy. Taste is sweet hoppy and too bitter for my liking. Taste is no match for the nose.
DocLock (9998) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2008 at Squires. Freshly poured right now as I drink it. Pours clear deep copper with dark straw bottom lip and 1-finger off-white head that retains well. Nose is huge, huge mangoey hops, with caramel malt, honeydew, and canteloupe. The nose here reminds me a lot of Stone X. Tastes very hoppy, tropical fruity, with a solid malt bill, and late resiny flavor. Rich, complex flavor and palate. Waters out a bit late, with the malt taking a backseat and the heft reducing a bit, but overall, if you love hops, you’ll crave this.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured an orange amber color with a big off white head that retained fairly well. aroma has nice bitter and citrus hops without being in your face. mouth feel is medium with good carbonation and nice coating. flavor starts toward the bitter hop side, sweetness picks up, light citrus pops in, good malt balance, and nutty traces. this is actually quite nice, well balanced, and plenty hoppy without being carried away.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Deep amber brown , clear ale with good white top.< br />Nose: Citric aroma , fresh mango , grape like hints with touch of rye malt.
Flavor/Palate : Raw bitterness , hop feel with sweet amber malt as fill up. Bit rough at edges. Late alcohol burn. Felt a bit thin especially if you compare to its richness of flavours.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz from Once Upon a Vine, Richmond. Lovely amber pour with a thick silky head, this is a delightfully fresh and flavorful entry from this slept-on brewery. Gentle hop aroma, not a face-wrecker by any means but a solid and lightly tropical IPA. Slight toasted malts in the flavor give it a nutty complement, like some sort of trail mix of IPAs or something. Mouthfeel could be a bit thicker, but this one’s very nice.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - 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 (5650) - 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 (11176) - 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.