bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draft) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, caramel, toasted grain, and herbs. Flavor of hops (citrus, herbal) and caramel malt.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Tasting, Pre-RBSG
hazy orange, frothy beige head, streaks of lace,
big sweet tangerine aroma,
lots of fruity tangerine flavor, bitterness starts of low and grows into a long finish,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at MBGF07. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy sour citrus hop aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Heavy smooth balanced grapefruit flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.This is a standout beer.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler... March 08 Tampa Bay Tasting... Clear yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Fruity, floral, earthy nose... a total hop bomb! Lots of fuzzy and tropical fruits in there. Medium-bodied and acerbic with restrained carbonation. Fruity, tangy flavor. Moderate to medium bitter. Dangerously drinkable. Bitter, astringent, dry finish. Growler provided by BBB63!
Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I confirm this is the best of the regular available product line. Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Very light yellow with a soapy head. Amrillo hops, its in the aroma, it gives it an orange taste. Average mouthfeel.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Snifter at the brewery. Fresh juicy orange and pine tar greet the nose, with some sweet honey and hop oil notes. Some yeast presence up front, muddled, but then the beer turns sharp and textured, finishing with a homebrew resemblance, then more of a juicy blood orange hop flavor with a bit of sweetness.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler sampled at the Pre-RBSG ’Tosa gathering on 6/21/07 courtesy of BBB63: Pours a clear orange amber with a frothy, well-lacing white head. Nice, fresh citrusy piny hoppy aroma has a touch of lightly sweet pale malt. Starts lightly sweet and pale malty with good earthy fresh hops toward a crisp bittersweet finish. A nice double IPA.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler thanks to BBB63! Poured a slightly hazy medium golden with a loose ring of white head. Aroma was of hefty grapefruit and juicy pears with a sweet fruity backing.. loved it! Flavor found roughly the same stuff.. sweet grapefruit and pears.. juicy overall.. high-ish pine and pear bitterness. Great balance to it.. long, juicy bitter finish. Thanks Mike!
Ibrew2or3 (6440) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to BBB63 for bringing this tasty growler to Degarth’s Tampa tasting.
Pours deep gold with white head. The aroma doesn’t take any effort to pull in due to its strength. I easily pick up notes of pineapple, grapefruit, mild floral hops and some malt sweetness. The taste seems sessionable to start as the mild malt sweetness, pineapple, and pine hops ramp up to full power. The hops peak with late addition hop flavor to midway before the bottom drops out and the onrush of hop bitterness overtakes the flavor into the finish. Seems to taste and feel more like an IPA than an IIPA since it is smooth, well blended and extremely quaffable. Beware, dangerously drinkable.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber big IPA where the house yeast is more apparent than usual.
Exquisite hop blend produces a very complex aroma. Incredibly piney, powerfully aromatic, but ultimately not so bitter at all. Concentrating on aromas and these are concentrated indeed. Also surprisingly not very citrusy at all. Original in that regard.
The yeasty sourish breadiness takes a lot of room here and attenuates the toasty feel. Surprisingly has very little carbonation at all, though I’m not sure it’s something I disliked. Not much happens outside the hop scope, but well-focused.