bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Light pine and caramel aroma. Pine and earth flavor with light grapefruit and malt. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Pine and grapefruit lingers with caramel and earthiness.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft… Clear orange ale with a large, frothy, white head. Excellent retention. The aroma delivers tons of tropical fruit – pineapple, guava, mango and a hint of pink grapefruit. Full-bodied and fatty with tickling carbonation. The flavor provides heaps of malt and tons of juicy, citric, rindy hops – nods toward the bitter side of balance. Finishes with a lingering grapefruit rind bitterness.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[On Tap] Lightly hazed golden orange appearance, decent head formation. Blend of orange juice and piney hops on the aroma. Lightly spiced palate, quite a bit of sugar and sweetness, real fruity orange and pineapple. Bitter bite in the finish but fairly mild for a DIPA. Decent flavors and depth but I expect a little more hop assertiveness for style.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Eureka. Rating #65. Hazy, darkish yellow/orange pour with a decent dirty white head. Big juicy citrus sweet aroma. Muted flavor, light bitterness, very subdued overall, but pretty good. (1823)
brokensail (9113) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a finger of white head.
S: Not terribly hoppy and quite sweet on the nose. Some bread and a fairly strong caramel malt smell to it with a bit of pine and grapefruit, some grass, too.
T: The flavor is fairly sweet with lots of floral hops and a bit of grapefruit and orange. Sweet caramel malts and a touch of sugar. Just a touch of pineapple and pine bitterness. As it sits, the pineapple comes through more.
M: The body is sort of light with a medium carbonation.
O: I wasn’t terribly impressed by the nose, but the flavor was pretty nice.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Enoteca in Post Falls, ID. Clear gold, large beige head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, stone fruit, grass. Thick malt body, lots of bitterness on the finish.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft. Small beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, light bread. Medium body, smooth.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear medium amber color with a large frothy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of earthy notes, caramel and tropical fruits. The taste is very tropical with notes of mango, pineapple and canned fruits. Pale malts as well. Medium-full bodied with lingering bitterness. OK... not my favorite.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/8/10. On tap. Cloudy orange pour with a small off-white head. Sweeter cat pee aroma with some flowery citrus notes. Sweeter citrusy flavor with a bitter lingering cat pee flavor.
Strykzone (4198) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A 12 oz bottle hand capped and sent by Hayduke. A delicious looking ale that is opaque mid brown with a small off white head that soon becomes a ring and some independent circles. "Delicious" also describes the aroma. Rich but delicate fruit, caramel, and a bit of alcohol. A surprisingly pleasant feel that is silky smooth. Big alcohol taste but somehow it is not an offensive one. Fruit permeates every sip with nice caramel. Interestingly, in this IIPA the hops are barely noticed. That is actually a compliment to the brewer. The hops offer wonderful fruit notes that were so delicious they just melded into the beer. Just so smooth! How did they do that?! Ron, thank you so much for this beer!