bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a hazy burnt orange body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of citus and breadiness. Flavor is loaded with malt, hops, and caramel.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured a deep orange color with small white head. The aroma was really fruity with sweet malt. Taste had a strong bitterness that lingered. Strong flavor hops balance the sweet caramel malt taste and a touch of warmth from the alcohol.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz glass bottle - Dull brown murky appearance– nice white head– nose of fresh hops, cannabis , sweet fruits , and alcohol – heavy to medium body – initial taste is sweet then turns bitter , hops , malt and coffee - aftertaste malty chocolate , and bitter
mjg74 (2363) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, BevMo La Mesa. My pack is 8.6%. Thick syrupy pour. No head at all. Color is medium to dark amber. Sweet fruity aroma up front. Along with some bitter piney hop character. Fairly sweet up front with a bit of maltiness. The hop bite is not as pronounced as alot of 2IPAs. Sweet and malt seem to dominate. Alcohol is very well hidden.
raphael (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
first scents of peachy malt followed by lemony hops, nice amber color, head with some lacing, sharp on the tongue, mildly aromatic in the mouth. first taste is pine, caramel malt, something off I cant name--a little metallic, hint of smoke; modest finish
hopdog (7650) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Poured a deep orange color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus and caramel. Tastes of caramel, citrus / oranges, and some melons. Definitely sweeter (brown sugary) than it was bitter. Light alcohol in the finish (but overall well hidden). I would have preferred more of a hoppy / bitterness to balance out the sweetness.
GG (1980) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On the pour the aroma is unmistakeable. You know your are about to consume a DIPA. Citrusy hop aroma combined with just enough caramel malts to make things play nice together, but I also found a bit of juniper berries in there. Appearance was a hazy, orangy body with a white fluffed head. The levels of IBU’s seem to be on the lower end of the scale as it’s not absurdly hopped. Instead you get a quaffable, nicely balance beer. Yet another good beer from the guys at Mad River.
riversideAK (5404) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing aroma of grapefruit and slight pineyness. Nice orange/amber color. Citrus hop flavor comes in after an initial straightforward sweetness. The body of this beer is relatively light for the style, as I could drink a six pack of it in a sitting if I wanted to. This is a damn fine beer.
IrishBoy (3614) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from aspidites; Thanks Mike! Nose is very citrusy hops mixed with some light caramel notes; medium hazy copper color with a small beige head; flavor is very hoppy with medium bitterness and lots of tart lemon and sour orange accents.
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy burnt orange, small white head lasts a while. Citrus aroma, orange and grapefruit. Very bitter, hoppy. Classic american hop taste, like grapefruit juice. Smooth, solid, enjoyable but not fantastic.