beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 12 oz bottle. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a very thin white head that fell fast. Very sweet IIPA with a big citrus grapefruit character. The hops in the nose weren’t as aromatic as I was hoping for, leaving the character more on the sweet side. Caramel and citrus sweetness took over the palate with just a medium bitter finish without a ton of floral hop notes. Just ok, not floral and crisp enough to compete against some of the nother great IIPAs out there.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle thanks to foolish mortal for this extra. pours a very dense reddish orange with big head. aroma is very orangey, citrus, grapefruit, with sweet caramel malts. flavor has a sharp bitterness at first but that fades quickly and a noticible absence of hop flavor and finish. too malty, caramel and biscuit, lacks a hop punch. rather acidic. mouthfeel is fizzy and medium body. the beer suffers from not using enough hops at all levels.
omhper (18347) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Cloudy dark amber, small head. Rich grapefruity hop aroma. Rather sweet and solidly malty with light crystal malt character. Very rich on soapy, grapefruity hops. Lingering bitterness. Very American and straight to the point - and very good!
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 31, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of stoutlover72. Hazy orange/gold with an off white head. Caramel and orange citrus nose, sweet. Smooth, full palate. Pleasant, bitter/sweet orange flavors, caramel and brown sugar. Lovely!
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep cloudy amber with a nice beading. The aroma is big caramel malts with a good dose of citrusy hops. The body is med. with a nice chewiness. The flavor is far too malt focused with big caramel and just a med hop presence of fresh pine and apricot. The finish is far too sweet and not drying enough.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Dec. ’06. Moderately hazy, medium to deep amber colored with an attractive and long lived off-white head. Great lacing. Aroma is fruity and floral, a touch of sweetness. Medium to full bodied with softer carbonation. Moderate hop bitterness up front with a decent balance of malt sweetness. Moderately lingering bitterness, lacking perhaps a touch on hop flavor. Overall, quite a nice hoppy beer, I would be glad to drink this again.
Zeswaft (1316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky copper color and no head. Aroma is really sweet fruit candy. Flavor is really malty for an IIPA. Lots of lingering citrus hops and bitterness in the finish. This is good, but it seems really different than most IIPAs.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from realale420. Hazy dark orange color with small white head. Malty aroma. The taste was fantasic, Rich malty taste with bitter citrus hop flavor. Slighty sweet but not too much. I really liked this beer.
hayduke (3079) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2008 Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden dark orange with a medium white head that left nice clean lacing rings around the glass as it settled. Solid nose of hops and citrus, wtih a little apricots. Mouthfeel is smooth and clean, and the flavor is malts, fruits, flowers, and even a little pine. Very complex flavors. Alcohol is well hidden. Finish is bitter as is fitting an IPA. This is at the low end of the hop spectrum for DIPAs but is more drinkable than many. Good bottled brew and it will be nice to see this move on to some of the local taps as this is a local product.
FoolishMortal (982) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle. Murky light brown-orange with a thin film of white head. Heavy pine resin and candied pineapple hop aromatics. Pine-Sol up front that develops into a more pleasing pine and grapefruit flavor as it drops out of a high nasal register. Unobtrusive malt base peers through amidst an acrid floral bitterness. Residual resin and a metallic bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, fairly dry.