bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delerious combined aroma of citrus and pine. Deep amber color with frothy tannish head. Starts with pine and moves to grapefruit, followed by belgian candy sweetness (have to get that alcohol from somewhere). The Belgians are trying out double IPAs, and I could have thought this was one. The lingering finish is complex, but the hops are definitely there.
mcberko (13894) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours cloudy orange with a medium white head. Aroma suggests something other than an IPA, with lots of wheat, caramel sweetness, and heavy malts. Flavour of muted dry hops, wheaty notes and sort of stale caramel malts. Seems like there’s either something off about this or that the malts and hops don’t mesh well. Either way, not very stimulating.
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured hazy copper color with a moderate white frothy head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet small alcohol bite finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer.
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear copper with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of grapefruit with hints of orange and apricot also light pine and carmel notes. Palate was light to medium bodied, crisp and dry. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, light earthiness and light carmel with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Particulate-filled topped by a medium off-white head. Aroma is fairly tame, medium sweet, grapefruit/pine. Taste is sweet, fruity, grapefruit/floral/orange, some caramel, light alcohol. Resiny medium-full body.
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lightly hazed amber DIPA with a thick creamy lacing off white head. In aroma, nice caramel malt with smooth floral c-hops, resinous. In mouth, a smooth californian DIPA with citrusy floral hops, grapefruits, biscuitty malt, a classic, not over the top. On tap at New World Brewery, Jan. 8 2011.
bu11zeye (12684) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle-pours a retaining off white head and hazy amber color with particles. Aroma is citrus hops-sweet, secondary medium malt-molasses. Taste is citrus hops-sweet, secondary medium malt-molasses. Somewhat syrupy mouth feel, alcohol. Mild carbonation. Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing.
BeerandBlues2 (12045) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz bottle received via trade with mgumby10. Pours hazy harvest orange with a small, frothy, white head, somewhat lasting with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, cookie, lightly toasted grain), heavy hops (pine, flowers, grass, citrus), average yeast (dough, sweat) with notes of apple, pear, and butter. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
Drake (11576) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy copper color with a large frothy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of sticky citrus hops with a tropical and herbal finish. Taste is bitter citrus hops along with mango, melon and a resiny finish. Smooth, medium bodied. The bitterness lingers at the front of the tongue. Good beer.