hopdog (8867) - 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.
Sammy (8566) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very decent hoppy plus IPA. Pours golden colour, with significant beige head, that leaves very decent lace. Only one-third of a litre, I will drink it! Pleasant aroma, even a touch of roast!?! Above average creamy moutfeel, citrus in the background of this beershake. Hops dominate the malt, drinkable. Found at the Warehouse in Cleveland.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden pour with a thin white head. The nose is quite hoppy with lots of pine as well as a fairly fruity estery yeast profile that is fairly unusual. A touch berryish and sweet with a little bit of peppery ethanol over the top. It’s fairly sweet although it doesn’t seem sticky. Fairly fresh tasting although I think it could be substantially hoppier. The pine seems to intensify quite a bit as it warms up. It’s nice enough, but it lacks the punchiness that it needs to really stand out.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.
Theydon_Bois (8294) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home - 08/06/12.
Amber in colour with a decent off-white head.
Caramel malt base with citrus hops and pine bobbing along on top.
Hops, grapefruit, mango, slightly floral flavour.
Higher end of medium in body with a little booze in the sweetish crisp finish. Ok - no world beater!
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours cloudy amber with white head. Nose and taste of caramel malts and floral hops. Predictable Double IPA.
3fourths (7978) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Shouldn’t have drank this after eating hot sauce and hummus but damn it helped. Almost no head after the initial pour settles out, but the color is a nice peach and slightly opaque. Big sweaty armpit hops - caramelized grapefruit - and caramel malt in the nose. Sour grapefruit metallic flavor up front, it’s a bit astringent and tastes a bit like sucking on a penny. Chewy bitterness, slick but full palate. Lacks freshness, lacks vibrancy in the hops, and feels weighted down by the body, by the sugars.
JorisPPattyn (7885) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Reddish, very carbonated amber beer with just a B.C."H". Very flowery, lunaria , hoppy nose. Very bitter, metallic tang but still some grapey or flowery notes. Unripe strawberries. Slightly burning MF, obviously well-carbonated, at the edge of CO˛ acidity; alcoholwarming. Still a D. IPA, but IMO a slightly oblique interpretation.
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a hazed amber body and a small white head. Aroma is fruity, caramel, crystal malt, orange, kind of sticky smelling. Taste is fruity, lightly bitter, citrus and floral. Lively bubbles, but not quite as dry as I would have liked.
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at DRE. Slightly hazy orangish color with fluffy, one-finger off-white head. Aroma of heavy tropical citric hops, plus some bready malt and fruit notes. Medium, hoppy and fruity palate, with flavors of tangering, mango, and black pepper noted. Very smooth and quaffable with well hidden alcohol, this one is outstanding!