obguthr (4224) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Peanut hulls, unmalted and unhusked barley, and orange peel aroma. Cloudy amber, medium sticky yellow head. Overripe apricot, maraschino cherries, grain, bread crust, crackers. Very busy and certainly not boring.Some DMS. Spellbinding complexities, neat transitions, good balance, one of a kind, but slightly flawed. Entertaining.
jkwalking05 (4009) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Bright orange with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of pine, heavy resin, fresh chili pepper and grass. Taste is of resin, pine, grass.,
nearbeer (3936) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber dated 10-06-10. Hazy, burnt orange with a lasting cap of cream. Nose of orange blossom honey, fresh grain, and juicy citrus. Light-medium body is a bit too watery, but smoothly carbonated and well-dried by the hops. Flavor is resin, grapefruit, Honey-nut Cheerios, and some oak in the long finish.
Iphonephan (3864) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Marble Brewery Tap Room on Santa Fe. Pours a clear dark copper with an ecru head. Aroma of pine and grass. Some sweet caramel flavor underneath the resiny hops. Short bitter finish.
RobertDale (3859) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy orange/gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, caramel, grain, and grass. Taste is tropical fruits, pine, grass, and caramel malt. Lots going on. Nice.
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Arrives from the tap with a pale tan colored head. The beer is a light amber hue that is jsut a touch darker than the Iron Horse (I think). The aroma has a solid citrus character, as well as a dank herbal character and pine notes as well. The beer has a peppery, almost woody character to it as it warms up.
Ample citrus hop flavors as well as a dirty, almost skunky hop note that adds some bite to the hop character. The beer is medium’ish bodied, though not overly heavy and it has a light enough carbonation that provides just enoug of a prickly texture. The finish lingers into a fair amoutn of bitterness as well as a peppery, herbal character that has a bit of rosemary and menthol character, definitely resinous.
A nice Double IPA, not quite as good as the Iron Horse, but once my palate adjusts back from that, this beer comes into its own with its juicy hop character. This is definitely a bit more resinous and dank, which is a nice enough contrast when you are looking for that sort of thing.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bleeng.
Pours a decent cheddar orange with an aroma of slight pine sap immersed in grapefruit juice. Flavor is pine grapefruit and citrus rind. Average mouthfeel. Not bad.
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2011 Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a thick white head. Aroma is a bit odd -- lots of grassy hops, kinda smells like onion grass mixed with a sweaty gym bag. It gets better once you get used to the oddness. Flavor is pretty similar with the same onion grass/sweat qualities, plus some hop resins and a solid caramel malt base. Bitter finish. Took a little while to warm up to but by the end it was quite enjoyable. Great IIPA!
Update 7/30/2011: Had on tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange red with a thick white head. Aroma of lots of sweaty, piney, and grassy hops. Flavor of lots of caramel malts, bitter hops, and some sweaty hops. Solid malt backbone, overall the beer is fairly malty. Hmm, looks like my ratings from both tap and bottle are nearly identical! 8/4/8/4/14 [3.8/5]
Aubrey (3480) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice impy IPA. Grassy-green hops. Lots of fruit as well. And some pine in the back. Soft malts offer caramel, bread dough and bread. White bread crust mostly. Very drinkable, especially for 8 percent. Enjoyed it.
DYCSoccer17 (3392) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle shared by my good friend John. Thanks for bringing this back and sharing it with me! My first New Mexico beer. Bottled on 3/13/11 and tasted in late July. Lots of orange and mandarin citrus hops present to begin with--fairly pleasant and nicely quaffable. Mildly hazy golden body with a medium strong off-yellow head present. Starts chewy with citrus orange, and some mildly hemp-like hoppiness. Lightly astringent in the middle. Finishes dry with some pine hops present. A good deal of "C" hops are here. Not too shabby, but it does seem a bit one-dimensional for my tastes. I imagine this beer is pretty killer if it is fresher.