trevor211 (1604) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange with quite a head. Nice citrus and herbal hops on the nose, balancing the light caramel well. The flavor has more malt up front -- wish they’d let those falconer hops shine -- and finishes with a very vinous bitterness. Tasty, but for a special brew made to commemorate a brewer, I expected something more refined.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
can... dark clear orange, copper in the center, huge light tan head, excellent spider web lacing... pretty nice nose, grapefruit and malt, grass... the taste is a bit too strong, chewy hops, lots of malt, sweetness is gone, alcohol finish... solid, for a canned beer, I’d have again
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear coppery orange, white head. Sweet orange and brown sugar aroma, a little soapy and floral. Not quite as sweet as it smells, with an oddly nutty ceral quality to the malt. Dries out a lot as it finishes, with grapefruit, pine, cedar, and a nice bitter finish. Nice finish, but I’m not big on the way the malt comes across here.
brianprentiss (693) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
this is an okay beer, fine for a session pale ale, but to make this a special ipa, just not that impressive.
StefanSD (2359) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2011 12 oz can tasted at Freddy’s. Pours a dark copper color with a medium beige head that has good retention. The aroma is tropical fruits, nuts and some caramel. The flavor is more of the same, some biter grapefruit set in a caramel malt base with piny hops finishing. The papate was full and creamy with lively carbonation. Finished short and dry. Overall: A very satisfying DIPA.
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can served in a tulip. Pours clear dark orange with a large white head. Good retention and decent lacing. Aroma is dough, oranges, and grass. Medium bitter flavor, minimal sweetness. Medium body, sticky texture, avg carbonation, and a long, dry, bitter-astringent finish.
alexanderj (3532) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; poured an amber/orange color with a big frothy head. Aroma of orange, yeast, citrus, with some earth and bread. Flavor was a bit more hoppy than expected. Earthy and citrus dominated, and it fades to some caramel and bread. Still quite easy to drink. Nice beer.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy amber color with a half finger thick off white head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops and very light toasted caramel malt. Flavor is toasted malt and pine hops. Medium body. A decent beer. I would imagine this beer is much better fresh.
Beerman6686 (6258) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First to rate thanks to womencantsail! This poured a medium amber color with a beige head. Aroma was sweet caramel malt, light biscut, and citrsy lemony hops. Flavor was almost balanced, but a bit too much on the malty side for my liking, malt is themain focus here with medium bitterness and little hops taste. OK.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at 1702 pours light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is doughy with lots of toast and big grassy hop notes. Flavor is very malt forward with lots of nuts and again toast ending with a grassy/pine hop presence that is equal parts bitter and astringent.