thooper41 (549) - BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at pub: Appearance is amber brown with decent size white head, aroma filled with citrus style hops, flavor is huge on hops also, could be the hoppiest beer i have had with a clean malt backbone.
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Soooo hoppy. I wish I had some right now. Tastes a little like pine trees, but its not overpowering at all. UnfortIunately, I didn’t have a pen with me at Holiday Ale Fest 2007, so I wasn’t able to take notes.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed at Holiday Ale Festival media tasting --Poured a deep mahogany-amber body with a fluffy whitish top. Great sticky mouth feel. Hoppy as sin. Piny, floral hops. Well crafted, not cloying. Earthy and well rounded finish. Great work in making this one!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Holiday Ale Fest 2007. Red/amber color, tall white head. Big hop nose, floral, pine, citrus. Finish is bitter, the floral hops are crisp and bright. Almost tea like quality to the finish from the hops. Very good imperial ipa.
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holiday Ale Fest... Ruby with a frothy, off-white head. Leafy hop aroma, well carbonated and flavors of caramelized hops and a great malt balance. Leafy herbs a with vegetable-like hop finish.