jsquire (4061) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky amber color out of the bottle with a thin, lasting off white head. Big nose of alcohol, hop resin and grapefruit. Tons of hop flavors in this with grapefruit juice, hop resin, pineapple and some apple sauce balanced by a big raisen bread maltiness. Long, pinching pine finish. This is a really big beer.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Courtesy of jsquire: Poured a dark orange color with a small white head. Without ever having had this before, this seemed to be on the slow downward spiral. Nose had notes of toasted malts, very crisp up-front resin and some light citrus...there did seem to be a bit of a carboard/oxidized scent permeating its way through. Flavor was nice and bitey, some piney hops with a bit of orange peel and a domineering malt backbone. Decent stuff, would have loved to have tried this fresh. Thanks Jeff for sharing!
lb4lb (2582) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by stopbarking. Thanks man. Pours a cloudy orange color with an offwhite head. Smell is hoppy still, although this is aged a bit. Taste is bright and hoppy with lots of bitter orange in the flavor. Very dry finish and mouthfeel is medium to full with normal carbonation. A pretty good Imperial style IPA.
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2010 Bottle. Clear orange/amber with a viscous tan head, nice lacing. Big citrusy orange and grapefruit aroma with light sherry oxidation. Smooth medium body with soft carbonation. Big flavors of bitter citrus hops meshed with a caramel and light pit fruit sweetness. Nice spicy alcohol twang adds warmth in the finish. A great fireside sipper.
sersdf (1019) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy brown, big frothy head. smells pretty good, honey and hoppy. reminds me of ipas i had in seattle except the hops are a bit old. real sweet, pretty bitter. hardly any alcohol. smooth.
gator2683 (199) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear amber with frothy beige head. big piney aroma with a little fruit and malt. thin/medium bodied and the 10.5% is very well hidden. it starts off with sweet malt and pine with a big blast of bitter and some citruis towards the end.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2008 Pours a deep, slightly hazy amber with a big fluffy white head that shows great retention and sheets of lacing down the glass.
The aroma is a massive juicy sweet hop explosion. Grapefruit and pine play major roles with some sweet caramel maltiness in the background.
The pine hops are prevalent up front in the taste and give way to a sizable caramel malt base. The citrus hops kick in after the malts and leave a nice sticky finish with a pleasant bitterness.
Mouthfeel is smooth but sticky with hop resin with just the right amount of bitterness.
A nice IIPA with great balance of big resiny hops and malts. A great start to my seven deadly sins experience and I’m eagerly anticipating the rest.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks to bitbucket tasting. Amber w/ medium head. Big beer w/ lots of piney hops and medium sweet malts coming through. I prefer my 2IPAs less resiny, but I still really enjoyed this.
josarah (112) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewery, tan head, cloudy amber color, citrus aroma. Strong citrus and juniper flavor, sweet yet very hoppy.
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
22, capped. Thanks, Derkruk! Pours cloudy copper with a lacy off-white head. Aroma of apricots, grapefruit, pine. Medium body, taste of citrus and pine. Pine resin finish with a dash of soap. Could stand a bit more body to balance out the pine.