BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a tasty little take on the style. Fruity grapefruit nose, with lots of citrus and resin, I mean lots of resin. The hop profile smells really fresh. Lots of sweet maltiness on the palate, but this is definitely a hop overload. Lots of resiny oils throughout, the hop profile almost clashes with itself from being so bold, but it still pretty decent.
3fourths (8699) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2013 Draft at Southern Sun in Boulder. Cloudy orange, murky, glowing, thick foamy white head, it looks delicious. Super dank and grassy hop nose at first, some pine nut and fruit develops after a few more sniffs… really quite enticing. Flavor at first is a mixture of drank, fruity hop cones and burnt almond/peanuts, chewy and full on the palate, over the middle it develops some unwelcome dried bran and oat flavors, some caramel toast as well, but overall it’s a big, sticky, dank hop bomb of an IPA. Fruity and dry at times, reverting back to the burnt almond/dried bran, then more fruity and dank hop oils. Hard to deal with how different this is sip to sip, actually, but I enjoyed it.
TikiE (368) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap: a mouthfull of hops that keeps you wanting the bitter sweet finish. Pours an orangish, blonde with a fine lacing. A delicious IPA!
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reviewed on: 11-13-2006
Poured from a growler. I knew this was the one to fill my growler with the moment i tasted it. Very dark color, almost brown and quite hazy. The first taste is very hoppy and enjoyable. It does remind me of Deschutes Inversion but better.The drinkability on this one is pretty high but it seems a little strong. Highly recommended.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Power Plant Strong Ale Fest ’07. Sweet, floral, citric aroma, nice caramel maltiness to blend with the huge hops here. Hazy medium copper color with a fine head. Flavor is rife with pungent hops, green and appropriately dominant, with a hop flavors appearing first and the bitterness arriving later. Huge pine and citrus, some pine. Fairly low in effervescence, mouthfeel is smooth and thin. Pretty tasty, if not outstanding.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite Pubs anywhere....great service, grub, and brew. This IPA could be my permanent session beer...smooth, super hop fruity aroma, even better flavor...there’s nothing to complain about with this one. The lemon grass really makes a difference with this one. Boulder is too far away to get this regularly....I’ve gotta brew up a reasonable clone of this!
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Power Plant Strong Ale Festival 12/8/07. Pours a hazy orange with a small, beige head that diminishes. The nose is of big piny hops and light caramel. The palate, on the light side of medium-bodied, is slick with a dry, bitter finish. Big piny resinous hops dominate the flavor with a caramel malt backing struggling to keep the bitterness of the hops in-check. I found this one a bit too dry for my tastes, despite how much my buddies seemed to enjoy it. I suppose I’ll just have to give it another try if the opportunity presents itself.
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mountain Sun. Not terribly different from the I&IPA. This is an American extreme IPA and well done.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Power Plant SAF
Highly hazed yellow-orange with a creamy white head and good lace.
Aroma of papaya, mango, peach and pine.
Very piney and grassy, but very easy to drink.
Medium body. Oily. Average carbonation. Semi sweet finish.
Really a nice American IPA. Good stuff.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Power Plant Strong Ale festival. Hazy orange color. Piney, resiny, and citrus aroma with some candi sugar. Real nice. Taste is resiny, piney, and to a lesser extent tangerine and grapefruit. Moderate bitterness. Not a lot of sweetness.