luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Southern Sun. 8 oz. sample. Beer was a hazy, medium, tawny-gold color with a white, frothy, mostly diminishing head. Nicest of MS’s IPA’s. The aroma was pretty—clean, floral and fruity. It was malty with moderate notes of toasted grain and sweet caramel; Hoppy with a moderate notes of herb, resin/pine and flowers; Yeasty with a trace soap note; Miscellaneous notes of moderate green apple and pineapple. The flavor was moderately bitter, moderately sweet, lightly acidic and trace salty with a long, grippy, moderately bittersweet, lightly acidic finish. Slightly salty all of the way through. The body was medium, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was average.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is truly great stuff. Powerful and pungent aroma, of grapefruit and pine needles. The flavor is a little more earthy than I expected, with some great fruit flavors lingering throughout. Has a kind of tea like consistency that kind of sits on your palate and lingers and lingers after each sip. Nice!
waolsen (1367) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap. amber pour with huge frothy head. Huge hops and grapefruit aroma. Nice hops, fruit, grass adn earthy. This has a much fresher taste than their XXX IPA. Very nice.
Braudog (5950) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full size draft at the brewpub, 4/14/06: Light orange and ruddy. Mandarin orange aroma. Fruit-salad hoppiness with a neat bitter finish. Excellent.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005
Golden coloured with a hazy appearance. Very hoppy. Fruity flavoured slightly bitter finish.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
another over the top loaded with more hops than you know what to do with ,,,i give my friends the swan song. resiny grapefruit, citrus, pine infused sticky hops all the way down. good but still about the same as there others. slightly monochromatic.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Juicy, fruity aroma is packed with orange blossoms, lemon, lime, grapefruit and pineapple. Clear golden body with a very low ring of white head that diminishes completely. Simple and sweet up front with some tannins, some citrus and floral notes and a fair balancing bitterness that keeps from cloying but it is generally fairly boring. Medium light body with rather low carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub with ClarkVV, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
Rastacouere (6148) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight white ring covers the hazy orange body. Heavily juicy nose, avoiding any malt notion to concentrate on limey, herbal and floral hops that bring forth a spicy pineapple note that dominate the flavors. Oaky and tannic in mouth, it remains quite citric, fairly astringent and tea-like. Light-medium body, acidic bitterness. Not a favorite..
BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery. Pours orange with an off-white head. Citrus mild malt floral hop aroma. Bitter acidic rind and grapefruit malt flavor. Medium bodied and fizzy dry palate.
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. I’ve had this on many occasions after good hikes in the flatirons and just making happy hour after 14’ers. This is the more dry hopped version of their IPA’s...Illusion Dweller is much more sweet. This one has a cloudy appearance but good lacing. Aroma is orange blossom and grapefruit...which lasts through the last sip. Bitterness is just right. I took a few 1/4 barels to Moab this year and even after the trip’s leftovers it was some good drinking "hop juice".