Beerdedone (3188) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with stegosaurus. Pours amber in color with a small head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and grapefruit. Flavor is quite sharp and piney with a bitter finish. not bad
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the moment you open this bottle the aroma of hops is beautiful and overwhelming. The first sip is a wonderful assault of hops on the tongue. Who cares what the beer looks like or what sort of brussels lace it has when it tastes like this. This beer is a hop lovers dream.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 9, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tan orange with a lasting creamy lacing head. a pine and grapefruit bomb in the nose. strong grapefruit taste. the back of my tongue burns in a good way. a cotton candy flavor lies underneath all the hop flavors. a bit sticky. grapefruit lingers long after everything else has faded.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2007 22oz bottle, thanks to davecooks for this bottle. pours a hazy orange with big white head. nose is of floral and fruity hops, slight pine in there too. really not that hoppy of a nose. flavor is pretty resiny and juicy hops. biitter but not crisp. hop flavor is pretty messy. this is tasty but not an impressive iipa.3.5
12/6/07, 22oz bottle, this bottle seems a bit fresher. pours dense glowing orange with nice white head. aroma of resiny, grapefruit, pine, and some bubblegum hop notes. flavor is nice and bitter with sweet piney and grapefruit hops that are really resiny. a slight touch of caramel malt and alcohol. body is med. each sips begs for another. when this fresh it worthy of the high marks.4.0
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange, with almost no head. Impressive hop bouquet, with spicy floral notes dominating over the pine resin. Medium body, with a harshness to the hops that is not well balanced by the body.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle: pours an orange hue with big white head. aroma is all hop very floral and fruity with cascades dominating. wow there is definrtly a hop bitterness to this one. the flavor is all hops and no malt. i feel it is missing just a little sweetness. well it starts bitter fruity hop and finishes bitter piney hop.
DrD (61) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beastly, brutal hop delight. Perfect aromatic-bittering blend; Cascade dominates but only ever so slightly. I’d prefer a bit more malt--not necessarily for flavor or appearance, but for mouthfeel...and, hey, a brew this big should exceed 10% ABV, no!?
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is like Ruination on steroids!!! Strong bitterness, a tottal tounge bruiser. Will not taste anything right for aweek. Great!
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A true hop bomb. Heavy bitterness and lots of floral and grapefruity hop flavor. Slight alcohol warmth. Lingering bitterness. Its all hops for this one. A true hop lovers beer and only for hop lovers.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and caramel. THe flavor is caramel malts, lots of pine and hopspy blissfulness. Good brew.