jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very deep orange pour. Very light tan head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Delicious even from a plastic cup (boo). Sour and bitter taste. No aftertaste but a bit of alcohol in the afternose.
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange-amber body, small white head. Big resinous hop aroma - grapefruit flesh, peach, stem, all held together by toasty caramel malt. The flavor parts of the hops comprise the interesting part of the flavor - juicy orange, grapefruit, and almost a sweet pine element. Tingly hop spice in the finish. A fun-to-drink but unexceptional IIPA.
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Odeed. The beer pours to a clear glowing orange body with a nice creamy white head. The aroma is peaches, hop leaves, fruit, toasted malts. The flavor is hoppy butterscotch. Grapefruit, pine, hop leaves. The palate is bitter and medium bodied, creamy, nice belch.
MIBRomeo (2444) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
a light orangish copper colored pour w/ a full off white head and some ncie lacing. Smells much smoother than the double lots of sweet hop notes touches of grass lots of grapefruit hints of strawberry and some nice carmel sweetness. Palate is full lightly creamy and nicely oily, well coated. Flavor is GREAT. A nice fruity hop flavor, grapefruit, apples, strawberries, some floral notes and a good carmel blend. This is just some good stuff.
Bartzilla (515) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In proper glassware @ Navenís: What a delicious hop-riddled ale this proved to be. Poured a dark auburn and provided some nice lacing. Hops galore. I wonít go into too much detail, but I smelled the hop assault well into the evening. I would love to have more of this in one evening than I am capable of withstanding. Time to start lobbying the local beer outlet around the corner to get me some of this so I can put that to a test.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark amber color. Wow, what a smell! The bottle says this is a "hop tribute", and they arenít kidding! Excellent beer. Very Very nice.
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A "thatís what Iím talkiní about" smell of hops, raspberries and fun. A dark amber hazy look with a healthy head. A tast that would justify Ben Franklinís quote about beer. An aftertaste that knowís when its a good time to leave. An epic I2PA.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 13, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2006 see through apple cider-esk body with a nice full white head that left webbing.beautiful wet,sticky,piney hop aroma.flavor boasted the same.this is super hoppy and super tasty!
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:Mixe of pine and grapefruit hops,strong....
Appearance:Clear orange-amber,huge white head...
Flavor:Good bitterness,pine and grapefruit hops.......
ABUSEDGOAT (2159) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 Rerate after HATING this the first time... 5/3/4/2/9 = 2.3. This time it was better. Dark amber with a moderate head, good lacing and decent retention. Aroma is some PNW hops, some spicy and lightly smoked hops. Medium to heavy body with a somewhat bitter finish. Still not into the Tomahawk hop, but itís hella better than last. I guess Iím not big into mixing that type hop in IPAs unless itís the only type. Somewhat enjoyable, and at least I know my palate has evolved in the last 14 months.