presario (4591) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sharp grapefruit aroma with a background chorus or pine, orange and sugar. Thick frothy head on an orange amber beer. Delicious malt sweetness slowly gives way in each sip to the the towering hops ending in a long hop finish. A beautiful accomplishment. Canít believe the light alcohol presence or the balance on the flavour teeter totter. As you drink through the bottle the hops tilt the balance well in their favour.
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 Pow! Now this is hoppy. Great sickly sweet hop aroma, big bitter hoppy character, and I mean big. Ive never had anything with this much hop in it. Almost too much hops
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 Bottle. Clear copper color with a off-white head. Amazing floral aroma that is super grassy and piney, maybe the best aroma Iíve ever gotten from an IPA. Very bitter flavor that doesnít live up to its aroma. Still very balanced with a nice mouthfeel and good carbonation. Rerate... hopmonster. Great great aroma, but the flavor is hugely bitter and unbalanced.
SpringsLicker (3119) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Droopy49 for sending this one.
Pours with a clear medium amber body under a huge, creamy off white ehad.
Flowery grapefruit aroma.
The flavor is moderately sweet with a heavy bitterness that overpowers the malt. Bitter from start to finish. This has the hops, but itís a bit out of balance without more underlying malt flavors coming through.
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ouch! This hurts! Not in a hot, alcohol burn kind of way but more in an acid reflux kind of way. I didnít even know I had acid reflux. Guess I do now. Thanks Moylans! Seriously, this is one hoppy mutha.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep orange in color with a nice rocky white head. Piney hoppy aroma. West coast hops. Great. Malty and hoppy flavor. Fruity piney hoppy hops. Caramel notes. Finish is bitter. Nice hop bitterness. Smooth. Very drinkable. Full bodied. Sweet. Very nice.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. One of those OMFG aromas that has West Coast all over it. Just a beautiful beer when poured into a Stella goblet. The name leads you to believe this is going to be a real hopsickle and it stands up to the hype.That takes real balls and I respect that. This is a real tongue buckler and a great IIPA.
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2006 Nose is sweet, citrusy and very hoppy, wonderful! Hazy amber body with a tiny off-white head; Sweet mixed with hoppy flavor and a nice hoopy bite to the finish. The ale is super hoppy without being super bitter!
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUN 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was very impressed by this brew, very hoppy and smooth. It had a nice aroma, of citrus and hops and flavor was really nice! I love hoppy beers and this will be on top of my list.
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask-conditioned 6/9 @ The San Diego Real Ale Festival (Pizza Port, Carlsbad). Pours a honey color with a fully lasting white head. Aroma is very hoppy with hints of citrus and pine. Flavor is sweet leaving a dry hoppy finish. Hop Heads will love this one!