mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep cloudy amber with thin head which settles quickly. Aroma is floral piney hops, honey, sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, honey surrounded by piney hops that linger in the bitter finish. Nicely balanced but raw. Tasty IIPA
bubbleflubber (1935) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber into the glass, with a generous eggshell head that reduces to a thin cap, leaving thick soapy lace. The nose has a tiny bit of caramel peeking through a grassy pine hop. Flavors follow in tow, with lots of sweet caramel malt, some toffee, grapefruit, and nice pine resin to close the finish. This is definitely substantive, with a nice malty sweet texture, but the other complexities at work round out a full-body and thick, slathering palate. The IBU’s are not "overdone", as in the case of many IIPA’s, with the malt/hop balance even keel throughout the pull. A very substantive and nice offering!
mar (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. amber with a white head. nose is hops, pine, citrus and more hops. nice on the palate with a great piney hoppy flavor.
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 22oz bomber thanks to blutt59) Pours clear orange with ok head and good lacing. Nose of citrus hops and alcohol. Taste of biscuits, malt, peppery/hot with more light citrusy hops here. Thick and syrupy body.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Beer Engine. Pours slightly hazy amber with a half finger beige head. The nose is caramel, sweet citrus and toffee. The taste is earthy hops, caramel malt, grapefruit and some resin in the finish. Medium bodied. Not bad.
blutt59 (6166) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, dark orange golden color, floral perfumy aroma, flavors of ripe oranges, lemons, spicy hopped bitter finish
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Blutt59. Pours a nice looking amber with a beige head. Aroma of lots of pine & grapefruit, some malt. Flavor is piney, some fruit, malt, a little pepper. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, a tasty IPA.
tomthompson89 (1926) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big big hops nose, resin and spice with some malt in there too. amber color good foam. flavor follows the spicy taste of hops very nice DIPA
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent orange amber with a thin, wispy lacing white head. Aroma of sweet toasty caramel malts and a hint of light fruity notes with a good fresh grapefruity hoppy nose. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with plenty of caramel malty sweetness and a good hop balance before a bittersweet slightly drier finish. A pretty good malt-heavy IIPA.
Tejas (909) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big beer. Sorta harsh alcohol flavor at first which I think might have fried my palate. Seemed to get considerably smoother and piney as things went along. Would like to try again.