BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a hazed golden body and a small white head. Aroma of pine, tangerine and orange. Taste is pine, caramel and orange. Alcohol is well hidden, and I didn’t realize this was an IIPA when drinking it, so it has a decent amount of drinkability on that part. Light carbonation.
phaleslu (7670) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines. Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a medium eggshell head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of pine hops, grapefruit citrus, caramel malts, and pine resin. Flavor follows suit nicely: bitter hops, plenty of pine, a good malt backbone, balancing caramel sweetness, and a lot of grapefruit. Medium bodied, with a malty grapefruit juice mouthfeel. Bitter, citrusy finish. Alcohol is almost completely hidden. Well-balanced DIPA. Very nice.
Ibrew2or3 (7515) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of kiefdog. Pours clear copper with thin off white head. The aroma has pine and resiny hops to go along with some spicy hops and slick sweet maltiness. The taste is much the same with thick hoppiness I love to sink my teeth into going from pine, resiny sap and grassiness to spicy hops that all run straight into smooth slick malt sweetened hop flavor. Wow, solid IIPA.
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GTMW. Poured clear, rich caramel with a short cap of beige head. The aroma picked up juicy grapefruit and spicy black peppery notes upfront, which formed an interesting contrast.. pale malts and grapefruit deeper down, with detectable alcohol warmth.. quite nice. The flavor had juicy grapefruit and pineapple throughout with black peppery alcohol and cloves surrounding.. warmer finish with a thick, sweet impression. Warm on the palate and heavier-bodied with OK balance.. the strength threw it off a little.
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.
alexsdad06 (7107) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ the brew pub. Pours a clear copper color with a medium creamy beige head that is mostly lasting and leaves sporadic lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, a little spicey, fruity (oranges and some dark fruit), with the slightest of floral notes. The flavor is more caramel malt, slight toffee, nectarines, slight alcohol, and a decent bitter finish. Definetl more solid than the regular IPA.
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big hop aroma that strikes me as the grassy variety. The flavor is big sweet hops that are bitter but not too much and the hops are all citrus. This reminds me of my favorite DIPA - Hopslam - but just not quite as flavorful all around. Very good, though.
Radek Kliber (6710) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma sweet sugary front, mils clean caramel. Alcohol blend with high alpha hop side. Hoppy top end.7+
Appearance slight haze on amber with tanned medium top. Some lace is shown.4-
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. fairly sweet , slight mineral hints. Centre sided with mellow hop character. Slight hint of oxidation? Solid overall.
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 MiBGF: Coppery hue with a excellent head and lace. The aroma has notes of caramelized malt, floral and grassy hops, apple and peppery phenolic esters. The taste start with bitter snap and acidity supported by lots of sweet malts for balance. Hop spice and slightly boozy finish. The mouth feel is oily and sticky, warming with a sharp kick around the edges. This was really nice and the best beer I had on Day 1.
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Teresa’s. Split with pat. Pours a murky golden orange body with nice foamy head. Aroma is sweet delicious fruits. Taste is same.