SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bevmo: Created a thick fluffy layer of head while the liquid appeared as a dense golden straw color. The aroma is spicy and soapy with a combination of zesty yeast and typical west coast hops with a heaping squeeze of citrus. Flavors are moderate and serve a honey oat breaded malts with a piney base of hops and citrus. Sort of soapy in the aftertaste, but other than that a standard ipa.
dwm1034 (755) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Metrovino (yup...wine bar but with small decent beer list) in Portland...pours a cloudy orange with nice head....decent blend of malts and hops...hoppy but not to excess....enjoyable plus plus....an A.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Tap] Pours a dirty golden color with a thick and lasting head. Typical pinecone and grapefruit nose is strong, but not over the top. Good citrus and pine backbone is moderately bitter. Thick and syrupy mouthfeel is pleasant. Blood orange and bitter resinous sap in the finish. Solidly bitter and really tasty.
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid IPA but too thick & malty for 6.7% ABV. Great Divide’s Titan IPA is 6.8% and is much lighter. That said, the beer is good, even if on the imperial side in taste
roytheboy (13) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Great exceptions - rich malt,hint of citrus, licorice and bake apple. \
Appearance - clear golden with thin head
Taste - thin, not reflecting aroma, hints of orange, malt
Palate - not particularly bright or rich, smooth, light after taste, not particularly bitter
Overall - Nice IPA. Bold aroma but a quiet taste.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and on tap. I have been enjoying this IPA for a while now. The beer starts off a little weak but picks right up and finishes with a great bitterness that sticks around untill the next drink. Total Domination is especially good on tap fresh at the Ninkasi Brewery.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured into a snifter.
4.0 A: Lightly hazed medium orange color. Three fingers of creamy/frothy off-white head. Retention is average and lots of non-uniform lacing is left.
3.0 S: The aroma is surprisingly subtle. Bready malts with a touch of crystal. Hops offer a slight orange and grapefruit. Fairly simple and tame.
3.0 T: Like the nose, this is tame and unassuming. Orange and grapefruit again with a strange sourishness. Bready malts with a good bit of crystal sweetness.
3.0 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy.
2.5 D: Not horrible, but unimpressive on every account.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-02-2011 19:39:56
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a sparkling amber-orange color, with a thick, billowy cream-colored head. The aroma is bursting with bold, citrusy combination of orange and grapefruit. The flavor is likewise jammed with grapefruit, with a juicy, lingering, pithy bitterness that is only partially balanced by a light caramel sweetness and some earthy undertones. The texture is light and smooth, yet the sticky, resinous hops don’t readily fade away. Overall, although the flavor isn’t a rot-your-molars kind of bitterness, it is certainly substantially hopped, resulting in a wonderfully bright and flavorful IPA.
nbondi (203) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in a plastic cup at Safeco field. Awesome. Amber with giant off-white head. Citrus with lots of pine. Resin, juicy mandarin orange, cream. Lasting hop bitterness. Medium body, good balance. Very well done.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle from BevMo! Scottsdale). Pours a hazy apricot color with off-white head. Active carbonation. Aroma has some orange, grapefruit, and pine. Taste has a semi-sweet malt backbone with sharp bitterness. Medium bodied with an oily texture. Bitter finish. Ok, but a little unbalanced.