DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask poured into Imperial Pint glass.
Pours a hazy glowing golden with a finger of frothy, frothy white head that last forever. Aroma is resinous citrus and piney hops with a touch of caramel malt. The bouquet is just amazing on this beer. The Flavor is identical to the aroma but with a long last sweetness and a pleasant bitterness. Its medium-bodied and just a touch sticky. Very delicious beer and extremely smooth on cask.
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber: Appearance is amber brown with slow fading white head, aroma had a nice bit of hops with some caramel malt, flavor had a little to much caramel good amount of hops but not enough for a IIPA but still came together to make a pretty good beer.
smprochak (23) - Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very tasty! The hops were great and the combination of flavors was very balanced.
Ibrew2or3 (7055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of fishingnet. Pours deep gold with off white head. The aroma is grapefruit, spice hops and nice layer of sugar sweet malts. The taste has a ton of hoppiness with grapefruit, orange peel and thick citrus juiciness. Midway the sweet sugar malts show up and remain a minor note under the load of hoppiness. It ends with lingering grapefruit hops mixing with orange juice, tangelo and just the right level of malty sweetness to bring it all together.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy fishingnet. Copper pour, hazy, some particles, frothy white head, some lacing. Some citrus in the nose, some funky flowers, pine. Dry spicy grainy flavors, citrus, some flowers and acidity. Medium-bodied, balanced and drinkable.
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
iím a little sick, but i canít detect much of an aroma from this brew, but i know that I can smell a little hops and fruit (a little disappointing...). pours cloudy and brownish orange, and pours as though it was viscous. has a strange flavor. a little salty and fermented tasting, and Iím seeing how previous raters tasted a soy sauce flavor. its noticeably hoppy, but like the aroma, thereís not much flavor aside from that which is also disappointing. It tastes good though, just underwhelming. Also, itís definitely thicker than most IPAís, which is one plus to me. I like it but I wish there was more to it.
captaincass (45) - Everson, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
second time iíve had this, first time i thought it had a strange soy saucy flavor in the middle there. smells hoppy with a bready aroma as well. pours a little thinner than one would expect. taste is a little hops up front then the soy sauce caramel thing which iím not the biggest fan of and then fruity hops. overall i thought this was too sweet and fruity to be as good as people talk about it. a good ale in the end though.
LinusStick (2879) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good IIPA courtesy of Mr. Stitch. Aroma and taste were very good. All hops with a malty backbone that doesnít try to be equal. Pour was a medium gold with lots of bubbles and a one finger off white head. Taste was mostly bitter grapefruit hops with some thin earthiness and a dry aftertaste. Decent carbonation and very drinkable for a 9% beer.
sebletitje (6859) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of fishingnet.
Pours golden, white head.
Aroma is hoppy, floral/pine hops.
Taste, hoppy, sweet citrus flavors, with light fruit notes apricot/pineapple.
Extremelly smooth and easy to drink, well balanced.
gkost (1713) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark orange. Sweet, pine, citrus fruit nose. Caramel sweetness, heavy hop bitterness. Goodness.