muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hoppy aroma that doesn’t let on the unique qualitys of this brew. Pillowy head that lingers and laces the glass as you drink. The taste starts out bitter with hints of alcohol but quickly gains a sweet malty quality. The finish of the beer tasted to me almost like sweet tea. A very interesting beer, but it is one of my new favorites.
jercraigs (9849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010-07-01. Golden orange body with a small off-white head and lace. 3+ Fruity hop aroma, lychee touches something else follows it up that I can not place. 7+ Flavour has a similar hop profile, fruity, touch of lychee, sweet citrus, finishes with green leafy accents. Average palate is smooth but a touch light. Really enjoyable. On tap at Tap House Grill, Seattle
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[3062-20100701] Tap. Odd pasta-like food aroma with something like toasted asparagus. Slightly hazy, light brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Pizza crust sweat flavour has bitter bread yeast and a long meaty aftertaste. Medium body. Really odd but it all comes together somehow.
(@ Taphouse, Seattle, WA)
HopInMeBeer (11) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Golden - Sticks to glass well
Aromal: Hops - tons of hops.
Taste: Hops, sweet malty - french onion dip, grapefruit - balanced citrus.
Palate: Soft, Tannic, well balanced
Overall: classic double ipa - very drinkable - quenches that hop thirst! I highly recommend!
shablinky (13) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Carmel nose. Malty bitter taste. Too malty for my taste. Not enough citrus or floral hops. A big bitter hop plate for the malt main course.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark burnt orange color. Aroma is sweet, citrus hops and grassy hops with some caramel sweetness. Full body and crisp clean flavor of hops and caramel. Nice aromatic brew with great flavor. Finished a touch dry too, nice.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A yeasty and very smooth IIPA with a dominant caramel + pine-tree flavors. Good but not clean/crisp enough.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few weeks after receiving it from brewolf. Thanks a lot Michael
The look: Cloudy orange body Lots of big chunks. Medium off-white head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is pine-tree, yeasty and tangy. Malt bill is sweet caramel but does not have that “toasted character”. I’d describe it as commercial fresh sliced white bread with creamy caramel. Hops has flavors of pine-tree and citrus and oranges with an overall resinous character. I think this beer could use some filtering. It feels yeasty and lacks the crispness that I like in excellent IPA. I’d say it feels a bit muddy/dirty. The beer is very easy to drink and feels like a 5% IPA. Overall this is a good offering. Named after a little known extinct herbivorous dinosaur that staggered the earth millions of years ago and crossed the street before the invention of the chicken.
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BeVmo in Rancho Cucamonga. Poured a hazy golden color with thin big bubbly head. Aroma was mostly citrus but had some floral notes as well. Taste was caramel, semi-bitter, sweet, and some grapefruit. Medium carbonation, full body.
50belair (3380) - Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 Now I know why the dinosaurs became extinct. There’s something off with this beer. A nice hazy bronze colored brew with aromas of pine and grapefruit. It started with all kinds of promise. That unfortunately was derailed by a huge comet of disappointment. It’s a very dry under-assuming DIPA. It starts and finishes with a mellow hoppy, florally, almost sour taste. Like a low budget Sci-Fi this three horned monster lacks the hops and balance to be an attention getter like Godzilla.
Better than I remember. Better balance, nice florals hop notes. Actually, pretty damn good.
ben4321 (5700) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Bottle at Max and Andy’s Fantasy Tasting, 5/1/10
Aroma: The nose has some pine notes, citrus, caramel, and crystal malts
Appearance: The pour is an orangish color with minimal head
Flavor: The taste is balanced, but the overall flavor is rough around the edges
Palate: Drinkable enough, decent body, alright mouthfeel
I wasn’t particularly impressed by this one, and I like this stlye a lot, but this one felt a bit off to me, not well-rounded enough, and it just overall was not that impressive. The key thing that is standing out in the notes is that it just wasn’t well-rounded enough to be considered really good.