jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color out of the bottle with a thin white head. Huge hop nose of grapefruit rind and dry grass. Flavors of apple cider, apricot, pinneapple, grapefruit rind, and orange juice, with an aggressive grapefruit rind bitterness in the finish. Pretty standard IIPA.
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a murky orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and fruits. Flavor of nice fruity notes (most citrus but also some tropical fruits and apple) and light hops in the finish. Nicely balanced. This is what a IIPA should be like! Not too sweet/bitter/syrupy at all!! Excellent IIPA.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma first of grassy and floral hops, grapefruit starts to come in as it warms, some alcohol, maybe an off metallic note in there, but far from dominant or anything. Flavor pretty sweet with malt with the hops sort of playing the balancing role, but don’t get me wrong, they’re still evident. Pretty good, maybe just a bit sweet/syrupy, but again, nothing at all oppressive.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, courtesy of 5000, thanks Andre. Murky orange/yellow pour. Nice grassy fresh hop aroma. Mmm... good hoppy bitterness, nice and floral. Good DIPA.
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bonused in trade by bobby91w.
Pours a rich amber to honey color with a lasting nice beige head. Semi-cloudy. Smell is floral, and very much like fruity iced tea with some hops. Perhaps crystal malt? Tastes like sweet tea with some hops and a squeeze of lemon. Very sweet tea like flavorwise, and the hops are milder than I would have expected. Nice.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber courtesy of bvc. Pours a cloudy dark amber with a creamy 2 finger off-white head that results in great lacing. Nose is floral hops and light pine. Taste is toffee, tangerine, earthy hops and a tart grapefruit finish. Medium mouth feel. Decent DIPA. Thanks Brandon!
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle via Hagen. Pours a semi-hazy amber with a medium size head. Nose is full of floral resiny hops....grapefruit, lemon, and pine. Tastes like it smells with some fruity esters and some orange..is all about the hops though. Body is light for an IIPA...sort of reminds me of Hop Slam in that aspect. Carbonation is just right. This one is very well done, quite hoppy without being too bitter or astringent, just the way i like!
Reid (1898) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy,burnt orange coloured ale, thick creamy creme coloured head.
Very nicely hopped aroma..mainlly citrus aromas,some alt in the back ground, nice and fresh.
Taste is very nicely hopped, citric in style , but oddly orange peel flavours..like a good darker breakfast marmalade. Strong malt backbone to this..long lasting bitter after taste.
Nice on the palate..quite thick and satisfying.
Overall a good drink..one of the more balalced DIPAs I have encountered.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Horse Brass Pub, Portland. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a hoppy malty bitter citrus aroma. Smooth malty hoppy bitter grapefruit and orange flavor. Has a malty hoppy bitter finish with a long bitter aftertaste
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - OCT 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, kieferuga somehow snuck this into my box after our tasting, thanks! Amber pour, with a little white head. Aroma is mandarin oranges, citrus hops, and some sweet malt. Flavor is the same, both sweet and biscuity malt, lots of nice mandarin orange flavor, and some more resinous bittering hops. Pretty delicious beer.