Amnesia87 (26) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I just had one of these out at NXNW earlier today. Also grabbed a few bottles. May have to go and add more details to my review once I pop a bottle and can really get in depth.
Anyways, I totally loved it. Lots of hop character, but it wasn’t a hop bomb. Very citrusy/fruity. I totally dug it. I’m probably gonna trade some of these bottles, which means I’m just gonna have to grab some more ^_^.
Kevin (2085) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 23, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
hand bottle from lumpy the festivus troll. knew that ransoming his UTD jacket would payoff. wow, it popped when opened. pine lemon aroma before i could even pour this. giant friggin head man, just huge. nice floatie filled brownish red body. reminds me of sticking my face in a box of cascade pellets at great divide. grassy aroma comes out too but the lemon and pine is dominant. nice sweet flavor with a giant hop presence. pine, grassy syrup with some pinecones coated with lemon jelly. great hop bite in the finish that dries my mouth just right. this is a very damn good beer.
DocLock (7876) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to fly for this one. The pour is turbid deep copper with a splotchy off-white head and great sheets of sticky lace. The aroma is wonderful; huge piney sappy hops coupled with earthy caramel malt and tropical fruit...the aroma is like I’d imagine if one would throw a spruce tree in a blender with mango, tangerine, pineapple caramel malt, Wheaties, and peat moss. Just an amazing, intense, complex aroma that I smelled for quite a while. The flavor is wonderful also, with a very earthy caramel malt up front, giving way to the huge piney hops and tropical fruit, all balanced very well and complementing very well. My only complaint, and it is a minor one, is that perhaps a bit more malt would have pushed this one into perfecto robusto territory. As it stands, it’s one of my highlights for 2007. I see this one as a Stone 10th clone with better balance, slightly better flavor, and slightly better mingling of flavors. Outstanding!
jakepete (13) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle Conditioned. Poured clear with a copper/amber color. I could smell the citrus hops seconds after popping the cap. Taste is similar, hugely dry-hopped with a rather high, but smooth, bitterness. Terrific offering.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 29, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of rustychiles. Pours copper with a nice off white head. Smells of wildflowers, citrus, light pine. Tastes of pine resin, dry malt, spice, a touch of bitterness, Great!
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured deep orange in color with a huge overcarbonated head that just kept flowing and flowing. Fruity citrusy aroma. Orangey and apricot aroma. Citrusy hoppy flavor. Finish is nice and hoppy. Well balanced. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Walt. Overcarbonated and still coming out of the top after pouring. Nice zippy citrus aroma and pineapple makes its way easily from the foamy mess thats now 2 full glasses. Taste is a bit on the fruitty side with mangos and papaya, which is ok but not too good in my IPA’s. Nice hop bite is there to balance it out. Much better than the brewery’s Belgian brown I brought to Jimmacks. Very hoppy finish.
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Miketd. Pours a hazy orange color with a off white head. Head lasted a little while. Had a nice hop aroma with some sweetness. Taste was hoppy smooth, grapefruit, and was refreshing. Was nice palate cleanser after drining a imperial stout before eating a big fat steak. Overall I enjoyed this brew and would have it on hand if locally available.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big citrus, spicy green aromas from top of a thick, frothy, lasting white head. Fairly dark in color. Cleans up very nicely. Some bitterness on the backend but the malt wipes it away quickly. Very nice!
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought at brewpub. Dark caramel body with an intense thick lasting head. Nose-big clean PNW nose-not too reisny or sticky. Taste-medium bitter upfront, solid hops all the way through. The hops are amazing-not too bitter, not too mild, not too citric, not too anything-just very, very clean. An absolutley solid IPA that epitomizes the style. Clean, clean, clean, clean. Gorgeous.