TappedOut (3) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean and easy to drink for a full flavored beer. In a taste test with 5 other IPAs this was the winner.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky amber with a large frothy beige topper and some lacing. Aroma of mildly skunked grains, grassy hops and some malt. Taste of grassy hops, pale malt, mild fruit and something else I can’t quite pinpoint. Thinner than expected with a moderate bitter fininsh.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
666! Clear yellow with a fluffy white head.Sweet caramel, floral hops, and passion fruit aroma and taste. Quite good.
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured a deeper amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus and lighter floral. Tastes of citrus and light caramel.
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Champagne Cellars. Very heady lacey orange coloured body. Slightly pleasant aroma. Median mouthfeel, a tad creamy. Very drinkable tasty C hop orangey IPA. Just a drop astringent in those last drops of the bottle. Very good.
mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Expired bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a thick, beige merengue-like head and heavy scattered lacing. Smells of fresh cooked caramel, with some butterscotch and malted milk. Floral hops hinting through, but overpowered by the caramel. Taste is quite full with a lot of malt and hop bitterness coming through at the end. Lots of burnt toast. Finishes crisp with some moderate bitterness at the end. Would like to try this fresh.
shadey (1899) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Michigan. Orange amber color with very small amount of head. Aroma is happy, but the is plenty of malt presence. The hops are more spicy than flowery. Aged rather than fresh and juicy hops. Good but nothing special or memorable. Maybe a good session ipa.
Drake (8560) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle shared by MaltDawg at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 9/18/10. Pours a hazy amber color with floating particles. Medium sized head. Aroma of citrus hops and a slightly metallic note. The taste is citrus hops, caramel and a bitter finish that lingers.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From MaltDawg @ 12th Richmond Gathering. Poured a cloudy yellow. Aroma is high on grapefruit. Taste is quite high on the citrus grapefruit hops, though not too much else. The carbonation is fairly mild and pleasant.
obguthr (3836) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From MaltDawg @ 12th Richmond Gathering: Grapefruit and mango aroma, not strong. Cloudy amber, ,amy floaties, medium head, good lace. Dry grapefruit peel flavor.