Sammy (8529) - 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 (1881) - 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 (8214) - 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 (3755) - 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.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of MaltDawg at the 12th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 09/18/2010. Cloudy orange body with a small frothy white head. Sweet floral and spicy hop aroma. Sweet floral and earthy hop flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Butters (3745) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering XII. Clear orange dull pour with ring of white head. Nose of grapefruit. Flavor is the same hop profile. Pretty good. Lingering sweet and bitter finish. Cool name.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Sample Date: 9/18/2010 Source:Other) Floral citrusy hop aroma over moderate caramel. Clear golden with small white head. Floral hops with fairly robust bitterness over lightly grainy caramel malt. Lightly fruity. Medium body and mouth feel. Finish is medium and very bitter.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor - not as good as the siren. Caramel sweetness, but dry and a bit skunky.