hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at papago...
pours a hazy pale copper color with a soft soap foam-like head. immense amounts of foam rings and webby lace is almost unreal.
the aroma is very earthy... almost like wood with notes of grapefruit, leafy hops, pine and caramel maltiness.
malt sweetness is a touch high for me but the level of bitterness and itís parching qualities keep me coming back. the flavor reminds me of sweetened yellow grapefruit juice (the real thing not the canned crap)... along with a solid malt backbone, orange pith and peel and some pine-like leafy green hops.
the body is medium but the carbonation is very soft which makes it really creamy on the tongue.
this is a great food friendly beer that can be consumed all night! 7/4/7/4/16/3.8
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a nice light head that dissipates down to a fine layer within a minute...The aroma is very interesting, almost smells like a sage bush. At first I was turned off, but it slowly grew on me. It has a very crisp almost woody flavor. Very unique.
OzarkElmo (303) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2012 Pours a clear gold/light amber with a sizeable white head. Superb aroma - absolutely love it! Definite citrus (tangerine,grapefruit) , pine and very hoppy. Taste - bitter, dry to the end. Head diminishes somewhat, but lacing strong through the finish. Fantastic IPA IMO would definitely buy again - Cheers! Have since enjoyed several times and have always enjoyed this offering!
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange with a thick, white head. Citusy nose, orange peel and pine. Flavor is mildly soapy hops and yeast over malt. Tangy. Nice.
msante79 (2216) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Barleyís Brewhaus. Pours clear golden copper with white head. Aroma is hops, pine with touch of malt and citrus. Flavor is mostly hops and pine with malt and some citrus notes. Medium mouthfeel. Finishes bitter. Decent IPA with big pine flavors.
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5 Barrel Pale X2: Twice the color, twice the head, twice the lemongrass, twice the bitterness. 24 karat/copper pour with a 2 finger ivory head. Citrus zest combines with grassy, resinous, leafy hops...malt is needed to balance this one out. Just not a lot of complexity here.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice golden color with a slight orange tinge and a foamy white head. Aroma of hops, malt, citrus. Flavor is hoppy, malty, citrusy, grassy. Nice bitter hop finish is balanced out with just enough malt. Good IPA.
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - JAN 18, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2009 Re-rate 2. Iím hooked. This is the best IPA Iíve had yet. Iím taking my Stone rating down a feww notches as well. This stuff is excellent!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is a classic in all the word. Pours with a rich golden color and a dense lasting head. It just sits there like a dead muledeer. Aromas of citrus rind and a charred hop resonance. Medium nectar with superb effer amplification like Eddie Van Halen doing a solo to Unchained. OK, this one makes me 7 abv mark and this is instant happiness for me. But unlike most at this level it isnít over baring. Itís not a sweet malt bomb. Itís not a switchblade hop killer. Itís refined and unprecedented. A needle in a haystack. This brew has a great disposition that brings a smile to the user.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 (bottle from Platte Avenue Liquor, sampled 1/26/10). Clear copper color. Medium off white, rocky head. Grapefruit/pine aroma. Spicy, earthy pine/grapefruit flavor, with light sweet maltiness. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.
(Original rating - 1/17/09; bottle. Overall rating 4.2) Gold/orange in color. Medium size white head. Very hoppy and flavorful. Also has a very hoppy and grapefruit aroma. Smooth and bitter finish. Moderate carbonation.