hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious. Amber orange color, Great piney aroma. Tastes of malt, some bitterness but not at all overwhelming. A very well balanced imperial IPA. Enjoyed it very much. Thanks Jason.
PorterPounder (7241) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors, 12 oz can. Dark copper - orangish pour with a sticky khaki colored head that leaves good sticky lacing. Very fresh sprucey aroma with hints of maple syrup. Fruity, juicy flavor with some requisite grapefruity citrusy notes and so much more. Pick up hints of nectarines, apricots, caramel and brown sugar. Extremely thick and creamy mouthfeel. High ABV hidden well in the flavor. Been a while since I gave a rating this high - well deserved.
Aurelius (5032) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big fresh western hop aroma. Slightly foggy tea color, big persistant bone colored head that hangs onto the side of the glass like a vanilla milkshake. Deftly balanced - lots of hops, chalky body, light roast, moderately sweet, pear esters. Finishes with a bitter milkiness and roast. Very good. Market Square.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite piney hops. The hops don’t overpower it though, as the flavor is very smooth and rich with a hint of fruit cocktail on the finish.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can sampled with Beerded_one. Pours hazy orange/deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, slight caramel, and hops. The flavor is caramel, citrus, with a bitter undertone, finishindg dry. Very nice.
Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Firey amber pour with a lovely staying layer of foam. Rich pine resin aroma with touches of orange peel, maple syrup. Subtle but not subdued in flavor. A hint of aluminum fades into a massive woody bitterness, not exaggerated but rustic and real. Dried peaches hidden beneath crunchy malt cereal lend momentary brightness before a lightning flash of strawberries toward the end. Full, lengthy and toasty single malt finish. Truly intelligent - an impressive example of balance and complexity. Thanks John!
Headbanger (3803) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 12oz can courtesy of mreusch- A nice amber body with a nice white head and an aroma of hops and malt. Taste of hops mixed with malt then malt and hops with a nice dry finish. Great tasting beer.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wide-mouthed can (which, for the sake of rating, I poured into a glass). Pours hazy red-amber with big, tight ivory head. The aroma is quite malty, with a rich toastiness and caramel sweetness; orange and pine come through, too. The flavor is rich pine up front (though not much bitterness comes out), caramel and toast provide a rich malty support, and wood and orange emerge toward the finish. The aftertaste is a little bit dry, with a tasty mild citrus and pine quality. This is delicious stuff. Even better, I can drink it from the can on my porch without the redneck neighbors thinking I’m a douchebag.
Delirium (652) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours amber with a large fluffy white head. Aroma is strongly of fresh pine hops, with a robust slightly sweet caramel malt backbone, and a hint of citrus. Flavor is the same elements, but a bit more malty, with a slight breadiness, wood, and roasted malt finish. This is excellent.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. hops blast out of the can. Really fresh, really pungent. Unique taste. A medly of flavors I’ve never experienced in an IPA. Sweet, citrusy-orange, bitter, some brandy and alcohol burn. Finishes with heavily toasted malts, cereal, wheatgerm and more hops. Amazing. Can still taste the hops coming up a few hours later.