dmac (3896) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can from Jonathan Ron. Poured a clear orange/amber body with a smaller frothy white head. Aroma of intense citrus, peach and apricot, resin and even a hint of pine. Body is spot on with a medium mouthfeel, slightly assertive carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Lots of citrus rind on the flavor along with apricot and alcohol. This beer is intense in every way...flavor, aroma, alcohol, bitterness and is not for beginners.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can, poured a clear orange-amber with a small egg shell head. Lots of toasted grain and pale malt in the nose with lesser notes of pine, a strange vegetal note, and light ammonia. Medium body with ample carbonation and a slick, oily mouth feel. Moderately sweet with mild bitterness, primary notes of resinous pine, biscuit malt, and caramel with secondary notes of citrus. Finishes slightly sweet and slightly acidic.
aracauna (3036) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice aroma. Lemon, basil, all sorts of great things going on in the hops. The flavor is a slight disappointment after that as it just doesn’t keep up the complexity. Good beer, though.
jedinord (30) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn thats good. Really heavy hop nose, thick heavy mouthfeel, and the alcohol is definitely present with every sip. No question about the 10%. Not so sure about the 100 IBU claim, but it is definitely up there. Really good through and through.
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can: Piney aroma with juicy orange flesh and grapefruit peel accents. Cloudy golden, thin head. Tangerine flavor with a bit of Triple Sec, fruity, with elevated alcohol. Medium bodied. Spicy basil finish. Neat canned beer with character, relatively easy to drink.
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A better than average IIPA. Aroma was NICE! Strong citrus and grapefruit. Pour was a nice medium/dark gold wit a one finger white head. Taste was good at first. Strong grapefruit rine, lemon and pine in the front but then this dirty burnt aftertaste kicks in and ruins what was going on. Nice carbonation and as the beer warms the dirt flavor lightens, but it’s still there.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz can. This beer gets some hate but I love it. Pours a viscous looking deep golden color with a medium white head and specks of lace. Smells hoppy and spicy with some bitter hops, astringent, with a bit of sweetness. Tastes bitter and hoppy. Nice! Citrus and big sweetness. Alcohol. Astringent. Full body, fizzy-ish carbonation.
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a orangeish gold with a large sticky white head. Aroma is citrus, hops, malt, pine. Flavor is caramel, grapefruit, pine, citrus, some herbal notes, pineapple, loads of malt sweetness with a bitter earthy and slightly harsh finish.
FoolishMortal (989) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can. Pale orange-gold color with a thin film of white head. Tropical fruit and catty hop aromas predominate. Ruddy malt underpinning to a heavy pinsol, aspirin, medicinal astringent hop character. Some citrus and tangy fruit emerge, but are fleeting notes. Residual medicinal flavors in the finish. Mouthfeel is a heavy medium, somewhat drying.
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is very hoppy with citrus and pine. It also has caramel malt, yeast, and bread. The appearance is golden with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with a meaty finish. The palate is almost thick. Overall this is a beer that defines the style, nice.