sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was the most expensive beer that Iíve ever bought out of a can, so I was glad that it was also the BEST beer that Iíve had from a can. Pours a clear dark yellow with a white head that leaves good lacing. Smells like BOOZE! and has a sweet floral scent from the hops. This one is balance PERFECTLY! Itís got a lovely sweetness to balance out those hops, and is very drinkable, which is dangerous when this beer weighs in at 10%. YUMMY IN MY TUMMY!
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
picked up this 4 pk at Specs in College station. Nice clear orange with a desent head. taste is very smooth with tons of bitterness and citrus. Nice malt backbone
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From can. The pine fumes from this one make me smile from immediate pour. Smells like a Douglas Fir in a glass. Pours a copper hue with decent head. This one is all imperial IPA and I love it. The Gordon Ale has too much caramel malt for this hophead. Gubna is right on the money! I would buy this regularly if available. At 10% you donít need much. Delicious. To get full effect though pour from can and swoosh a bit to open up the pine citrus tones. Scrumptious.
Ibrew2or3 (8082) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brass Tap. Pours clear gold with copper hues and light tan head. The aroma is rich inviting sweet citrus goodness blending with a modest level of resiny grassy pine hops and a firm malt sweetness. The taste is full rich sweetness like the nose with loads of sweet citrus hop flavor backed by malt sweetness moving quickly into citrus and pine hop bitterness. All along and into the finish malt sweetness provides a pleasing balance to the load of hops. Fresh, crisp and very nice.
garthicus (2906) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Appearance: golden orange with a thick snow white head. Aroma: super hoppy,lots of pine, tree sap, mango & caramel. Flavour: thick & spicy at first. Lots of pine, alcohol, mango, oranges & a super bitterness. Long íjuicyí finish. Very nice.
nearbeer (4830) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 Can. Clear amber-orange with a small film of bubbles. Nose is acrid pine oil and white pepper, with some light pineapple and grapefruit. Flavor is pineapple, peppery rye, resin, minty citrus and light honeycomb. Medium body is smooth and tongue tingly. Well-hidden alcohol but a bit too much rye for me.
JohnnyJ (5370) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours an amber color, with off-white head. Stale earthy malts, candy sweetness, small amounts of tropical fruit, herbal hops, and bitterness. I didnít like this too much, at the most this is quite marginal.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can; canned 3/26/10. Pours orange and amber-colored with a small beige head. Smells like a fresh pine grove, with citrus rind, juniper, ground black pepper, and some caramel malt and funky papaya. Initial flavor is sweet cane sugar and slight pine, fading to bitter grapefruit rind, alcohol, and sour citrus. Creamy, warming, slick mouthfeel. Brown sugar and tart ethanol finish. I wasnít sold at first, but each successive sip is better than the last. Iím not sure I get the full 100 IBUs, as this has a large malt backbone. Iím enjoying this very much.
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy light orange with a lasting eggshell head. The first smell I get is wort. Big time. The aroma has spicy hops and pine but the malt is overpowering. The flavor is where this beer shines. I get notes of orange and apricot, pear and earthy spice. The malt is sweet and matches the hop flavors very well. The body is on the light side and already has some age on it as the 10% is masked very well and the drinkability is high. The finish has some anise and toffee characters that make it a bit unpleasant and medicinal but a fresh drink cures. The bitterness is very interesting here as it doesnít shellac your teeth like so many D/IPAís. Thanks for that.
Nickls (2357) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can courtesy of my lovely lady.
Creamy and bubbly eggshell white head with solid retention; fairly clear light golden orange. In the aroma I get grapefruit hops at first; some mango; some astrigency, but not in a bad way, just powerful hop presence, and a little dank. Damn hoppy flavor, which was what I was hoping for. Bit of pine in addition to the grapefruit, some caramel, and a very light sweetness in the finish. Bit of hop burn. More viscous body with light carbonation, and a bit sticky. Quite good, and definitely have a fresh can on my hands. Really enjoyable, but not one of the best IIPAs out there.