biznizness (1063) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brought a bottle home from Bruisin’. Solid DIPA, very bitter, slow drinking. But not what I would consider a top-tier DIPA.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A brutal sugary grapefruity IIPA. An acceptable sipper, no more.
How: Bottle 22oz. Age unknown but consumed immediately upon reception. Graciously sent to me by ygtbsm94, thanks a lot Brad.
The look: Cloudy dark orange body topped by a large beige head
In long: Nose of caramel and grapefruits. Taste is more of the same. A lot of crunchy sugary caramel, biting grapefruity bitterness, brown sugar, alcohol apparent. After-taste has more brown sugar than anything else. Way too much brown sugar overall, this beer is not well balanced. Don’t know if they brewed it more than once but my bottle label clearly said 9.8% and not 10.8% as listed here, but I’m not gonna complain about a 1% mistake, because if I do I’ll kill my 2008-2009 financial advisor.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours golden with an off-white head. Pine and citrus hops on the nose, some apricots, some caramel malt backbone. Citrus and apricot in the flavor up front, strong bitterness in the finish, with a prominent malt middle. Didn’t pick up the high ABV at all. Fairly dry finish, medium body, refreshing even.
BuckeyeBoy (2414) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours out a orangeish brown topped off with a tall sand head. Aroma was nice a lots of citrus hops and some caramel. Tast of more citrus hops grapefruit peel and some caramel sweetness. Lots of bitterness on this one.
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is hoppy, bubblegum, floral, fruits, malts, and caramel. The look is copper and has a nice beige colored head. Clear. The taste is malts, caramel, hops, and floral.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 Bottle - Thanks Sam! - Pours a clear orange with a large off white head...aroma is floral hops, some grapefruit and caramel malt...flavour is fairly standard IIPA, odd bitterness present, finish was nicely void of any alcohol bite...decent...
greenhorn1 (772) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with a three finger head. Aroma is fairly weak from what I would expect from a IIPA. However, I could pick up on citrus, floral, and malt. Flavor starts as sweet malt, but then the bitterness slowly sneaks up, which it hangs around for a while. Mouthfeel is slightly oily and the ABV is not detectable. Overall, not bad, my only complaint is I expect my IIPA’s aroma to pop and sting your nose from the hops.
Ibrew2or3 (6441) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of fishingnet. Pours with a gold hazy matte copper look and floating a modest off white head. The aroma is mild and a bit musty with hints of sweetness and chewy muted sweet citrus. The taste is nice and citrusy and backed up by full smooth malt sweetness. It gets pretty grapefruit hop bitter by midway with support notes of pine, grassiness and a dash of spice. It ends dry and a bit rougher than it started.
SrSilligoose (3091) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours amber with a nice big foamy beige head. Leaves some nice lace on the glass. notes of pine, mango, clitrusy hops, grapefruit, bread, caramel, and booze, especially as it warms.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured amber with thin head. Aroma was musky like a basement. Some strange hop aromas, most likely nugget. Flavor was dingy and sweet with almost clashing hop flavor. Hid the alcohol well, i didn’t realize it was over 10% until right now. Thin bodied. "Treat yourself with caution" is good advice.