TimE (4341) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful light copper color. Grapefruit, piney and cottoncandy and a touch of toffee in the mouth. Very full bodied, huge caramel backbone, but it is balanced by massive amounts of hops. This drinks much bigger than 7.8% . Very interesting .
glennmastrange (2489) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Moderate cookie and caramel notes for the malt, heavy grapefruit for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with date and alcohol in the background. Head is large creamy, slightly off-white with excellent lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear amber/orange. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. The grapefruit hop jolt in this beer is awesome and everything else compliments it perfectly. I’m thinking it ought to be classified as a DIPA instead of an India Pale Ale though.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at pizza port carlsbad. Sweet, only the third rating for this one. Pours a lighter, clear gold with a thick, creamy white head and sticky sheets of lace. Aroma is great with fresh, juicy hops, tropical fruits, and wet grass and a toasted, nutty malt presence. Flavor is delicious as well, very well balanced with fresh, spicy, citrus hop notes of pink grapefruit and orange with a touch of sweet pineapple and a light, toasted, caramel malt sweetness. Palate is medium bodied with great bitterness and a spicy, fresh hop bite on the swallow. Another nice IPA from port.
JohnnyJ (5073) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice IPA. Clear golden amber pour, sticky white head. Tropical fruit, citrus, and grapefruit in the aroma. flavor also has a lot of citrus and tropical fruit, but balanced with grainy malt, slightly bready. Quite bitter, almost metallic, too much of an edge if you ask me.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well balanced brew. Pours clear orange with a medium sized white head that leaves spider web lace. Smells bright and citrusy hoppy with an underlying sweetness both from the hops and the malt backbone. Tastes citrusy and hoppy, orange and grapefruit, pretty bitter. Subtle cereal sweet malt backbone in there as well. Medium body, active carbonation.