Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a clear amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of tangerine, apricot, orange zest and cookie. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of tangerine, orange zest, cookie and light pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2602) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ AZ Strong Beer Festival. Quite rose colored, especially compared to Lou P. Lin, with a small eggshell pour. Quite balanced, with a significant amount of caramel (yes, this could be because I just guzzled a hop bomb) along with floral hops. Medium mouthfeel...very solid!!!
That1Guy (1806) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crushed with Jakebra at BSAF. Sticky, amber pour. Smells and tastes infected. Thin-bodied, just straight-up leaves and some hop bitterness. Bummer.
Sparky (2132) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the AZ Strong Beer fest. Pours a clear amber with a light tan head. The nose is floral and citrus hops with sweet malt rounding it out. The taste is caramel malt, orange and grapefruit with a bitter pine finish. Medium bodied. Decent DIPA.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
AZ Strong beer fest. Pours a nice yellow with a small white head. Aroma is pine, hops, citrus. Flavor is hops, malt, citrus........nice bitter citrusy IPA. Good stuff.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2009 (Draught) Pours a clear golden amber body with a small white head. Aroma of pine, floral, lemon, herbal, caramel, and peach. Flavor of hops (grapefruit, pine, earthy, resiny) and caramel malt.
Theis (12160) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at GABF 2008. Clear yellow - offwhite head. High hoppy, grassy, wet grass, resin, piney, peppery, cookies. light malty sweetness, very nice.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a white head. Big piney grapefruit aromas. Medium body. Lots of harshly bitter grapefruit citrusy hop flavors. Not near enough sweetness to temper the hop barrage, though. Good but not that good. Draft@PPSC
alexanderj (3202) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap; clear, toasted gold/amber with a creamy white head. Grapefruit, sweet caramel aroma; some earthiness. Solid aroma. Pretty great flavor and great, creamy mouthfeel. Nice balance, but very hoppy. Caramel backbone, with a hint of sweetness, with grapefruit and flowers in the finish. Would like to know the ABV, because its very drinkable. Its getting pretty ridiculous with the amount of quality IPAs and IIPAs in San Diego.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On-tap at PP SC. Pours slightly hazy amber with a moderate size offwhite head, spider web lace. Smells subdued fruity hoppy, grassy and sweet. Tastes very fruity hoppy, sweet and then bitter. Big caramel malt presence on the finish. Hops are citrusy up front as well, good and bitter, but just sweet enough. Tasty. Full body, good carbonation.