tucsonsam (24) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at 1702. Hoppy, rich beer with quite a bit of hoppiness. Slightly bitter but very enjoyable
jazz88 (2656) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A murky and hazy light brown amber color with a tan head. Sweet and spicy pine, spiced, and grapefruit aroma. Thick and delightful on the palate, bitter and dry with a long hoppy finish. Tasty but intense.
acearl (479) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice 200th...Amber hue with creamy tan tasting head, great lacing, citrus resin smell with some fresh bread, medium body and bubbles, no ntense bitterness or overl lasting hops, pine and earth, slight sweetness minorly syrupy , high in alcohol but don’t get it too much in taste, very drinkable for a strong double ipa, not too complex therefore; not too many flavors, would love to have again, like most west coast IPAs, especially Port Brewing and this one is good.
Beerman6686 (6189) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a hazy darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was fresh cut pine, some sweetness and earthy too. Flavor was nice somewhat fresh pine with some light fruit notes balancing out the imense malty sweetness. Hides the alcohol very well too.
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2010 4th Anniversary. Pale golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is quite fruity. Sort of a tropical mango, orange and grapefruit nose. Very lean and light bodied. Fresh and citrusy with a lingering pine hoppiness. Dry finish with a bracing bitterness. Really damn solid.
3rd Anniversary. Hazy golden amber pour. Thick sticky white head. The nose is intensely hoppy. Rich sweet hopiness with loads of tropical mango/papaya and light citrus and pine as well. Sweet light pale malts on the back. Quite fresh tasting and although it’s high gravity the booziness is kept pretty much in check, as is the sweetness. Big and fresh with a lot of heavy bitterness. Lingering flavour of pine. I like it.
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brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
full of body, full of flavor, full of bitterness, definitely a IIPA. Great beer, great craft. This beer has so much body its almost chewy.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from armanetti’s on Lincoln in Chicago. Clear orange with small beige head. Aroma is nice citrus, alc, pretty potent and resiny but a lot perfume at the same time. Flavor is pine and resin with a lot of burn and just plain alc, yeast as well. Medium and light carbonation, a little syrupy. I’m not sure exactly what happened with this beer but alc is just a little too much.
smith4498 (3503) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by darkguardian @ otakuden’s Vero Beach Throwdown. Pours orangish color with white head. Big hoppy aroma of grapefruit. Flavors are pine and grapefruit hops with some sweet maltiness. Medium body with average carbonation.
Travlr (20954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange with very scant white head. Very hoppy and bitter, but smooth and well balance. Nice beer.
beernbourbon (1522) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to NYbeer. Pour is dark cloudy red with a large lightly reddish head. Aroma (not surprisingly) is huge hops. Pine and citrus hops, some spiciness, nice caramel malt backbone and some faint floral notes. Flavor is true to nose with huge hop character up front along with a nice malty middle and a lingering hop finish. Not an overly complex DIPA but certainly solid. I would have liked a bit more citrus in it. Already starting to lose some of what i imagine it once had, I’d drink it now if you have one.