Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles poured at Made in the Shade 2009. Golden color, citrusy aroma, nicely balanced bitterness. The hop flavor is smooth citrus. A well-blended choice of hop varieties. Alcohol is well-hidden. Good DIPA.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Lucky Baldwin’s during IPA Fest. Color is a deep overripe orange. Nose is like old orange juice and light hop. Taste is very malty, light caramel, light citric hop. Unexciting, like a WC Barley wine.
bp (790) - Queens, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: pours a hazy orange with a thin white head, huge citrus aroma, hops, taste is mostly hops, some pine and sweet malty finish. Just another hop bomb.
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2014 Update 2/18/2014. Draught. Aroma of sweet tropical fruits, citrus, grapefruit, fruity hops. Flavor is sweet with lots of mango, tropical fruits, grapefruit with bitter citrus hops in the finish. Slightly sticky palate. Light sweetness, very fruity, very drinkable despite its 10% abv. Well done!
Bottle. Pours a murky burnt orange with a thick, creamy white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, grapefruit, and floral hops. Awesome aroma. Flavor of tropical fruits and lots of caramel malt. A bit thick in the palate, but quite nice actually. Normally I don’t usually like these heavy IIPAs, but the flavor profile makes this one worth it.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Aroma of piney and tropical fruit hops with some serious toffee maltiness beneath as well as marshmallow and acetone. In the mouth, overwhelmingly sweet malt, reminiscent of something you might expect to find in a two-year-old DIPA, all but covers up the tropical fruit hoppiness, leaving nothing but balancing, bittering hops that are astringent more than anything else. To go along with the astringency, a very heavy mouthfeel and huge alcohol/acetone-like presence round out this mess.
dalekliz (874) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a small bubbly white head. Sweet and sharp aroma, of malt, candied citrus, hops, grass. Taste is quite sweet, almost sticky-sweet, of malt, citrus hops, sugar, then picks up a lot of bitterness with pine and grass and an alcohol bite. Lingering bitter-sweetness. Very tasty.
can8ianben (1316) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of a pine forest. Intensely robust and spicy with subtle citrus notes. Orange in color with a thick white foamy head. Flavor of sweet fruit and bitter hops. Just a really complex and powerful IPA. I love this one. Another home run from Port Brewing.
changeup45 (1717) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Julio’s. A beer I’ve wanted to try but it ended up being a little disappointing. Pours amber-orange with a nice off-white head that settles down to a patchy layer and leaves spotty lacing. Aroma shows grapefruit, orange peel and caramel malt and after it breathes for a minute I pick up some alcohol fumes. Flavor has a lot of malts, caramel, toffee, baked goods, spicy hops follow with resin, citrus flavor, and an alcohol sting in the finish. Overall the beer is sweet, sticky and a bit syrupy, not to the point of being too cloying but I’m not going to say the 10% hides well. Decent, I guess I just expected a little more.
notalush (4853) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy glowing orange, sticky lace - it’s got your standard grapefruit heavy, pine hop explosion in the nose you’d expect from PP - some fusel alcohol underneath this - lightly sweet and tangy citrus up front, followed by extreme bitterness that builds until it eventually becomes astringent - strong alcohol in the finish amplifies this astringent quality - sticky caramel throughout - a touch of metallic character in the finish as well - some lingering earthy, herbal hop flavors underneath keep the finish from completely ruining the beer - another overrated IIPA - what a shock.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a fairly standard copper color with a one-finger tall, white head. Sticky lacing. The aroma was a blast of resiny pine hops with floral and citrus notes. Some softer sweetness. The flavor was pine and floral with a bit of sweet malts cutting through. Medium bodied with a bit of alcohol heated noted on the finish. Well made, kind of boring.