FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Dark golden orange color with a small white head. Candied citrus, sweet pine hop aromatics. Citric, pinesol hop character predominates. Mild malt character peers through tropical fruit and an acrid floral component. Medicinal aspirin finish, vegetal qualities. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly hot.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber served in a tulip. Super hazy orange pour with a two-finger thick head of creamy light beige foam. Great retention and lacing. The aroma included fresh tangerines, a bit of mango and some peach. Tropical fruit overload! Very fresh aroma. The flavor had fresh tropical fruit, citrus, and a solid dose of underlying caramel. A nice crisp bitterness, but also some light astringency. Full-bodied with soft carbonation. One of the better DIPAs that I have had recently. Well done!
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by OSCF. Thanks Todd! Nose is strong grapefruit, orange, and a little lemon. Flavor is fresh and hoppy with little astringency. Much better than the 2nd Anniversary. Tasty.
SudsMcDuff (7971) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
damn you neuralizer! ...man, this was a nice mellow brew, better than 2 by a mile! ... I drank some boiling water ’cause I wanted to whistle...
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of gandgkevin on 07/18/2009. Cloudy orange body with a medium frothy off-white head. Big floral and citrus hop aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with fruity and citrus hop notes. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
AmEricanbrew (6722) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear amber with a fleeting white head. Good pine and floral hop aromas. Smooth medium body. Nice hoppy floral and pine flavors on a lightly sweet toasted caramel base.
Tmoney99 (13330) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Noogfest High 5.
Poured hazy copper color with an average creamy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy sour citrus earthy hop aroma. Medium body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Heavy smooth bittersweet hoppy flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
This is a good beer.
HighWine (959) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2012 Bottle. Iced tea with a white head. Big floral and citrus hop nose and peach and dried apricot flavor with a little bitterness. Great lacing. Oily mouthfeel. Really enjoyed this. .
juiceisloose (1302) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy, dark ornage color with a small, foamy off white head that leaves scattered spots of lacing behind. The citrus shines through in the aroma with orange, pineapple, and tangerines. Very tropical smelling. A big dose of caramel comes through as well showing its sweetness. The flavor follows suit with the pineapple and orange citrus along with a good dose of pine bitterness. Sweet caramel malt comes in behind and tames the bitterness and adds huge malt sweetness. There is definitely some alcohol heat on the finish. The mouthfeel is big and syrupy with a lengthy bitter sweet finish. This is a nice ipa, but one I couldn’t drink in large quantities.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2009 On tap at Daily Pint, Santa Monica, 7/6/09. Pours nice amber with very strange vanilla butter aroma. Nice bitterness with sweet balanced. This is an incredibly creamy and sweet IPA and I am wondering if they added lactose sugars. Interesting anniversary brew, but certainly not the best I’ve had from Port/LA.