argo0 (11166) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2005 (1/12/05) Clear amber with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, strong grapefruit, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, herbal. Full body with very nice resin feel. (8/4/9/5/18). (1/28/04) Opaque color with off-white head. Aroma is sweet, grapefruit/pine, caramel. Taste is mild sweet, heavy grapefruit, noticeable alcohol. Medium-full body. (7/4/6/4/13). (9/6/02) Hazy amber. The aroma is pine, beautiful pine. The flavor is also pine -- it’s the essence of this beer, from start to finish. That being said, it doesn’t become overwhelming, and it’s very well-balanced. Some spiciness as well. All told, a profound experience indeed! (10/4/9/5/19)
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap-pours a retaining creamy white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is citrus-lemon/grapefruit hops (cascade, Amarillo). Taste is dry/raw citrus-lemon/grapefruit hops (cascade, Amarillo), faint malt, alcohol. Big. Sipping.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012
Date: April 28, 2007
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2007
Appearance: clear gold, wispy off white head
Aroma: sweet citrus hop aroma
Body: a bit thin body
Flavor: sweet hop flavor, lots of lingering bitterness
Overall: liquid hops
Date: August 24, 2008
Source: south bay
Score: 3.0 to 3.9
Appearance: opaque orange, creany white head, sudsy lace
Aroma: big sweet sugar covered grapefruit aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of citrus hops, lots of sweet grapefruit, well balanced bitterness, leaves a nice long tongue scraping bitterness without being overly bitter or distracting from the hop flavor
Date: May 04, 2010
Source: south bay
a bit more bitterness takes away from the sweet grapefruit,
Date: January 20, 2011
Source: tmac kennesaw
much more subdued and bitter, still the grapefruit with a bit of crystal sweetness, big bitterness takes over,
Date: October 13, 2012
Words: 3.9 to
continuing the subdued and bitter trend of the last couple of years,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of citrus and peaches and malt caramel. Sweet malty flavour with biscuit and peach notes, a touch of tobacco. Finishing both bitter and malty.
thewolf (10696) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours a nice, hazy orange with a medium, creamy white head. It stays for quite a long time and leaves fine laces on the glass. Great aroma with lots of grapefruity hops, some pine, oranges and grass. But there is a great, soft maltiness to it still, quite bready with notes of caramel. Mouthfeel is lightly creamy with prickly carbonation and great dryness. Truly wonderful, balanced flavours. Lots of grapefruit, very bitter, very dry. Malts is biscuity, bready and has soft caramel. The oranges notes appear as well. Truly a wonderful IIPA.
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
botlte shared with faroeviking at ørsted, copenhagen.
yespr and ungstrup gave me some of this few months ago also at ørsted, but that day i lost my notes. i remembered it being darn good, so i bought it as soon as i saw it in the fridge.
cloudy orange, thick light orange head.
piny and sweet hops, peach, dryness. very well composed hoppy aroma.
hopy, dry, flowery, fruits in the flavor, malty sweetness, a hint of caramel, grapefruit, pine, ends dry and piny, accompanied with malty sweetness.
a well balanced and hoppy thing. NICE.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ WSF 2008. Clear golden with tiny head. Sweet aroma with hoppy and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with caramel, loads of hops and grapefruit notes. Finishes with solid bitterness.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - NOV 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy orange colour. The aroma is sweet and fruity with a good hoppiness. The flavour is sweet with a good fruitness, pine, citrus and some alcohol. Fruity and dry bit sweet finish.
bhensonb (10194) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong resin hop aroma. Also floral hop. Maybe some light citrus hop. Lots of hop. Hazy orange gold color with a white head that laced strangely. Medium to full body with caramel malt and lots of different hop. It is definitely malty, and it is surely well balanced. I can feel evergreen in my throat. The malt tends to slip away and the hop turns rather piney. Incredibly awesome.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice big IPA in the American style without being too over the top. Decent balance of malt and hops. Nice long finish. Good one.