mcberko (13023) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle, pours clear golden / copper. Aroma is very piney hops, with tropical fruits. Flavour of intense piney, resinous hops, an herbal quality, loads of fruit, balanced just enough with caramel malt. Beautifully crafted IIPA.
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden/orange/yellow. Aroma predominantly of citrus and hops. Flavour of pine hops, citrus fruits and orange peel. Very hoppy, nicely bitter.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Another perfect beer. A hazed apricot color with a tall lasting head and strong aromas of grapefruit rind. Full nectar with excellent carbonation. Full and lush with only mild sweetness. In an attempt to balance the extreme hop profile the malt backbone turns away with a blush and realizes his futility. The finish is bittered and scorned and bittered again. If you let it, I’m sure this beer will eat your face to the cheek bone. I don’t even have to Trump this one. The perfect beer and I wan’t another one.
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hops everywhere. Very cloudy. Looks like a Hefeweizen. Hops dominate the nose and flavor. Very dry. A delicious unfiltered hop bomb.
fletchfighters (1383) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Only real negative was the lack of a nose. Otherwise a very good beer. Very good amounts of grapefruit, orange and pine. Very attractive looking beer and great head with this. Extremely well hidden ABV.
jethrodium (366) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Bottles on 3/30/2011. Pours a hazy golden amber with a three finger white head that lasts forever and leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. A bit of sediment even with a careful pour. The bottom of the bottle has about an inch of sludge. The aroma is big pine hops with some orange and a bit of grapefruit as well. There is also a strong breadiness present. The initial taste is relatively sweet with the pine coming through first. There is a also some citrus as well as the same breadiness present in the nose. A little bit of caramel as well. Finish has a pretty strong bitterness. Medium-full body. Medium carbonation.
maley1 (1042) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Golden amber pour with small white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and hops. Flavour of grapefuit, pine and bitter hop finish that was just right. Good beer.
BrooHa (121) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz from bevMo in SLO during my sister’s wedding weekend. As an East Coaster, it blew my mind to see all the Port Brewing, Lost Abbey, et al on the shelves! Pours a hazy amber. Creamy looking head. Sharp grapefruit pine and some toffee-like scent. Crisp and dry. Not as sweet as other IPAs or IIPAs. Finsishes dry with a slight funkiness. I like it but would probably go for others in this style.
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden coloured. Hazy. Creamy beige head. Aroma of pine, citrus, flowers, light caramel and spice. Flavour is very grapy and citric. Loads of pine, herbs and flowers. Some vague sweetness to counter the hoppiness. Medium to full bodied. Has a grapy and dry herbal bitterness in the end. Mongo must have been an awesome cat. This beer definately are.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy golden color with a one finger thick off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma and flavor is pungent pine and resin hops with a touch of lightly sweetened toasted malt in the finish. Medium body. Has a touch of astringency. Quite bitter. A good beer.