Sammy (8947) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good IPA on-tap at Port Carlsblad. Great balance and better than most double IPAs. Orangey colour with white head. Well malted for drinkability but what I get is smooth mouthful of contained but potent hop.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cold 22oz bottle: Pours a clear golden orange color with a thin layer of light tan bubbles, mostly around the edges. Aroma is of pine and flowers. Taste is predominantly of floral hops with notes of malt, citrus and pine. Medium body with ample carbonation. A floral hops lover’s dream.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange, medium white head. Grassy and floral hops dominate the aroma. Good big malts balance out the extreme hops offered in this beer. Bit of grapefruit, but mostly herbal, flowery hops that bitter the tounge.
Stine (1629) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 Poured from a 22 oz. Light bronze. Aroma is a gorgeous garden of clementine, mango and wildflower. Tastes of massive malts, with plastic, butterscotch, and herbal hops providing a bit of spark. The muddle of hops is fairly imprecise and indecipherable. Fat malty texture. Good vibe. Thanks for sharing, Zac!
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Beer_Hawk for sharing this one at the Nashville gathering. A nice citurs aroma with the rich smell of malt mixed in with it. An orange hazed beer with a clinging lacing. A very nice mix of the grapefruit and malty flavors as well. A good hard bitter that spreads all across your tongue. A palate that is smooth and full with good carbonation. A very good beer. thanks steve
LinusStick (2887) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW! Did you ever taste an IPA that made you lose your breath it was so hoppy? That is the Wipeout. The aroma was grass, floral hops, and hops. The taste was hops. The name should be hops. Everything about this bad boy was hops. I thought we did hops well on the east coast but man...this is hops. I know I keep saying hops but after drinking this I can’t think about much else. Thanks Dirty_Martini for the trade!
adrian910ss (2371) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Pours an orange golden color with a mammoth white creamy head. Beautiful white lacing on the glass. Aroma is of floral hops and piney resin. Taste is west coast piney with soft floral overtones. Very well done and quite enjoyable.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks bro (Vac) for sending this out for Christmas (Shared at the Nashville Tasting)! Poured a nice orange color with a white head that left light lacing. Big aromas of orange, grapefruit, and pine. The flavor found grapefruit mixed with light caramel and other malts. Medium body and moderate bitterness throughout. Truly an enjoyable IPA. Thanks bro!!
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber courtesy of FlacoAlto! Thanks!!! Pours a clear copper, with 2 fingers of beige head. Smells of pine, grapefruit, hops, and other citrus flavors. Now this is an IPA, almost borders a DIPA, but wow, very good. Medium mouthfeel, flavors similar to the smells. Great hops, well balanced with a kick! My first Port beer, and i want more! Thanks again!
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from cquiroga...apricot puree body with medium off-white head..aroma of sugar, ruby red grapefruit, clove, and light pineapple...flavor of grapefruit pulp, earthy grains, grassy hops, and a dry and bitter finish...