tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy dark copper with small but persistent offwhite head. The aroma is lovely, subtle fruity hops with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, date, cotton candy, and a bit of toasty malt. The flavor is surprising with the assertive bitterness... off to a good start. There is a fruity melon, strawberry, and tangerine mix in there with a toasty backbone. Toward the finish is takes on more of a date and fig sweetness behind piney bitterness that lingers for quite a while. Pretty good stuff.
jgb9348 (5124) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, dense copper coloured body with a super hazy orange glow and a thin tan head. Aroma of bright, strong, high alpha acid hops, a touch of citrus and a lot of pine - nice and cloying! Medium-bodied; Strong, super assertive and bittering hops that hit like metal and resin. Very nice and pungent bitterness at the finish with a touch of light herbal sweetness, but a lot of hops, a good balance of malt and way more hops - nice. Overall, a super potent and very hoppy finish with a good malt balance, slight amount of sweetness, but this one really is all about the hops. Probably as hoppy as you can get for a beer with this gravity - but it’s well enjoyed by me! I’d recommend this for people who REALLY like hops, but don’t necessarily like Imperial IPAs (like me). This one is lighter in alcohol than those, but still high. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Ye Olde Spirit Shop in Frederick, Maryland on 29-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 11-September-2010 (9 year anniversary).
TheBeerGod (5597) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber pour with a short, packed beige head. Aroma is citrus, spicy hops, soft caramel, sweet malt and iced tea. Taste is big spicy and earthy hops, citrus notes, sweet malt, caramel, sweetened iced tea, light lemon and faint maple syrup. Body is light-medium with some stickiness and creamy carbonation. Finishes with more sweet malt, caramel, light toffee, earthy hops, soft spice and iced tea. Nice but was hoping for a bigger hop bomb.
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, herbs, earth, and citrus. Flavor of caramel malt, pine, and grass with a moderately bitter finish.
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber pour with a moderate thick white head. Hoppy, citrusy, and spicy aroma. Nice and smooth, dry, bitter and a nice smooth finish.
thirdeye11 (5817) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber thanks to Mora2000) clear rich, orange with a lasting film of bubbles. Nose of orange, candied ginger, marmalade, and perfume. Taste of rye, bitter citrus, celery and very bitter orange peel with a creamy body.
Dorwart (2451) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin of-white head of varying sized bubbles. Nice hoppy aroma with some gingerbread, toasted grains and a hint of caramel sweetness. Color is a nice copper orange. Mild hops and bitterness in the flavor. Lots of tea and herbal flavors. Rather dry and a bit chalky. I was mistaken about the bitterness. Bitterness shines strong late swallow with lots of grapefruit pith. Slight alcohol presence. A pretty good IIPA.
Sammer (1090) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange / brown pour from bottle shared by Mora2000. Nose is hoppy and clean. Taste is lightly bitter, with notes of flowers and hay. Finish is slightly warm and hoppy. Very decent, very smooth IPA.
bubbleflubber (2053) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange-amber, murky, into the glass. A thin head ensues, eggshell, reducing to soapy lace. The nose is of countryside, basement, and semi-gamey meat with toffee overtones... extremely interesting. Nice bold bitters from the front to the back of the pull. Mingling throughout is a hint of caramel malt and maybe just a hint of peat. The finish is resinous and lingers of bitters. Peppering the mouth with a full body and semi-chewy palate, this is a decent offering, and a very nice West-Coast "impy" IPA style.
Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is resiny hops and earthy hops with a bit of toffee. The flavor is a lot of toffee and caramel with some earthy hops, resiny hops and pine hops. While there is quite a bit of hop flavor, there is very little bitterness, making this a very malty IPA. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.