TheBeerGod (5003) - 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 (11760) - 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 (302) - 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 (5378) - 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 (2333) - 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 (1006) - 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 (1700) - 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 (5306) - 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.
msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lure’s. Pours hazy orangish amber with off-white head. Aromas of citrusy hops, caramel malt, and a wee of pine. Flavor is a ton of bitter hops with good amount of citrus and nice malt backbone. The bitterness lived up to the reported IBU in my opinion. Nice to have a fresh IPA on tap.
NachlamSie (2610) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber picked up from Bruisin’. hah. "Nine hop additions of Warrior and Amarillo comes in at a whopping 90 IBUs". So, where is it? Like so many other self-proclaimed extra hoppy brews from the Carolinas, this falls short. What we have here is a standard, mildly bitter IPA with almost British influences. The aroma is woody with some non-descript citrus and an almost meaty note. I can get enough hops in the way of flavor to impart a distinct bitterness on my palate and tell this is an IPA, but it’s definitely not intense. Nothing really stands out; I can’t pinpoint solid grapefruit, grass, wood, pineapple, pine etc. This isn’t bad, though. No off-flavors and enough bitterness to hold my interest. Drinkable, but not hop-flavorful enough to be called west coast style.