daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber/orange pour with a small bubbly head. Aroma is tart citrus, malt and some grass. Flavor hits with a thunder and lightning combo of malt and hops. They alternate on your tongue until the last hop bite coats the back of your tongue. Not bad.
tomthompson89 (1864) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
had with Sammy his bottle copper color, decent white foam. Nose is citrus, some malt, flavor is kinda pine hops with some sweet cloying malts not bad but not a fav.
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up at the brewery. Not all that balanced, it’s piney bitterness. Big bubbly off-white head on cloudy grapefruit. Bitter aroma. Some soap, carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Gillard. Pours gold with copper core and white head. The aroma is sweet grapefruit and orange with some malts in the back. I don’t get much else. The taste is nearing sticky malts and moves toward pine hop bitterness. I get faint grapefruit hops and near midway mildly roasted malts and malt sweetness. Certainly a nice load of bitter hops up front running into malt to the finish.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy Gillard. Pours a clear copper with a large off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrus, malt, and caramel. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate to strong amount of bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Good.
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours cloudy brown with a light white head . . aroma is subtle pine wiht some citrus fruit . . taste is creamy, pine with grapefruit . . slightly bitter but has a smooth sweet finish . . i enjoyed it
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottel courtesy of Gillard.
Pours amber. Taste is malty with sweet caramel followed by hints of hops. Nothing really memorable.
Dorwart (2342) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent sized sloppy white head of varying sized bubbles. Reduces to a rocky sloppy mess. Light malt aroma with some cinnamon, ritz crackers and a bit of floral hops. No where near enough hops for a IIPA. Color is a dark amber. Roasty and bitter. Bit of harsh bitterness and some caramel. Some orange and spices. Noticable alcohol presence. Finishes bitter and dry and a chalky. I have learned not to expect too much from this brewery. This is another reason why.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bomber from Canal’s in Princeton, NJ. Very hazy copper pour inder a 2 finger medium tan head. Average lacing. Very little citrus/pine in a weak aroma of malt and a little hay. Tastes more like a slighly hoppy APA/Amber blend. This is an Imperial Marketing Ale - not an IIPA. Yes, it has a hoppy profile but not an aggressive one. No grapefruit notes. Malty, bready and too much alcohol/phenol stuff going on. Unremarkable finish. OK texture. My first from this brewery and I won’t be running out to grab another terribly soon.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber in color with a small off white head. Aroma: moderate citrus, earthy, and floral hops, molasses,and a touch of alcohol. Taste is malty with molasses, earth, and a moderate hop profile. Gets muddled, and doesn’t seem to have much direction. Alcohol gets moderate in the finish. Moderate bitterness. Wasn’t crazy about this.