JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed dark golden liquid. Hops dominate the aroma. Mostly citric hops and a touch of bread and caramel. Hint of pale malt quickly taken over by citric hops, mostly orange and orange zest. Thinner body which added to the feeling that this is a brew with mostly the hops in mind. I could use a little more body and malt for balance.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer 7 of beer tasting. Aroma is an intense hop-fest, full of citrus. Really attractive. Flavors continue where the nose left off, with accents of grapefruit, lemon and pine. Flavors land sharply on palate, but are of a quality such that I enjoyed it. Finishes appropriately bitter. Delicious!
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy amber, medium white head, bubbly, but only mildly lacy. nose of citrus, grapefruit hops. perhaps a trace of pine. initial flavor is grapefruit hops, with notes of bitter pine and creamy caramel. medium bodied, bitter finish, lots of carbonation. as beer warms, the beer bacame smoother and more drinkable. very enjoyable. single bottle from binnys beverage depot in orland park.
bigrond (1475) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent IPA from a quaility company. The head on this brew held on forever. When the beer was gone, it was still there. Nice hops flavor through out
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange with a small fine frothy sudsy white head. Juicy aroma of tropical fruits, papaya, pineapple, guava, and oranges with a some balancing pine, slightly spicy. I really like this IPA, fruity without being obnoxious, slightly floral, balanced bitterness, sweet without being cloying. The off dryness is fantastic. Flavors of oranges, grapefruit, hint of pineapple and papaya. The malts arent bland nor too toasted. Love the body, medium, smooth yet super fizzy carbonation, lightly sugary but not syrupy. Has the feel of a big double IPA. Even though its rogue, this beer is west coast all the way.
HonkeyBra (3371) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmm. A beer named after pee. Seems like this would be right up CaryTheDudes alley. It doesnt look like pee, though. More of a Hazy Orangish. Bitter, grapefruit, perfumy hop aroma. Flavor is bitter, with a bit of caramel malt and a lingering bitter, spicey after taste. Its good though.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours a cloudy yellowish color with a thick and lingering off white head. Aroma is citrus hops and earthy notes. Flavor is citrus, grass, and slight malt with a slight hop aftertaste. I would call it a very solid but run of the mill double IPA.
fiver29 (1035) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap pours cloudy yellow color with a thick off white head that clings to the glass as you drink it. Aroma is grapefruit and grass mix. Has a creamy medium full body. Flavor is tart, lemon, grassy with a grassy aftertaste. Overall a solid brew. This surprised me because Im not usually a fan of Rogue beers. I liked this one.
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a thin off white head that fades down to nothing. the nose is nice and floral with grapefruit hops and and some hints of lemon. The flavor is intensely hoppy with a caramel finish that sticks to your palate and leaves a resin like finish in your mouth. Overall the carbonation is amazing with a nice balance of flavor and hops which is perfect in an IPA.
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holiday Ale Fest 08... Poured a vibrant, hazy yellow/orange with a white head. This was the last beer I had so my palate was starting to get pretty burnt. I remember it was very hoppy, citrusy, and had wood-like grains. Lots of carbonation to help with the bitterness.