williamherbert (1337) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thick and bubbly open-hand of pure white laundry detergent head. Lots of Rohrshach-test white lace. Cloudy and golden yellow like pineapple juice.
The aroma is wonderful (Amarillo) hops; grapefruit, pineapple, orange juice. Sweet and bitter and full of flowery, citrusy scents. Perfect and sweetly bitter.
The taste is bitter as hell, with a major grapefruit presence, balanced by the sweetness or orange. Spicy like a Belgian white with orange peel. Alternates bitter and sweet.
The feel is fizzy on the tongue, and chewy. The feel of grapefruit juice, including the bitter bite. Grapefruit is the name of the game here. Sooo bitter but sooo delicious.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy yellow body, lasting white head. aroma is citrus hops. flavor is as balanced as a much bigger beer, with plenty of citrus hops at the forefront and a pleasant and strong malt backbone almost simaltaneously. very well put together IPA and a perfect ABV for the style
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid, lasting white head, rings and clumps of lacing on a dark straw body. Citrus and pine initially in the nose folowed by sweet malts, in the taste the bitterness was more grapefruit and fairly upfont at first but as you got into it it did have some malt backbone.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled in a 22oz. Pours light yellow like you would expect but full of flavor. Overall a decent IPA but not their strongest. Easy drinking compared to others. Not bad.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2009 Bomber from Liquor Barn @ Redding. Too sweet! This is too syrupy sweet. I can see if its a DIPA or TRIPA but not if its a freakin single! The sweet/bitter thing just doesn’t work. Nice hoppage though - full of some fruity grapefruity notes in there. Pours golden cloudy with white head. Aroma is sugars and some grassy stuff. Flavor is sweet, cloyingly so. Ends on a nice wicked bitter aspirin note though.
SECOND ANALYSIS: Having this fresh changed everything! Lots of cascade-ish hops in the nose, a nice aspirin bitterness, and a great earthy flavor.
drowland (6287) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had from a bomber into a tulip glass. Solid IPA with a nice balance that evens this smooth brew out. I was expecting bowl-me-over cat litter Amarillo, but it really wasn’t too bad.
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2010 2010-03-26, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Cloudy blond color; creamy head; nice lace. The aroma is hoppy, quite fruity. Good body strength, with sweetish toffee flavor; strong, powerful bitterness, very aromatic, strong resins and evident fruits (bitter oranges, mango). Long and strong final. Excellent.
2009-06-16, bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, as Rogue OT, 7-4-7-4-15=37
For once I’ve been hit by the Rogue Malediction, and got the same beer under a different label
Hazy golden color; big head, reucing to a thin layer. The aroma, a bit malty, is not impressive; there is also some puckery hop (not bad). It has a strong toffee flavor, not bad; also the bitterness level is high, with some resins and light fruitness (oranges). Long final. Solid brew.
2009-06-04, bottle at Nya Trolls, Malmö, 7-3-7-4-15=36
Cloudy deep blond color. Hoppy aroma, a bit fruity (oranges) and resiny. Dry toffee flavor, strong bitterness. Powerful IPA, not exciting but very enjoyable.
Maltybones (62) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful hazy orange pour with a dense pure white head and high carb. Pine, lemon, grass, floral notes and a herby quality are all there in the aroma. A super bready backbone sets the stage for spruce-pine notes, loads of citrus and a great long bitter finish. A creamy, medium-to-light body makes this a dangerously sessionable beer for 6.2%. On par with Stone and Two-Hearted IPA in my opinion.
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a fluffy white head over a slightly hazed yellow. Aroma of honey, orange peel and caramel. Taste is grain, floral, fruit and citrus zest. Lingering bitterness and slight cardboard. Not much of an IPA. Prickly carbonation, dry finish, well attenuated.
Ughsmash (7203) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured hazy peach with a moderate cap of white head.. nice color to it. The aroma picked up juicy grapefruit, apricots, and spicy pine over a candied caramel base.. almost sticky-sweet as it warmed up. The flavor was more bitter than the nose indicated.. grassy and pine notes provided the bitters, while the grapefruit and floral notes gave more flavor.. simple, sweet caramel base.. the balance never really came together for me. Medium-bodied with thick carbonation on the palate.. bitterness was heavy throughout, but not necessarily enjoyable.. OK stuff.