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 (4022) - 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.
emacgee (3870) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy bright gold with a two finger creamy yellow head. The nose is fruity, fresh hops, mandarin oranges, citrus peel bitterness, some indications of the bitterness in the flavor. The flavor was initially sweet and resinous hops, citrusy, mild bitterness, floral, then the bitterness became much more progressive and eventually upfront. Very nice IPA though.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a white head. Has a slight grapefruit like aroma. Flavor is very hoppy with hints of grapefruit and undertones of malt. Finishes with a nice bitterness.
mahennin (16) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold-orange beer with a large white head. Smells of hops. Tastes like a standard IPA, but good. Lots of hops. Head really lingers.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - I don’t get the connection to the name, but the beer was good. Very hoppy and malty IPA. The head retention was tremendous on this beer. Flavor was sweet and malty. Very well done.
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is sweet, sticky, floral hops. Pours a pale, hazy gold color with a large fluffy white head that leaves nice lacing. Taste is dominated by citrus hops including lemon, grapefruit, and a slight metallic bite on the back of the tongue. Smooth mouth feel with medium carbonation. Drinkable and enjoyable.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 oz. bottle from Bootleggers) Pours hazy goldish-amber. Three fingers of off-white head - foamy but fairly sturdy. Aroma initially of vanilla and some caramel. As head recedes there is big grapefruit and pine. Mouthfeel is smooth, borderline chewy, even a bit sticky. Lots of foamy, broken rings and sheets of lacing. Flavor is just oozing with hops, biting grapefruit and a bit of pine. Grapefruit bitterness scrapes the tongue. There is soft vanilla and caramel underneath that somewhat balances but the grapefruit dominates. Even with the big hop bite the beer somehow is not overly harsh. Slight disappointment in that there is no fruitiness. Lingering grapefruit rind bitterness.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
An average IPA. Dominated by its stickiness and the film it left in my mouth after every drink. Not a bad brew, tasted like a mellow version of Alpha King, but had the texture and property of grape juice (drys the mouth, leaves a sticky film).
bellmyer (41) - EAST MOLINE, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Somehow a local grocer had a growler of this sitting in a display. Pour is a very cloudy yellow. Big points for the beer actually looking like melted yellow snow. Nice head that dissipates into a ring. Aroma is nice citrus hops. Lots of fruity hops in the taste and really a nice flavor, not too offensive. Flavor doesn’t last very long. Nice lacing. A solid brew.