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 (1025) - 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 (4099) - 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 (3958) - 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.