Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. No date. Unsure of age.. Pours light amber, with an orange hue. One finger head, which dissipates to a thin ring, leaving spotty soapy lacing. Ripe tropical aromas of guava, mango, OJ pulp and dried florals. Palate is full, with lower carbonation. Flavors of bitter orange citrus, mango, herbs, pine and dried florals cling to the palate, on the lingering finish. A deceivingly big beer, with a big hop nuances. Best enjoyed chilled, not straight out if fridge cold. The aromas and flavors integrated and became more expressive as the beer warmed. Overall, a good IPA for hopheads.. Let it warm.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
joeworrall (86) - USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from a 22 oz bottle, it is a hazy light brown color with a sweet floral/citrus aroma. The taste is more pinecone hops with a fairly bitter finish. This is a nice bitter IIPA, but doesn’t have the fruity hop flavor and aroma that I really love in an IIPA.
brybell (1) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a great beer. Poured a rather dark golden color, and slightly cloudy. I was surprised by how dark it was for an IPA. Small, quickly dissipating head.
Aroma was sweet, some citrus notes, with lots of hoppy resinous pine.
It was very sweet, but not super malty, which I was surprised about. Hops were balanced by the sweetness. Overall I really enjoyed this one.
mcberko (12451) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a cloudy dull orange with a tiny white head. Nose brings out candied notes upfront, along with rich resinous hops, a touch of pine, and a seemingly large caramel malt backing. Flavour is similar, bringing out big resinous hops, some citrus and grapefruit, and a rich caramel malt backing that leaves some residual sugars. Each successive sip reveals the sweetness more and more, in cloying territory after a while. It’s not that lopsided, but this is certainly not at all my kind of IIPA. A cloyingly sweet, syrupy, over-malted IIPA here. Not my thing.
ADfan (787) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer has a honey color with a medium head. On the nose there is a pine aroma that is noticed first and then some fruit zest. Taste is balanced with citrus, grass and hops. Long finish.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good. Strong pine notes. Surprisingly resiny for the relatively low ABV. Malt base present but second fiddle. Nice not overpowering bitterness.
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bookman10 (863) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, brownish-gold with small, fast dissipating head. Much citrus and floral in the aroma. Taste is fairly balanced between hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Could stand to be a bit more hoppy. Not bad at all. The rather high alcohol content is well-hidden.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dirty dusty golden pour with an eggshell crown. Earthy, grassy, peppery, citrusy. Grapefruit pith, a little evergreen. Medium mouthfeel. Solid but not exceptional.
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from Stinson Wine and Spirits. Pours a clear apricot color with a soapy soft off white head that fades to a thin faint wispy film and collar. Aroma has pine grapefruit some orange zest and resinous sweetness. Taste is bitter resinous piny grapefruit hops and malt with a spice finish. Palate is thin biting and dry. Solid and tasty!
Fatehunter (2064) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a finger of head on a clear, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is a wonderful mixture of orange, mango and grapefruit.
The taste has moderate to strong pine bitterness throughout with peeks of pineapple sweetness to balance it out.
The texture has soft edges with moderate carbonation.
It’s loaded with bitterness at around 100 IBUs but still retains great flavor.