oakbluff (428) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle- pours a cloudy light orange, minimal soapy head. Nose- sweet candied fruit, light piney perfume. Taste- soapy juicy grapefruit rinds, light biscuity malts. Medium bodied hop delivery vehicle. Oily hops leave a dry finish with some orange aftertaste. Very good IPA
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Monks. Deep golden in color with a nice fluffy white head. Grassy, earthy piney hop aroma. Orange and grapefruit notes. Hoppy and malty flavor. Citrusy piney and peppery notes. Nice bitter finish. Full bodied. Well balanced. Refreshing.
scoth (586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear light golden with a thin white head, good lacing. Bountiful hop odor, pine, hay, and a little musky, I just want to keep smelling it. Body is a little thicker than I was expecting, very nice, not at all syrupy. Little bit of caramel candy malt, strong pine flavor, bitter, long aftertaste.
raphael (971) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Victory. wide ranged hop aroma from pine to lemon. clear golden with a thin head. good carbonation and hops popping around the mouth. good bitterness that wasnt too clingy. i wish i;d had a pen when drinking the beer. very quaffable. flavor not offensive but just a little ignorable. i want to drink some more.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from america, from chap iv foprgotten the name of, at home. Aroma is peachy lychee candy sugar, leafy peppery cirtus hop. Taste is more piney, massivly bitter, citrus, dry peppery piney finish. Really great ipa.
rayg1 (584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a treat that Ross let me split with him. This beer pours out a ruddy brown with little to no head. Smell is just a nasal overload of hops. Grass, pine, and a touch of citrus, great aroma on this one. Taste is brutal hops, just downright brutal. Skip the sweetness, skip the typical west coast grapefruit taste, this one is just downright bitter and resiny. This is a different animal than Pliny and I like it!
BelgianBeerGal (3328) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried to obey the bottle and drink as fresh as possible. Very strong aroma of pine resin and juniper. Flavour is like you mixed mandarine oranges with pine needles...plenty of citrus and plenty of bitterness. Very unique IPA and I like it.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 pint, 9 fl. oz. - bottled on 07/22/08: Deep golden pour with a skinny head that really wants to lace. The aroma is just fantastic - bright hops are an understatment. Notes of rindy clementine and sweet oranges meld well with lighter notes of candied oranges, wet grass, pine needles, peaches and apricots. A more intense rindy note meets the tongue, reminiscent of pink grapefruit. Prickly carbonation breaks up the hoppiness. A mild caramel base works to balance the hop onslaught, but comes up a bit sharp. I would boost the caramel in this to balance the insanely complex and bitter hops. A nice example with the aroma easily beating out the body.
daknole (10111) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stefanje you are the man. Thanks for this bottle. Wow what an amazing hop bomb! Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is citrus and pine. Some malts can be had in the nose, but the power of the hops takes over! And then the flavor...tastes like biting into a nice big chunk of grapefruit skin...also some pine notes in it. I could sit and live off the aroma of this beer for days...and the flavor is just plain amazing.
Tmoney99 (11678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy golden color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium to full body with a oily slick texture. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew.