Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled on 7/9/08. Poured slightly hazy golden/orange with a short, sticky cap of white head. The aroma was positively delightful.. pineapple first and foremost with complementary notes of pine resin and tangy floral influence.. the pale backing didn’t do too much, but it was well balanced.. a hair warmer impression than 6.1%, but that wasn’t necessarily bad. The flavor had a little more maltage than the aroma indicated, with bready and other pale malts present.. bitterness was plentiful with grapefruit and a hay/pine cross all over.. finished bitter with less specific character and some alcohol warmth. Medium-bodied and slightly scratchy on the palate from the resiny hops.. juicier on the back with a memorable finish. Great one!
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. thanks to drewbeerme for bringing this by on this dreary saturday afternoon.... pours a hazy light orange with a thin circular soapy white head.... citrusy grapefruit nose that is pretty assertive which i found to be pretty nice....flavors are citrusy with some grass and a nice dry bitter finish.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to cloudskipper for this one. Very pale orange-golden beer with a sticky white head. Nice bright hoppy aroma. Light pine and citrus along with a nice light honeyed sweetness. Flavour is nice and hoppy. Sticky resinousness over a soft pale malt base. Nicely tropical and lightly citrusy but it is much leaner on both the hop aroma and flavour than I was expecting. Still a very well-made IPA.
changeup45 (1724) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2010 Re-Rate 1/14/10: Orange color, big fluffy head, thick lacing. Floral and herbal; nicely hopped with pine and grapefruit hops with some lemon. Moderately bitter. Nice beer. Original Rating: Big thanks to zythum for the trade! This beer pours an orange color with a thick off-white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is really nice and hoppy with pine, flowers and citrus. The flavor consists of a generous amount of piney hops with some citrus orange as well as a little lemon. Crisp bitterness and a bit dry in the finish. Nice malt backing too. This is terrific and can probably stand up to any IPA out there. Thanks again zythum! This was even better the second time I had it, if that’s possible.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours from 500 ml bottle a light orange hue, forming a nice head of foam. Aroma strong of grapefruits, hops, pine resins, with field grass flowers. Flavour of the same, perfectly balanced, sticky mouth feel. Not exactly a hop bomb, but close enough to appreciate the balanced that RR has done in producing this fine beer. Hops, malts, in perfect harmony with one another, both bitter and somewhat sweet. Simply an unbelievable IPA, pure bliss with each lovely gulp. IPA lovers delight!
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From .5l bottle. Light golden with a off-white head and decent lace. Huge aroma of powerful hops. Full flavored ale with slightly oily aftertaste. Definitely in the West Coast style.
AmEricanbrew (6438) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
07.09.2008 bottling date. Clear amber with a tight white head. Big aroma is grapefruit with a hint of caramel. Medium body. Big bitter grapefruit is about the only hop i can taste here, and there is very little malt sweetness to temper it. Man, i haven’t drank this bitter an ipa in a long time. Pass me the Pliney please...
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at TDR Ex.: Very hoppy aroma of pine, grapefruit, pineapple, and hops. Poured gold in color with a medium-sized, dense, creamy, white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor of hops!, pine, and grapefruit. Medium body. Sticky, chalky texture. Average carbonation. Hoppy bitterness. Medium dry, medium bitter, hop finish.
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle picked up locally, yeah, that’s pretty cool.
Really nice hop nose, clean hops, gives me a the chills just sniffing it. Recently bottled 072308...bout as fresh as they get for what I can see.
Nice bitterness that doesn’t get washed out. Leaves the pine, fruity hop flavor all over the mouth, like licking resin off my teeth. Doesn’t have the malt to hold back the hops, this scrubbed my tongue and left it scared more than the Elder.
I liked it, nice beer.
Thank the gods I’ve developed a love for IPA’s....
valpoaj (663) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange-gold with a robust, bumpy white head that is slow to dissipate and leaves ample lacing as it disappears from my glass. Aroma is very nicely done...heavy on grapefruit with a good slice of orange in there as well. Some piney hops as well, and although there’s not a lot outside of hops, the balance in the hops keeps it nice and pleasant. Flavor grew on me as the bottle disappeared...mostly fruity and piney hops, with a good dose of grapefruit and pineapple with a lot of bitterness and a slight hint of sweet malt. Palate is semi-oily, but did border on slightly watery, but nothing offensive. Good offering from RR.