Skeets (25) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Pours a clear golden amber. 1/4 inch head that dissipated pretty quickly. Strong fresh hop aroma of pine and citrus. Very drinkable IPA
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the pub. Clear gold with little head. Nose of citrus peel and hops. Flavor is bitter pine and hop resin with some floral aromas and spice as well. Ending in a bit more bitter than expected.
sunevdj (3424) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Toronado. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Very light sweetness with a moderate bitterness. Heavy hopsaromas of flowers, grepefruit and spruce and a hint of plant sap. Light to medium bodied. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
can8ianben (1387) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A really decent beer, but really hard to rate this in their sampler next to the two Pliney beers. Itís very well balanced between hoppy and malty, syrupy, sweet, and bitter. The aroma and everything about this is well crafted. RR is quite the brewery!
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Dr. Billís. Thick white head on top of a deep amber body. Lots of lace. Lovely spruce and pine aromas. Solid body. Grassy bitterness leaves a lovely lingering finish. Gorgeous IPA.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Hand-bottled, thanks Esa K.) Clear amber with a small, bright white head. Very crisp, lemony-piney aroma. Crisply aromatic-hoppy, pine-resiny flavor with some exotic fruitiness. Very dry and bitter mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Nicely drinkable for the amount of hops. Like the first batches of Severin, but without the cat-pee, and even drier and more bitter.
Lothore (585) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- This beer had a huge 2 finger head right off the tap which seemed to get bigger as I drank it and left tons of lacing. It was a light orange color.
S- Smell was of piney hops with a small amount of a citrus kick. The hops smelled like the amazing scent of adding hops to a wort boil, almost no other IPA that iíve had has recreated this smell
T- Taste was very hoppy for a standard ipa, with blended citrus notes. Sweet pine taste seemed to dominate followed by a rich grainy fullness.
M- Very crisp and carbonated but not as viscous as some of RRís other offerings. Went down very smooth.
D- This beer was very drinkable. It did seem to me that it was stronger than 6 percent but none the less it went down fairly easy.
GJF (1348) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 If this one suffers at all itís simply from being tasted side by side with Pliny the Elder and RR IPA, both of which I really love. This is tough competition at this brewery!
Ramenen (466) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank it on tap at the brewery. Pours light golden with a nice piney aroma. Light bodied, and very easy to drink
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2008 Sampling from Mike. Thanks again bro! Big citrus hop aroma. Orange gold color with a nice head and sticky lacing. Hops over power much everything in this one. A touch of caramel malt lends "balance", but this is how I like it. The hop resins lingering in this one forever. Freaking awesome. Best tasting ever.