petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours blonde, white head. Aroma is hoppy, yeasty and fruity (grapefruit). Taste, hoppy, lots of citrus and grapefruits flavors, giving a light bitter taste. There is a sublte light malty / caramel presence.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2009 Bottle thanks to DuffManSW. Gold pour with a slight pink tint and a big loose white head with lots of lacing. Lots of bright citrus and bubblegum ester aroma with notes of honey, toffee, and lemon grass. The hop profile is much more bitter and piny than the aroma. Thereís still a nice balance of honey and toffee malts. Medium body with soft carbonation.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
DLD 2009, and thanks to Ughsmash for getting me a glassful: It poured a golden amber body with a decent, sustained head. The aroma was a hop-headís treat - floral, pine, tart citrus, zest, earth... The flavor almost matched that with a flavorful hop bitterness almost balanced by a light caramel sweetness. The finish was dry with a prolonged bitterness. Very nice.
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very seductive DIPA. Pours a peachy amber to golden color with white head that starts thick and dissipates to a thin layer that lasts well. Lace is present.
Nose is the best feature of this ale. I get an appetizing tropical fruit, and perhaps we could call it candied tropical fruit like in those tropical versions of trail mix, where you might get some coconut thrown in for good measure. Iím also picking up something that is in the direction of mango with pineapple.
Taste is grassy and dry up front, with a reflexive mouth pucker from the hops leaping across the palate. Not a lot of malt here, and the alcohol is amazingly subdued.
The hoplover will relish this one but if youíre not into the style I can see why some see it as too much.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a golden, slightly rosey color with thick whitish head. Aroma is vibrant with citrus and floral hoppiness and a slight earthiness. Flavor is nearly untouchable, simply bursting with resinous citrus and floral hoppiness. Iíve never experienced a beer with a larger number of flavors within its hop profile. It just seems to change from the first drop to minutes after the last gulp. Unreal.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Poured a clear light golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is near perfect hops very floral and earthy. Wow this is everything I want and expect from a west coast IPA. Powerfull hop presence without being overwhelming balances nicely with itís caramel malt base. Dry slightly bitter finish. Excellent.
ashbob90210 (3) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2009 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap. The best it can get when it comes to IPA aroma and taste. If it is on tap at a bar you are at and do not order this beer, there is something wrong with you.
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle ,I have been saving this for a while and today i broke it out and man was i glad i did.This was a delicious hop flavored IIPA with a dark yellow pour and a nice fluffy white head a pine like flavor and not to biitersweet over all very tastey.CHEERS!
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (in NZ). A dark gold pour with a think creamy white head. The big hop aroma exploded from the moment I opened the bottle - citrus, citrus and more citrus - but pine and grass also, and a touch of chocolate from the malt. Drinking it, the palate is so smooth, despite the hop bitterness. At first you get all that piney and citrusy flavour - getting more of the malt in the swallow - and even in the finish, which has peppery hops but surprisingly not too bitter. And a lovely warmness to remember it by. Brilliantly done.
captaincass (45) - Everson, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2009 smells like hops after you open the package, amazing chinook, centennial they are all there. pours very thin was thinking this would be heavier. i mu st say the smell is the most amazing aroma of any beer iíve had. the flavors are all hops and i like it, not too sweet with almost a wet hop flavor, amazing.