bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Falling Rock in Denver. Thin white head caps the transparent gold brew. Sheets and drips of lacing leave a nice history of this great beer.
Strong hops aroma, a sweet start, tart flavors, and a dry finish. Nice balance of carbonation.
Deserving of it’s 4.2 average score!
finol (3040) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled on 021609 consumed 061609. Bought at Cracked kettle.
Pours hazy golden with a yellowish head.
Smells of grapefruit, pineapple and oranges.
Tastes like hard fruit candy, finishes a bit bitter.
Has some unidentifyed "belgian feel" to it, well balanced!
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yum Yum Yum, enjoyed this one with BigBang. Very smooth and very tasty and very well balanced - very fresh!
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong piney citrus nose, smells sticky!!! Pours a light golden blonde with a thin white head. Big hop flavor, there’s no balance here, way over the top, lots of sticky pine resin and bitter grapefruit peel, great hop flavors.
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured cloudy orange with a 2-finger head, aroma was strong hops with pine and grapefruit notes. Flavor was hop dominant with high bitterness, not well balanced with malt. The alcohol is very well hidden. A great beer, but slightly overrated IMO.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Bottled on 4/7/09. Served in a shaker pint. Poured a clear pale gold with two fingers of white head. Big piney hop aroma. For some reason I got a little cat piss, but hey I’ve got cats. It went away quickly. It wasn’t as bitter as the nose would suggest. Medium bodied with a decent malt base. Long dry finish with the mouth pucker you would expect from a DIPA. Maybe could have been a bit fresher. Good beer, but I think I expected more.
Hopcrazy (27) - Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at E bremerton red apple. Ahh. Pours a cloudy orange color. Nose is citrus and floral - could smell it for longer, if I didn’t already know how it tasted, Inital flavor is citrus/grapefruit floral hoppiness. No dynamic shift as the end of the taste is similar to the front - Balanced and full. Favorite beer right now.
hawk1 (12) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Divine. Aroma of nectarine and pineapple. Smoky burnt orange appearance with a well balanced flavor. Lighlty and nicely oily on the tongue. Definitely my favorite by far!
highibus (786) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours a lightly hazy yellow straw with fluffy white head. Aroma is not as intense as I would have imagined. Bottled on date is 032309. Drinking on 062709. So should be fairly fresh. I am letting it warm a bit. Not much different. Medium to heavy body, nice malt presence to balance the great hops. Very nice, just wish I could smell it better. Just moved to Seattle so maybe I have not adjusted to the climate yet and my nose is lagging.
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with a big thanks to Italarican. Pours a murky orange, with a somewhat oily viscosity. Head isnt huge, but laces well. Nose is full of grapefruit zest with maybe a touch of Apricot and some spruce branch. Flavor is big on the citrus/grapefruit with some serious northwoods pine thrown in. Palate is very viscous , almost to the point of chewy.....in a really good way. Excellent bitter to it, which is not overpowering, but seems to blend well and make this one of the best IIPA’s Ive had.