alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - JUN 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at O’Brien’s. Murkey Sundown pour with a slight head. Huge amount of malts and hops. Grapefruit, pines with good carbonation with a tangy and sweet and salty finish. Problem was it was too resiny for me. Lots of hop resins present give it a nail polish hint. But overall pretty good.
TheEpeeist (3047) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Firewaters in Glen Mills. Hazed orange with a trace of head. Nose of cherry and orange. Mild grapefruit and orange. Hops dry it out. Nice balance; malt stands tall but not dominant. Medium body more tangy than carb.
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer’s all about the hops. It is an awesome showcase of all the modern hop strains descendent from cascade. Delicious amounts of Simcoe and Amarillo. No strong esters; nice clean alcohol flavors from the White Labs California Ale yeast. Strong, Hoppy, Dry finish. Let it warm up a bit before you drink it and you’ll taste the complexity. Everything I want in an IPA.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Golden colour with a big white head. Caramel malty, pinetree, grapefruit, hop aroma and taste. Medium to full body with a dry finish.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden coloured with a white head.
Aroma of hops and pine needles.
Sweet flavour of hops, caramel and pine needles.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intensely resinous nose, like pine tar, smelled as the bartender was pouring the beer from across the bar at the Liar’s Club. Pine resin, grapefruit, and orange rind flavors intermingle with the caramel malt sweetness. Very palpable hop juiciness in the finishing texture...oh, hell!...THROUGHOUT this beer. Oh so good!
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to awaisanen for this hand bottled sample ! Good fill. Pours a small, creamy white head, lace is good, stringy and sticky with a a goodly retention. Color is gold with a slight haze. Nose is flowery, resiny and fruity with gentle pine, citrus and melon notes. A real sniffer! Body is medium, carbonation is soft. Plenty of hop flavor with pine, honey dew, fruits, peach and apricot and a light white grape note as well. Lightly sweet malts, caramel and a little doughyness trying to make their presence felt but to little avail as the hoppyness is fairly overpowering. Fruity, hop juicey finish with a welcoming bite to round it out. Thanks Andy! Never thought i,d get to try this one! Very nice.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Liar’s Club. Big, big citrus notes with just enough malts to balance things out... at least as far as double IPA’s go. More please.
ABUSEDGOAT (2158) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Tap at O’Briens. A slightly bigger and darker carbon copy of the Blind Pig IPA. Huge citrus and pine hop notes. This beer is just oozing from hops. Delicious.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Firewaters in Glen Mills. Poured a golden body with a thick white head. Aroma was sticky pine and fragrant flowers. Flavors were hard core hops the whole way through. A mild yeast flavor in the finish. I could taste this beer halfway home. Great stuff.