Marsiblursi (3042) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle thanks to Ughsmash) Pours beautiful hazy, glowing yellow-ish orange. Fat hop aroma with strong notes of pine, apricot, grapefruit, orange, tangerine and flowers. Tropical tones of pineapple, starfruit and mango. Undertones of sponge cake mixture, resin, green pepper honey, strawberries, white bread, oregano and some almond glue-ish hints. Very hoppy, very fruity and a nice, balanced malt sweetness in flavour along with a decent bitterness. Pine, orange peel and grapefruit comes through as the most notable hop tones flavour wise. Sponge cake and green pepper are other things from the aroma that are represented in the flavour. Salty, clean but smooth mouthfeel. Bitter finish with tropical fruits lingering. Medium full bodied. A fantastic and lively beer in the grey zone between IPA and IIPA. Love it.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Pouts a clear golden color with a 1 finger white head. Aroma is pure citrus hops. Clean and inviting. Citrus and pine drive the taste in this beer. The alcohol at 8% is well hidden. Definitely a great beer.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: November 30, 2005
Appearance: clear yellow, thin white head
Aroma: sweet piney aroma
Overall: big balanced sweet malt and bitter hops, long bitter finish
Date: December 04, 2007
Score: 3.2 to 3.5
Appearance: clear gold, fine dirty white head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: hot sweet caramel and pine aroma
Flavor: hot sweet crystal malt flavor, lots of sweet pine and tangerine, big bitterness adds balance but the hop flavor keeps in control
Date: August 19, 2008
Source: south bay drugs
Score: 3.5 to 3.8
Appearance: cloudy orange, wispy off white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: huge explosion of sweet pine and caramel aroma, lots of citrus with tangerine and orange
Flavor: big sweet and fruity flavor, lots of citrus hops, nice balancing bitterness rises out of the malt to leave a long bitter finish, no trace of alcohol
Overall: the bottle is as good or maybe even better than draft
Date: October 19, 2008
Source: south bay drugs
Score: 3.8 to 3.6
a lot drier and with more citrus and bitterness,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - AUG 31, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured a bright copper color with a thick white head, that left a beautiful lace on the side of the glass. The nose was a huge blast of grapefruit, orange, pine and grass. The flavor starts fruity-hop bomb of gratefruit, lemon and tangerine, all backed up by a huge malty base. There is a bit of caramel sweetness on the finish. The bitterness is ever-present, but not dominating. the feel was rich and full. This was a full-on orgams in my mouth. Every gulp was absolutely delicious. A wonderful example of an American Double IPA. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared with after4ever. Thanks! Pours a clear dark gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma of pine and pineapple. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Sweet taste of fruit and citrus, with a softly bitter finish.
after4ever (6314) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, aged three days in a cooler on the way home from Rosa. Pours deep murky amber with a towering thick white sudsy head that leaves ample white lace on the way down. Enormous piney, fruity nose with a dash of toffee thrown in. Nice medium body, goes a bit watery nearer the finish. Active, tingly carb. Plenty of pine, slight mango and pineapple mix on the mid-palate, a bit of grapefruit there as well. Clingy resiny bitter finish. Lovely stuff.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2011 Rerate 5/26/11 On tap was a very fresh aroma of citrys, Such a smooth mouthfeel the taste was dead on wish they had this on east coast.
Thanks to eagle for this one. Poured an amber color with nice head. Aroma was very citrusy very nice. Flavor was a nice balance of malts and hops, bitter finish Solid beer. Thanks for the taste.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2010 Golden color with a beautiful thick head that sticks around for a few minutes. Nose of hops, pine and anise. Very hoppy, (obviously) with caramel and a lingering dry and bitter flavor. Alcohol % is well hidden. The hops overpower the palate and subdue the bitter flavor.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hand-filled bottle from a gracious Californian.
Crystal clear, light golden color with a soft, well-retaining, white head. The smell is nothing short of a joyous occasion; some pine resin, lemon, grapefruit, and some extra dankness that reminds one of the tropics. Bitter, resinous pine greets the tongue leading to some lemon and grapefruit, followed by more of the pine resin. Incredibly bitter, yet the hop flavor still overpowers the pure bitterness of it. Soft carbonation at about medium levels, body is medium with lingering hoppy finish. Crazy drinkable. Love this stuff and I wish I had an easier access to it.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light, bright golden pour, soft flittering carbonation slowly cascading towards the peak. A thin white head adorns the top of the body, relentless and creamy. Lacing is sheeted and copious. The aroma is dreamy, the freshest hops rolling from the glass. Notes of soft, distant pine forests, freshly peeled grapefruits, oranges and nectarines, grass notes all over the place, freshly chopped and sanded wood, dried white flower petals, fresh bready malt and a modest yeast backbone far underneath. Alcohol is marvelously masked, this may as well not have any at all. Peppery pineapple nuances seal the deal, this stuff smells heavenly. The flavor is a rush of soothing bitterness and honeyed sweet malts, with notes of rising bread and a plethora of fresh fruits. Grassiness is even more noticeable, riveting in its freshness. Acidity is just high enough to taer through sweetness and esters, dispersing everyhting evenly across the tongue and allowing full analysis at a relaxing clip. The finish is near perfect, with moderate bitterness, sweetness and alcohol warmth all in harmony. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, softly but adequately carbonated, smooth and awesomely refreshing. A superior ale.