BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured an orange-brown with a creamy off-white head. Big citrus aroma with a caramel backing. The flavor found a balance of caramel and citrus. Medium body and medium bitterness.
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear, coppery color with a two finger light tan head of thick bubbly foam that left rings of sticky lace. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and citrusy hops with a touch of roasted maltiness. Flavor of spiced piney hops that is well balanced with sweet caramel and toasty malt. Medium bodied, crisp and sharp with a dry finish. A very good IPA.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy gold with a thick frothy beige head. Aroma of toffee and piney hops. Taste seems a little faded on the hop side of things, lots of dark fruit, some bitterness. I will try this again fresh. Still a good beer but has obviously lost it’s hop crispness and turned into more of a barleywine. Just looked at the bottle, says bottled on 5/20/10, so 6 months old.
portableparty (2096) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by DalzAle (thanks Greg). Pour is honey orange with a nice soapy head. Aroma is solid citrus and grapefruit and some honey. Taste is more grapefruit and citrus and a nice mixed malty finish. Palate is medium feel with a creamy malt and chaulky finish.
DalzAle (2011) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark orange pour, a little carbonation and a soapy hop aroma. Flavor is vibrant sweet bitter orange, solid malt backbone and finished with a floral aftertaste.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent deep copper amber with a pillowy froth of beige head. Has a fresh grapefruity hop nose and lots of sweet toasty caramel malt underneath. Starts with good fullness and plenty of sweet caramel notes slowly giving way to a piny citrusy hop flavor and eventual bitterness in the finish. Has enough sweetness to be a double IPA, but could use a little more balance. Overall a pretty good brew though.
hayduke (3775) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a trade via Strykzone. Thanks. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized white head and lots of lacing. The nose is citrus and pine. Rich body and creamy mouthfeel with a little alcohol burn. Flavor is malts ands hops, and in good balance. The finish is dry and very bitter, almost too much so.
GJF (1371) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. Pours a clear copper, thin white head. Aroma and flavor are both piney and grapefruit. A thick, creamy malt body, well balanced and finishing with a semi-dry hop burst. Well done.
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy copper color. Aroma of strong floral hops and citrus. Flavor of grapefruit and bitter floral hops with a sweet malt balance in the finish.
swenocha (81) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour. Small white head with a touch of lacing. pine and caramel on the nose. Sweet, pine, and pineapple, followed by a medium bitter. Good mouthfeel and very smooth. nicely done.