pepsican (1465) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pounded this down by the 95 turnpike while hitching my way down to the race tracks. I won $32 that night and I bet it had something to do with this gem of a beer. Orange in color with a thick off white head. Aroma was grassy hops, caramel malts, tires fires, and oranges. Flavor was simlar, lots of dirt roads with chewing gum, some filth, and a bit of dusty, grassy hops. Finishes rather light and sweet, not much lasting bitterness for the style.
Rustyham (1754) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Like any other Imperial IPA, this has an amazing aroma that is not at all supported by the flavor. This is the kind of beer that you bug your friend to buy so that you can smell it as it comes out. Don’t bother drinking it though, because you have had better. Bottle at Abraxas, Miami Beach.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Started with a fluffy, soapy head in an off-white hue. Clear rose-orange color. Sweet syrupy hop nose showcasing some candy notes and a sublt hint of vomit. Tame mellow flavors with floral hop notes and an astringent bitter finish. Pretty dry overall...the astringency here is a little annoying like chewing a mouthfull of grape skins...a bit hot as well...not overly bad though...though some bubblegum notes start getting stronger...
Sammy (9132) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Strange Brew bartender: You want our cask, it just came on. A: Yes, whatever it is. This is the experience: Orange colour with a lot of lace already in a huge snifter (that’s what he gave me). Aroma there is abundant and pleasing hops. Wickedly tasty balance,above average and creamy mouthfeel. I savoured every sip, as my wife stood by my side ever reminding me of our impending flight.
JohnnyJ (4673) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a very good IIPA. Clear amber pour, nice sized frothy white head. Sweet caramel, malt, funky stale tasting fruit, earthiness, and some resinous hops. I wouldnt reccomend it for the style.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with an amber body topped with a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. It’s slightly sweet and malty with a biscuity note and a resinous, astringent hop character. Full bodies, oily and warming.
hopscotch (9816) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask… Hazy dirty orange ale with some rather large bits of yeast and a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Earthy, woody, grapefruit and pine nose. Full-bodied with passive carbonation. Nice toffee and caramel malt backbone; but the earthy, fruity, bitter hops have the reins and they’re not pulling back. The finish is lengthy, bitter, resiny and dry.
PhillyBeer2112 (2580) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Redlight. Deep copper color with a thin, fine head. Fresh citrus and pine nose. Honey and caramel malt in the background. Light carbonation. Spicy and peppery hop flavors. Malt is a touch fruity with the signature Shipyard yeast profile. Moderate finishing bitterness.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Manderes. Copper color, white head that dissipates pretty fast. Butterscotch and taffy in the nose mixed with Earthy hops. Interesting and unexpected. Taste starts off subtly sweet but quickly turns bready and then quickly turns again to a blast of hop bitterness. Finish is really well balanced. I am impressed by this beer. Unexpected flavors and aromas and an exceptional balance. Looking forward to having this again.
steview (1034) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet, sugary aroma with some liquor notes; creamy, sugary, but papery malts do little for what could be a lot fruitier - a lot sweeter grapefruit smack, but the dry aftertaste keeps me from not tasting anymore; overall, the alcohol is hidden well and it’s drinkable, good stuff, but not where it should be to me especially considering this is my favorite style of brew.