dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice clear orange with thick white head, minimal lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, resin, slightly toasted malt, and a slight herbal character. Flavor matches well, but gets slight knocks for a poor bitter taste in the back of the mouth. Overall very good though.
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic. Wouldn’t go anywhere other for a Hoppy brew. Great job. Big time hops and really nice on the palate. Fantastic.
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Aromas and flavor of tropical, citrus, and resinous hops. Definitely a lingering sweetness that pairs nicely with the intense hoppy flavor. There's some honey notes in there. Great beer.
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UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not nearly as bitter as I was expecting (and hoping). There is definitely some nice hoppiness, but its a little overpowered by the heavy alcohol flavors.
dlovell2 (1575) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber color with white head. Strong Pine aroma. Some caramel malt with stong pine and citrus flavor and bitterness.
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle amber color with white head. Smells mostly of piney hops with just a touch of caramel. Taste of hops and earthy.
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours dark golden amber with almost no head. S - dry grasses/wheat, grapefruit and quiet tropical fruit notes and hint of pineapple. Melon As well? M - strong bodies brew with a nice full palate. Rich and creamy. Touch of Lingering dry bitter hops. T - nice full creamy caramel malts and vegetal malts up front, transitions to a nice tropical fruit and citrus hop on the palate with a nice mellow undertone. Lingering hop burn. O - nice rich ipa, the best I’ve had from Sierra Nevada 7+
Goodgrief (1965) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful golden brown pour with a nice head. Clear. Big malty base, caramel, toast and citrus. Big hop profile, resinous, citrus and floral. Complex hop bill. Thick and chewy in the mouthfeel...maybe a tad too sweet. That’s the only thing keeping this from tops in style, but still mighty tasty.
garthicus (2880) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2013 Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: Golden orange, nice medium sized white head. Aroma: Decent hoppy nose, malty, some citrus fruits, little bit of an alcohol singe on the nostrils. Flavour: Definitely strong in alcohol !!! Quite a hop punch! Lots of malt with a good pine and citrus flavour, somewhat sticky mouthfeel with a long bitter finish. Very good.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle shared with by blankboy with me and garthicus. Clear slightly oily-looking gold with a smallish lasting off-white fizzy head. Smells ... good. Intense floral hops, definitely some alcohol, some citrus zest - taste follows, with building booziness - not one to chug. Actually a fairly light body, decent carbonation, the bitterness drops off a bit quicker than I thought, it leaves a somewhat boozy impression - but well done, very tasty.