DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear shiny penny colored with a perfect, long lasting white head. Excellent lacing. Smell is somewhat citrusy with a heavy dose of pine. Flavor hits similarly with citrus up front, then a nice sharp pine flavor that lingers in the mouth. Leaves the mouth clean and a little burned. Excellent IPA all around.
williamherbert (1198) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a thick, creamy mother-of-pearl head. The color is a honey-orange; heavy carbonation. Head lasts a while. The head is a thick Saturn’s-belt ring. The aroma is big, flowery and hoppy. Notes of citrus and grapefruit. The hops are sweet, with a touch of pine. The taste is herbal, earthy malt. Quickly followed by a sweet flowery hop. The taste is pine and grapefruit. Caramel malts work really well with the bitter resins. The feel is creamy and milky. A little bite on the way down. Sticky and long-lasting. A hella nice (Extra) IPA. Lots of citrus and flowery West Coast flavors.
GardenGabe (136) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish amber, with a creamy tan head . Long lasting with good lacing. Smells of big hops: pine, tobacco, licorice with toffee undertones. Taste is big with a gentle lingering bitterness. Feels thick and creamy with moderate carbonation. This is a great beer.
msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Total Beverage. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is hoppy with citrus, pine and caramel malts. Flavor is bitter hops with citrus and pine with nice amount of caramel malts. Mouthfeel is medium. Finishes bitter but there is enough malt balance things out. Easy drinker and solid IPA. For such a big brewery they do a great job with IPAs.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared on the 4th- Clear pale amber pour with medium head. Hops and earthen yeast on the nose transfers to the palate. Citrus hops with a bitterness that dances through to the end, well blended ABV.
bigguns22 (565) - Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this beer.This beer is full of flavor not over hopped and creamy on the palate.The head sticks to the side of the glass the bear is clear with a honey color.In the IPA world this is a must have.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle). Clear copper color. Medium off white head. Strong hop aroma and flavor. Avg duration. Light bitter finish. Oily texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2009 In short: A very bitter, very refreshing and very nourishing session IPA. Excellent.
How: Bottles (many), 2009 vintage, consumed very fresh a few weeks after its release.
The look: Clear golden body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Well malted body with plenty of cereals and cookies and limited sweet flavours sensation (not much caramel, honey, etc.). Pillowy round body with a pleasant active carbonation. A whole lotta hops. The finish blends harsh resinous bitterness and refreshing orange flavours, a few pine-cone needles thrown here and there and a little spicy edge. The finish is long and the bitterness intensity is in the medium-high range. I honestly thought this was a 5% brew when I entered this rating. Highly drinkable to say the least. An excellent California beer named after the device that the Hollywood movie industry used to sink the Titanic. A great cover-up job and a fantastic return on the investment.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fairly nice IPA. Aroma is pine, sweet fruits, an herbal earthiness. Flavor is a good balance between sweetness and strong bitterness. It’s like they are fighting each other though, they just don’t seem to blend. Most of the time, there’s a lingering sweetness after the mostly dry piney finish.
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured with a large, off-white head that exhibited good lacing. Copper-colored and clear-bodied. Very nice aroma of average hops and some nice fruitiness. Medium-bodied on the palate, with a mostly-thin texture and average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Flavor was quite hoppy... long duration with a very bitter, dry finish to it. Wow... a very impressive IPA that, with some other recent entries, is helping me open up to the world of hops.