abcfan (652) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good brew. Sweet, smooth, hoppy and has a nice caramel backbone. Color is almost red with an off-white head. Very sweet caramel and hop flavor. Would drink again.
StinkBall (157) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Good head at pour. Dark orange color. I think the color is too dark but still nice. Aroma is very subtle, not strong. Nice aroma but not my favorite. Aroma gets a little stronger as it is allowed to breath. Taste is too sweet. You can taste the alcohol which is a turnoff. Smooth palate, doesnít linger like other IPAs I have tasted. Overall, I donít care for this beer because of its sweetness. It does pack a punch I will give it that! If you like sweet IPAs, then you might like this beer. Not recommended for traditional hop heads.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, golden color with still head, light pine and alcohol aroma, flavors is very light and floral for an IIPA, not overpowering or overly bitter, very balanced, definitely underrated, thanks Eric
malrubius (1512) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at pilsnerpeterís. Thanks to everybody for their generosity. Clear golden orange with ring. Piney spicy grassy orange hop aroma. Clean caramel orange spice with subdued fruit and dry bitter finish. Crisp, especially for abv. Very good.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with a small head...Sweet and hoppy aroma...Full body...Alcohol flavor...Big on malts with a hop backbone...No bitterness...Yummy
mmmbeer (1187) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent polished copper with a tint of ruby color, very low carbonation, one finger off white head formed and laced very well. Aroma of citrus, resin, and pine (hops), very sweet malt, and evil. Hits the mouth with low-high body- uncharacteristically high, but very good none the less, malt is extremely sweet, but the hops come rushing in, destroy your rating notes, shove a funnel down your 125 lb. throat, and make you DRINK. MIddle becomes stronger with hops and alcohol burn, finish lingers much like someone with a pair of nuts never quits. This whole country could use some decedance- the dark and dirty side. I agree with that last statement.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a very nice looking deep clear amber with nice beige head. Aroma is very nice, a little piney with some caramel...Hops are nice and spicey. Flavor is very good, semi sweet malt, caramel, pine, nice piney bitter, overall, seems very balanced. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body with med-high carbonation. Over all, this is a very tasty IPA, very much enjoyed it! Very impressed with SKA on this one! A very tasty, easy to drink "if you can take big beers", very satisfying. I was very happy with this brew.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wax cap bottle. Clear copper brown with a foamy off white head. Aroma is citrus hops, grass. Flavor had a nice hop profile, citrus, grass and floral. But waaaaay to sweet. Almost cloyingly so. Syrupy mouthfeel.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to kaggie97. poured a nice gold with a white head and some lace. aroma was grapefruit, citrus, and caramel. flavor was grapefruit, caramel, and floral. med-full body with low carbonation and good bitter.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Orangish amber color, clear with nice medium head. Aroma of sweet hops, malt and caramel also very prevalent. Sweet sugary malt flavor that overshadows hops, slight alcohol burn, little bitterness. Not all that well balanced; too sweet.