GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber honey w/ shallow creamy froth. aroma is lemon lime rind w/ mellow spices. Almost like bubblegum. Full nectar with soft residuals. Very milky texture. Big hops, maltybackbone, spicey bath pearls. Long finish with an asprin tingling. Alcohol is undetectable. Well ballanced. Overall: a very different mouthfeel from other IIPAís. Highly recommended.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz. bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of garpefruit, pine, and caramel. Big hoppy flavor with some toffee; bitter finish. Would like to have had more maltiness to balance out more.
BeerandBlues2 (9081) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22-oz bottle. Pours a clean copper with a thin frothy head and lined lacing. Aroma is banana, pineapple, yeast (dough), hops (pine, citrus), malt (meal) and trace alcohol. Heavily bitter and acidic, bubblegum flavors, hoppy citrus rind, perfumey citrus hops, finish is biiter hops, fades. Warm and medium bodied, fizzy and dry palate.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear gold, medium off white head that lingers well. Pretty inviting looking, actually. Hoppy floral notes with some citrus, llight toffee, and alcohol in the aroma. Medium/light body and light carbonation, lacking the mouthfeel Iím looking for. Flavor is hops dominant, backed up by light malt character that just doesnít balance the hops well. Bitter lemon and grapefruit transitions to a bitter finish that leaves a dry astringency on the tongue that lingers for a while. Certainly not bad or objectionable, but lacks depth and compexity.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber body. Tart green apple and cherry-caramel in the aroma. Dry caramel and leafy hop flavor, some citrus and apple in the finish. Not interesting.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear light amber with a thin fizzy short lived head. Aroma is metallic citrus, cascade hops, light stale malts and smells faded and old. Flavor is lightly sweet, more metallic notes, stale, light oxidation, lemony in the end, and a very dry brettyness in the end. Meh.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to 1FastSTI. Pours a clear orange/bright copper color. Small white soapy head. Aroma is floral, lavender, and perfume. Flavor is full of boozy orange juice. A little bit of lemon, pine needles. sweet and not overly hoppy.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks Blake for the sample! Has an OK hoppy, piney aroma. Hazy orange body, with a thin white head. Flavor is rather blah, slightly bitter, but thereís nothing really flavorful that makes it stand out. Decent body and carbonation. Overall, itís drinkable, but not too enjoyable.
1FastSTi (3283) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle I picked up at Samís. The beer pours to an orange copper penny body with an iced tea like head. The aroma is caramel and oranges, lots of floral hops, but theyíre subdued by the malt. The flavor is orange and floral iced tea. The palate is moderately bodied but pretty basic. This is weaker in flavor than the IIPA homebrew we made.
MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
ok stupid rate beer lost my fricking rating..
Pour is orange w/ a nice off white head nd some lace. Scent is fairly big hints of pine lots of spice touches of dry air. Palate is pretty even fairly avg dry. Flavor is very dry 1 dimensional just pine and blah an off finish I didnít like. The worst IIPA iíve had.