Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pink grapefruit color with a medium-sized white head that receded quickly and left some very pretty lacing all down the glass. Rich fruity, spicy aroma. Medium bodied. Flavor is well balanced between citrus and piney hops, and caramel and bicuit malts. Very drinkable. Very nice. Perfect for a slightly chilly rainy Summer day.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy pinkish-amber body under a thin white head. Apricot / orange aroma. Big strong hoppy flavor: sharp catty citrus hops over a tart yeasty malt backbone. Dry, caramely finish.
hezron (612) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of dried fruit, grapefruit hops, some vinous notes. Barlywine-ish. Cloudy orange-brown with a thin, white head. Sweet initially with some caramel malt and then all hoppy bitterness with lots of orange citrus goodness.
Medium full body with a creamy-dry texture and lightly metallic finish. Thanks to DavidP for sharing.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a cloudy golden orange w/ a nice well laced white head that dissapated to quickly. Aroma is a big carmel nose w/ a light strawberry bitter hop. Palate is creamy well coated a bit acidici w/ a nice carbonation. Flavor is a nice bitter citrus like oranges w/ a light carmel malt. Good stuff.. Thanks to dave for sharing.
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to DavidP! The aroma is divine. Peaches, grapefruit, oranges, vanilla, caramel, wow... wow. The flavor has some sort of stale type hop in it that is subtle. There’s also tons of citrus, caramel, some pine. Very delicious. The palate is sweet and bitter and dry.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a slightly hazy amber with gold and orange highlites under a small to medium dusky white head. Curtains of lacing clung to the glass until the final sip. Vibrant aroma of citrus (grapefruit), peaches, vanilla, hops, malt and brown sugar. All those flavors mingled nicely atop a hearty and sweet malty center with a bracing hop bitterness. Very creamy mouthfeel and a complex hoppy, sweet and crisp finish. Some alcohol begins to show through in the flavor as the beer warms. Glad this started showing up on store shelves around here - I’ll have to help ensure they don’t stay there too long.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on cask at the Blind Tiger. Very good cloudy orange appearance with a creamy white head. The head had good retention. Smell had piney hops, graitfruit, orange, citrus and caramel. The alcohol was apparent in the aroma. The flavor was very good because it was not too bitter.
Cows9 (41) - Dumont, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange and slightly cloudy. Big aroma of grapefruit, citrus, and hops. Starts out very piney and hoppy. This is rounded out by a bit of malt and sweetness which play off the super rich hop flavor. Huge finish that lasts on the palate forever. Great beer!
Terminus (3445) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber thanks to jjpm74. pours a deep orange hue with a smooth off white head that was pretty thick. aroma is citric, apricots, pears, pinneapple, lemon meriange, passion fruit and a little alcohol detected in the aroma. The flavors show both a good malt base and big hops-piney flavors are persistent in the hop profile-i guess cascade, chinook and centennial here. A good malt base brings fourth a sweetness in the flavor to offset the piney hop barage. Big grapefruit finish with some lingering malt profile (caramel). This beer has a great mouthfeal and body works nice. This is definately a more bitter/piney IIPA than your citric types (avery majaraja for example). The finish exibits the chinook hops-dry, resiny and slightly earthy/dirty. To be honest, i hate this hop, but it works pretty well here in this beer. This beer has references to dreadnaught in some places. Very solid and something I would definately try again!
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz Bottle: Couldy red/amber, perfect carbonation leads to a large fully lasting tan head. Aromas typical to IPA’s only much larger in my opinion, strong fruity and spicy hops, pine, some malts. Flavor lives up the awesome aroma, being dominated (of course) by the hops, strong and sweet, overpowers the malt only slightly. Lasting dry bitter finish. Lacing left me looking at my empty glass, beautiful. Good stuff!