GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Light golden in color. 11% ABV noticeable from the start and throughout. Wish I could read the rest of my notes and had visited Southern Tier booth earlier in the evening. :) Sampled @ American Beer Fest in Boston
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
6/9/07: Sample at Columbus Ale Fest ’07.
Orange-brown body. Heavily oranged nose. Overly sweet hopped flavor. Sticky too.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle. Copper color. aroma is mighty piney. CASCADE. Tastes of nothing but hops. Very woodsy, hoppy, earthy, hoppy. This one made me smile!
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
this is my like dozen bomber under consumtion! well malted fucking scumptious head beautiful amber color, remarkably smooth, the hops are piney and taste fresh, and the citrus level is high but well balanced, a fucking awesome beer i just cant stop rippin these bottles THE ONLY WAY THIS BEER COULD GET BETTER IS IF IT GOT ME LAID!!!! EXTREMLY GOOD the best beer i have rated ever
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with an off white head. Aroma is citrusy, minty hops. Flavor is some caramel, and bitter minty, earthy hops.
KAME (160) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn, what a great brew! Bottle provided as an extra, thanks Ryan! Pours a very translucent orange amber with a thin, diminishing white head. Aroma rocks, and is a really nice blend of citrusy hops and ripe strawberries. Flavor is very hopcentric, with a nice underlying biscuit malt foundation. Alcohol is a bit more present in the taste, and it doesn’t take long until you start to "feel" it. Palate is a bit slick, with a slightly cloying finish, but the bitterness helps pull it off the tongue. This is a great brew, and a very nice introduction to Southern Tier.
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on draught at Penn Microbrewers Fest. Terrific aroma of fresh hops cones. Grassy and fresh with all the subtle oiliness and resin that tickles the nose. Awesome. Medium amber body, clear, with foamy white lacing head on top that stays even in the smaller sample glass. Medium oily body with smooth carbonation. Starts malty with nice level of sweetness. Biscuit and neutral fruits with a bit of brown sugar. Huge fruity hops, almost juicy. Grapefruit and resin. Nice sweet and smooth finish with fresh grassy resinous hops ending. Bitter but not harsh. This is a very nice IIPA on tap.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a delicious DIPA. very well balanced with a nice malt sweetness, but a hoppy bitterness that blends nicely. the hop flavors werent as piney as many other DIPAs ive had...these seemed more on the fruitier side...maybe a little grapefruit but not much. more tropical citrus if that makes any sense. hard to believe its 11% alcohol because its hidden so nicely
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a relatively clear orange wit ha medium white head. Big hop aroma, with a nice grpefruit citrus background. Quite powerful smelling. The taste is obviously much of the same. Monster hops and grapefruit dominate the palate. The alcohol is definitely noticeable throughout. Finish had a slight bitterness to it, but that was expected. Pretty well balanced with a nice slick palate. Good brew.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, wow, and more wow just hops galore with this one, slightly heavy mouthfeel due to immense amount of hops, nice and bitter, definitely feel the 11% immediately..you can taste the malt but the hops are very present, no surprises there... delicious.