Marsiblursi (3009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2009 (Bottle) Pours clear amber. Pine, citrus and pineapple aroma with some other fruits. Honey-ish, caramelly, sticky malt. Earthy undertones with hints of roses and maybe orange. Sweet and grapefruity, rasiny bitter flavour with grassy tones. A bit minty with light notes of vanilla. Good balance, but not perfect. Heavy afterbitterness.
BakerStMuse (19) - USA - DEC 10, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Monk’s Cafe. A great IPA. Heavy on the citrus and hops with a wonderfully rounded palate.
bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and toffee. Flavor of breadiness, caramel malt, and hops with a somewhat dry finish.
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Paul (blankboy) Thanks! Upon opening the box I knew what I saw when I saw this one. It took me about half a second to decide this was going to get consumed almost immediately. Pours out a brownish red color with a yellow colored head. Smell is hops and malts and a little more hops. The smell is quite a let down for what you have to be in store for with the taste. Simply a hop bomb with tons of hops and a nice balance to help with the somewhat overpowering hops. If this beer smelled as good as it tasted, it would be a top rank for me. Very very good stuff, glad I got to drink this one. Thanks Paul!
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep copper pour supporting a fluffy off-white head with thick curtains of lacing. Aroma of pine resin, fresh cut grass and grapefruit. Flavors follow the aroma but the citrus notes aren’t as prominent. Rich malt backbone and strong but balanced hop bitterness. Texture just a tad thin for an IIPA but the finish is clean, hoppy and refreshing. A good IIPA and very well balanced but not as aggressive as a Stone Ruiniation or Avery Maharaja.
anders37 (16788) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with an off-white head. Malty hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit and pine needle. Sweet malty slightly burning hoppy pine needle flavor, with some hints of grapefruit. Malty finish with a long bitter aftertaste.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
delicious red grapefruit aroma, green apple rinds. pleasant clear-amber with short beige. flavor as above but with a nice malt backbone, long tasty fruity bitter finish.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Translucent copper/gold color. Nice white head that quickly vanishes. Pine, grapefruit, and other citrus aromas flow from the glass. Thick body and mouthful. The taste is sweet with solid malt backbone. Powerful citrus hops dance with sweet malts. Bitter hop taste lingers in mouth. Faint alcohol burn finish. Not bad at all.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2008 Clear copper/orange with an off-white head. Very fresh tea-like cascade/centennial hop aroma; somewhat unique - I wonder if this was made with NY State-grown hops? Very floral, piney and resiny with grapefruit, caramel, vanilla and tangerine. Fresh and vibrant tasting. Pleasanly assertive yet very smooth bitterness. Full bodied with a smooth texture and lively carbonation. Excellent.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at Oliver Twist, shared with omhper. Clear amber with a small white head. Big elastic grapefruit aroma with peppery undertones. Thich hoppy grapefruity flavour with sugary undertones. very long finish of grapefruit and pine with a peppery heat from the alcohol.