Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
so i picked this up today when i ran over to the coast to get some papers signed for work.i figure the speakeasy guys could make a tasty i2pa.well,here goes the rating.pours a semi-murky orange with a nice 1/4 white head.my nose picked up perfume,oranges,and loads of "hop bite".in fact i got a little tickle with the first wiff.first sip was a mix of flowers,citrus,earth,and carbonation.its very tastey but missing a bit of body and a little watery in the aftertaste deparment.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Rose and Raindrop. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma of light grapefruit and some grass. Flavor is mostly grapefruit/citrus and some pine too. Itís missing something...could use more malt character. Bitter finish. Medium bodied with subtle carbonation - a bit thinner than I was expecting.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out a very clear amber color with a somewhat fleeting off-white head that fades to a ring. Nice aroma of floral and citric hops mixed nicely with some sweet caramel. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Hop bitterness coats the tongue and palate but is balanced well against the malt bill. Alcohol is hidden nicely. LIngering bitterness refuses to fade. Nicely done.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another big thank you to beerguy101 for supplying a break away from the Swill Fest on an otherwise uneventful beer night. This beer pours a clear ambery color with relatively no head and little lacing. The aroma is orangey, HEAVILY piney, citrusy, malty and predominantly grassy. The mouthfeel is full and seriously tangy with definite alcohol tinglies throughout. Despite being 9.5% though, I will admit they hid it exceptionally well. Mildly carbonated beer with some mid-sip citrusyness folowed by a dry tangy finish, with an alcoholic bite. Another relatively simple beer but nonetheless solid.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap this pours a clear orange with a smooth white head. Very floral citrus hop aroma, pine and grapefruit are there. This was a lighter bodied IIPA withought a lot of sweetness up front, more focused on a big floral hop finish with lots of bitterness. I wish this had a bit more sweetness up front to cut some of the bitterness in the finish.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2006 Had on tap at the Toronado. Overall, a good attempt at the Double IPA style, but Hercules and 90 Minute are well ahead of this one. Pours a light yellow-orange with a mostly whitish head. The "Iím-sticking-my-head-into-a-bag-of-fresh-hop aroma is simply not there. The taste is very good and well-rounded and finshes smooth with no undue bitterness. Mouthfeel is good as well. Overall, a good beer (and a very good brewery), but not in the upper eschelons of the style.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big hop bitterness with good malt rounding not malt forward at all. Very piney oily resinous bitter hop blast that finishes nice and dry.
jgb9348 (4298) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber coloured body with a thin off-white head. Aroma of strong piney/citrus & grapefruit hops. Medium to Full-bodied; Spicey hoppiness with a good malt backbone and subtle toffee nuances. Aftertaste bittered for a long time afterwards, not the best you could imagine. A nice treat, regardless! I sampled this pint from draught at Toronado in San Francisco, California on the second day of 10-June-2004...our first was spent in Sydney, Australia.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great Aroma, no sign of the alcohol at all, a fair amount of malt depth to keep it round and interesting beneith the onslaught of hops.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(on tap - Toronado) orange-amber. Big white head. Pine hops in the aroma and the flavor