Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Great label! Copper orange color. Moderate white head. Moderate piny citrus aroma. Thick sweet malt with sharp hop bitterness. Doesn’t seen very balanced. Medium body.
kramer (4374) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear bright copper body with a beautiful tight bubbled foamy off-white head. The nose is well balanced between a boatload of resiny and citrusy hops and a heavy caramel malt base. The flavor is intensely bitter and resiny up front with the big maltiness pushing through towards the finish. Lingering citrusy hops with some noticeable alcohol flavor. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky with nice fizzy carbonation that helps cut the body well. Pretty nice IIPA.
SandK (44) - Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy golden color with a substantial off-white head. Nice bitterness is tempered with notes of pine and herbs. A brew worth revisiting.
Flamebuster (24) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours amber with a big creamy head. Aroma of citrus and the first taste was intense. Overall, not my kind of beer, just a bit over the top with the continued bombardment of bitter citrus.
joshuahfl (47) - California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Squatters at the airport. Pours a deep amber with a big white head. Aroma is hoppy citrus aroma with some caramel malt. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, some spice and roasted malt. Bitter, warming alcohol finish. Medium carbonation. Slightly slick texture. Overall a tasty DIPA.
cstuartj (859) - Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow orange with a touch of red in color. Prefect white head. Nose is hops and citrus and grass. Very bitter hop taste that lasts and lasts.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pale clear gold, fluffy off-white head, some lace. citric hop nose, caramel. nice bitter hop notes offset by the caramelly malt backbone. well hidden alcohol. medium bodied, lightly bitter finish. a pleasant surprise to find at Finnigan’s Pub in the salt lake city airport. worth trying.
bvc (1124) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz twist off, thanks douglas88. Pours a clear dark golden with a amber tint...small tight head and solid lacing. Lemon and lime ice tea, doughy caramel, with some light earthy pine. Some light skunky and metallic up front, moves into a good amount of crystal malt with dull and sparse hops throughout.
TwistedVision (6) - USA - JUL 16, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a barely hazy golden-amber body capped by an impressive, think two finger head, off white color with medium lacing. Strong hops lead, citrus and floral hops dominant, grassy hops present as well. A toasted malt background. Strong bitterness.The malt up front, followed by mid palate citrus leads over fruitiness, hints of grass and pine, with a bitter finish. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, bitter aftertaste.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
twist off bottle with no bb date from superdave. consumed 4/5/10.
clear coppery amber with an almond tinted off white head. crazy retention and lacing in ring, spot and drip forms.
tropical hoppy aroma... peach, pineapple, spicy, pine and earthy with caramel and wood in the back.
the flavor is the same... not sweet but fruity for sure. it is dry and spicy with a mild bitterness on the finish. if you could make a creamed pineapple with a bunch of spicy hops and an alcoholic kick... this would be it.
medium bodied, soft and creamy while simultaneously crisp and dry. 7/3/7/4/16/3.7