Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 12oz bottle.
Golden amber colored brew with some white sticky head. Aromas of grapefruit and candy sweetness. Flavor is quite balanced - nice malt backbone with some spicy hops. Pleasantly surprised by this one.
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle.. pours a cold gold, white head with hard lacing. nose is pretty dry, light resin on the floral side, mildly sweet, warm. taste is dry green hops..can be a bit stale at points (only way i can put it), light pale malt, elevated hop bitters. room for improvement, but isnt bad..
jtclockwork (10486) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger. Pours amber. White head. Nose of hops, apple and caramel malt. Taste is hops, caramel malt and dry pinewood finish.
SudsMcDuff (6682) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
born: 02/11/11, drank 03/11/11 .. . pours a medium gold tan, really good foam, lacing is grade A .. . aroma of wood, light resin, sap, and very light herbs .. . pretty slick, doesn’t quite match up .. . a decent brew, but something was off, for being only one month old i didn’t get it.. . where did they find american gladiator contestants? ..homeless shelters???
degbert (1321) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a bright gold with a light head. Nose is almost candied; reminds me of lime Life-Savers or candied cherry. Lots of hop flavor; a definite green or vegetal overtone has just enough malt to balance it out. Finishes a little murky.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper with very nice beige head. Aroma is strong, over ripe grapefruit, spicy, malty, various fruity esters. Flavor is some what sweet malt, aggressive spicy hop, ripe grapefruit with a tangy bitter in the finish. Very enjoyable brew!
madvike (3072) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours clear golden amber with a fine-bubbled off-white head. Smells of sharp, sour grapefruit hops, pine, and grass. Light malt, but the hops are the star here. Not as bold and citrusy as I’d like, but not a profile I’ve smelled much before. This is fairly unique for me. Taste is pretty sweet up front, with malt that isn’t present on the nose. The finish is pretty much the same as the smell--real bitter grapefruit, pine, and grass--but with a bit of a sharp alcohol bite. Real slick, oily, and resiny. Light, soft carbonation lets the flavor come through. Interesting, but a little hot and not the hop profile for me.
bigbish (596) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not what I was expecting. It isn’t all that bitter. Much more emphasis on the malts. It has a nice body, caramel tones, with just a touch of pine and citrus bitterness.
malrubius (2043) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from AJs Scottsdale. Copper with lasting dense head and lace. Mild grapefruit orange cinnamon aroma. Grapefruit orange cinnamon biscuit with assertive bitter grapefruit finish. Pretty nice.
jake65 (2873) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2014 Bottle: Copper pour with just the slightest haze. Small, creamy sand-colored head. Smooth citrus and slightly malty scent. Light florals too. Immediate I2PA impact at first sip; sweet citrus, tropical fruit, maltiness, and a little heavier floral presence. Lightly bitter, but lingeringly sweet finish. Pretty good stuff.