onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Avery Strong Ale Fest 2013--slightly hazy orange/copper with a thin unstable white head. Nose was weird, like a load of cereal malts with some cranberries and a little lemon juice. Flavor was pretty citrusy, with some orange and grapefruit notes mixing with boozy cereal grains and a little earthiness to it all.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2013. Pours a burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Some fruits, lightly toasted malts, pineapple, and a fair amount of booze in the nose. The flavor is similarly quite strong with lots of tropical fruits and some solvent/ethanol notes. Not my favorite.
wchesser (989) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was classed as a barleywine at Boulder Strong Ale. Could see it either way though...nice floral hops and biscuit with caramel malts. Like a cross between a English and American barleywine. Nose following taste plus some grapefruit hops but subtle.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rackhouse poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, pink grapefruit and light lemon zest. Palate wasmedium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, orange zest, pink grapefruit and a hint of lemon zest with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering citrus finish.
notalush (4584) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Strange - hazy burnished copper color - fairly decent head retention for the abv - aroma is sugar sweetness and strong tropical fruit - flavor is very sweet up front, with strong tropical notes of mango, orange, pineapple - strong alcohol flavor and a retro-nasal burn afterwards, followed by strong, lingering sweetness - given my experience with their last
IIPA I should not be surprised, but I am still pretty sorry I ordered this.