madvike (2403) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared by MrPickles - Pours clear amber with a very small white head. Aroma is grapefruit, but not terribly sour or hoppy. A little boozy and spicy, but not overly hoppy. Taste is light bitter grassy hoppiness, with honey and a touch of caramel. Decent grassy hops on the finish. Fairly watery and thin with a bit a slickness. Expected a bigger blast of hops, and the sweetness was a little too much.
changeup45 (1670) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Secret Santa Summer ’10. Pours an orange-amber color with a thick khacki head. Thin layer of retention, spotty lacing. The aroma shows orange peel, tangerine, citrusy hops, and some underlying caramel and resin. This has a creamy toffee/dough malty backing to the flavor with plenty of citrus hops, tea-like notes and a little resin. Quite a bit of tropical fruit adds plenty of sweetness with bitterness showing in the finish to counter that. Pretty good. A little heavy on the malt for my liking within the style but it doesn’t prevent this from being rather tasty.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours medium orange/amber. Thin off-white head, solid lacing. Nose is big hops, sweet honey malt, bergamot tea, spicy hop notes are apparent as it warms. Flavors are broad and spicy, rather tea-like, plus orange, grapefruit, pine. More an American Strong than an IIPA.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice deep amber colour. Not much head. Great aroma . Very hopy. Notes of tea, but it works in this one. Nice lacing. Very creamy mouth feel. Nice aroma very bold with a light floral softness. Very complex and still very drinkable this is a nice IPA with a very unique character. Notes of tea and vanilla gives this beer great complexity.
TheHulk (485) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells very heavily of hops. very clear, not much head/lacing/colour. Very strong hop flavour. Very bitter. It lasts a long time on the tounge. Great hop flavour, its just too single minded.
wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 7, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from can obtained from a trade. Pours clear amber orange with a huge white head that is frothy and rocky with excellent retention. Nose is bitter and citrus hops with a great malt backbone and just a hint of bread and yeast. Flavor is bittersweet up front with some caramelization on the middle along with pineapple and other tropical fruits. The hops come in with light lemon and bitterness on the back. The body is medium with average carbonation and a beautiful tropical fruit and bitter finish. This is a first class DIPA.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, I love that...Pours a hazy amber with an off white head. The head has good lasting and laces well. Aroma is good with a nice sweet hoppiness and hints of citrusand spruce. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is good, a nice mild bitterness. Has a medium to full body. A real good finish and an awesome aftertaste. This is a real good beer, if you get the chance drink it.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up at DLD thanks to skyview and shanago pours dark golden with a reddish hue slightly hazy with a thick whippy head that clings to glass aromas are of pine and citrus hops with a malty back bone taste is sweet and abbrasive
joeneugs (2623) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks footbalm for the can!! It pours golden (lighter than Furious?) with a small, disappearing white head. The aroma is malty with caramel, toffee, and some fruity, tropical hop oils. The flavor is very sweet with lots of toffeeish and caramel flavors with tropical fruit and peach finishing it off nicely. Very thick and sticky mouthfeel. Good flavor, but not as big of a hop punch as I thought it would be.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprise beer from barleyPops - thanks Dad!!! Light, clear orange pour with a frothy white head; lacing sticks to the side of the glass all the way down. strong citrusy aroma. resinous hops and sticky sweet malts dominate, some toffee and caramel as well. very malty. creamy, full-bodied mouthfeel for an IIPA. very tasty beer!!