restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
CAN: cold, poured a cloudy brown with an amazingly mysterious head that looked like a loaf of bread and seemed to get more solid the longer it sat, kind of like a root beer float milkshake.. The incredible hops aroma about knocked me over. The flavor was actually very good with a full body and medium length finish. This beer makes me want to lift weights because itís so potent in hops. If you can figure that analagy out Iíll give you $5.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 27, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2008 On tap at the Blue Nile in Minneapolis (great bar/restaurant). Dark amber in pour with a nice finger thick whitish head. The aroma is great! Citrus and piney hops as well as a bit of maltiness. The taste is again citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and definite pine but there is a bit more of the malt here as well. Nice bitterness that stays with the beer throughout. Surly makes me happy to live in the Cities!
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a nonic. Very dark for an IPA, Iím expecting it to be malty. Head is tan and an inch tall. Lots of sticky lacing.
Aroma is a blast of resiny, oily hops. Mainly pine, but some floralness too. I get a little sweet breadiness in the background as well.
A blend of sweet caramel malt and pine-filled hops washes over the tongue, leaving behind a pointed hop bitterness that isnít at all unpleasant. Less malty than the color would indicate, but still a nice balance here.
Medium body, sticky and resiny from the hops, but the bitter finish is enticing.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Tap) Pours a nice amber color with a foamy white head. Strong aroma of piney hops and biscuit. Taste is also strong, but not as overpowering as I expected. Malty backbone includes plenty of biscuit, caramel, and toffee flavor. Hoppy grapefruit notes are pronounced, but but no means as strong as I expected. High drinkability, fine carbonation, balanced palate. A very good beer, but would have been even better with a little heavier of a body.
MiP (15187) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2015 Can, 6.2%. Thanks, yespr. Powerful hop aroma, very nice, fat, teaish and caramelly. Almost clear dark brown colour. Small tan head. The flavour is quite bitter, turning into a good hop flavour and then back to bitter. The bitterness is clean and pleasant and the hop flavour quite teaish. Good maltiness to balance the hops. 9 3 9 3 18
Can, 6.6%. Good grassy hop aroma. Clear dark amber colour. Small stable off-white head. The flavour is nicely grassy with a good bitterness to balance the slight sweetness. Flavourful and well-balanced. 8 3 8 3 15
BeerSnobPixie (2) - St. PaUL, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2008 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap, can & growler. Beautiful orange-amber color and smells just like hop blossoms and citrus fruit. Hoppy-smooth on the tongue, with a bitter but malty balanced finish. Yum.
thebeergut666 (4) - USA - JAN 22, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, poured from a growler, or in a can this is a great IPA. A great hazy amber pour leaves a rich white head. The citrus aroma is quite strong, but the balance of bitter and sweet gives this beer its character. Iím nice and close to the brewery so I try to grab a couple of growlers every Saturday.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1029-20080108] 1pt (c/o DuctTape, w/ him, jerc, others). Sweet grapefruit hops aroma with a hint of sweat. Slightly hazy, orange amber body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head and some lacing. Hoppy grapefruit continues in flavour with a hint of sweaty malt grain. Medium body. Nice, drinkable.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can from Stine. I was suprised this beer was so dark in color when I poured it- deep amber/brown in color with a medium off white head. Tons of citrus and some light floral hops in the aroma, with some molasses hanging around in the background. Taste- well this beer has a hefty malt backbone, but the taste is almost all citrus and floral hops, with notes of earth and wood- the malt does come through, and kind of muddles the hop character a bit. The bitterness is strong throughout and lingers nicely well after the finish. As much as I liked this, I probably would have liked it even more if they used some lighter malts. Thanks Eben!
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Via trade with Cryotek. Pours a dark cloudy copper color with a large white head. Aroma is mostly citrus and hop. Overwhelming hints of bitter hops, citrus fruits, crisp spices, real malty. Finishes thick and creamy, with a bitter finish.