Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a medium copper color with a two finger thick beige head leaving some nice lacing. Nose of citrus, pine and resin with sweet malt balancing things out. Finishes medium in body and quite sticky. Overall a great IPA as expected.
deyholla (10221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2016 On tap. Poured a dark amber with a light brown head. Aroma is very hoppy, dominated by a piney aroma from the hops. Lots of hops, I detected a underlying fruity flavor.
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper with a medium tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of Caramel, citrus and floral hops with a bit of pine. Nicely balanced flavor with some citrus and floral hops accentuated by some bready malt and caramel. Moderately bitter and abrasive but overall some pretty good stuff.
tekhna (118) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2009 Such a great beer. Amazing color, bracing bitterness with a full hop flavor without bothering to go into DIPA-land. Intense red, great head, smells lovely. Not too sweet, but really just sucks you in.
Dedollewaitor (15580) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl can. Thanks to Bu11zye. Pours cloudy orange/amber with a creamy white head. Nose is malts, caramel, citrus and pine. Medium bodied. Smooth. Very well balanced. Was surprised how malty sweet this was. Good!
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer has an angry-sounding name, and itís fitting because it was "mad" good! Can acquired via trade. Incredible crimson-amber color with a lasting two-finger off-white head. One of the best-looking IPAs Iíve seen. Great citrus/floral hop aroma. Flavor is somewhat unique with caramel malt mixed with bready notes, balancing a grapefruity and floral hop profile. Palate medium for the style. Great IPA overall.
Strykzone (6764) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Shep. Poured from a can. Dark caramel color with a nice long lasting tan head. Busy carbonation. Big hop nose with citrus and floral notes. The flavor is the same with a big hop profile. Floral and grapefruit. Interesting choice of malt there is a light roasted effect. Some biscuit, as well. It is very bitter from the first sip. Finish is more complex fruit. There arenít many IPAs better than this one! So well crafted.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2009
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2009 I love the IPAs with the heavy citrus hops aroma and the taste to match.
This is my favorite beer of the year so far.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Happy Gnome. Pours slightly hazy orange amber with a nice frothy off-white head. Huge nose of citrus, pine, and floral hops. Decent balance from caramel and biscuity malts in the taste. Nice citrus hop finish.
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can at Fort Wayne tasting - Pours hazy orange with a lingering off-white head. The aroma is mostly citrus hops. Flavor is big citrus hops with some mild malt backing. Itís medium bodied and of course finishes with long lasting hops bitterness. Itís good, donít get me wrong, but given the rating I thought Iíd enjoy it more.