Strykzone (6632) - 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 (3964) - 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.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big fat 16oz can from Ty. Thanks a bunch man. Pours a clean, clear, light ruby amber with a very large tanned beige head. Smells absolutely delicious with a huge crisp pine and honeyed citrus hop smell. Medium body, light sweet malt. Finishes with a huge quinine bitterness. Very tasty. Shame these cans donít make it to NY without the help of a trade box.
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big hearty thanks to MrBunn on this one. Aroma is all grapefruit...all the way.Pours a dark amber with a very nice head and lace. That said however, the flavor didnít blow my socks off. Not in a bad way, but I just expected a more powerful bitter here.Some good malty characteristics, some floral and pine notes, but pulls through a little weak.Finish is bitter and a touch metallic at the back of the throat.All together its still damn drinkable...That smell is fantastic.
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2009 From tap. Wow. I donít know if its the hoppiest beer I have ever tried, but I have never had a beer where the hops come through so powerfully. Also - the sourness you sometimes get from very hoppy beers was very present here. Iím not saying I didnít like this beer, but there have been so many IPAs Iíve tried that I like more. I think I need a little more balance from alcohol or sweetness, or something. Definitely worth trying.
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Tytoanderso for this sweet bonus. Pours a deep amber orange with thick off-white head. Aroma of mostly citrus with slight floral hops, pine, and grass. Flavor is surprisingly complex, but didnít quite have the hops bite I was expecting. Not a bad thing though, because this is really one very great IPA. Definitely gonna be trying to get my hands on this again.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear orange amber with a lacy ring of foam. Grapefruit and sweet goodness in the aroma. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Toffee nut and citrus taste with a dry bitter finish.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2009 can poured an amber color with a thick foamy off white head that retained well. aroma has beautiful hop character with citrus, bitter and sweetness. has that sweet juicy fruit thing. mouth feel is medium with plenty of carbonation. flavor has more malt coming through, nice citrus, lightly bitter resins, and hefty sweetness. nicely balanced out proving strong flavors while still being easy to drink.