Ratman197 (10720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear orange amber with a lasting amber head. Aroma of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, earthiness, grapefruit and pine with a smooth dry bitter lingering earthy finish.
jtclockwork (10308) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear gold with white head. Nose and taste of citrus, perfume, light spicy hops and caramel malt. Big malt in the body. Finishes bitter hop.
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at I Love Burgers in Vegas. The beer pours a slightly hazed orange color with a medium thin white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is floral hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of grassy and floral hops, sweet malt and fruit. The finish is short and leaves a slight metal and alcohol aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at First German Ratebeer gathering at Idar Oberstein courtesy of Travlr. Bittersweet orange, grapefruit and malt aroma. Golden yellow color with small head. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel finish. Nice blending. Very good - didn’t really expect to get a new state at a German beer tasting so was a nice surprise.
mcberko (8529) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a cloudy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus hops, resin, orange peel and caramel malt to back. Flavour of tropical fruits, bitter citrus hops, some spiciness, and a solid malt backbone. Well-rounded, refreshing and flavourful. Very good.
rosenbergh (8081) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. 7.2%. (Lee’s Liquor) Las Vegas, NV.
Hazy golden colour with a small dense white head.
Nice piney and resiny hoppy aroma with mild sourness and moderate bitterness. The flavour is strong grapefruity and resiny hoppy with quite strong bitterness and malty body. Balanced, smooth and tasty.
DrSilverworm (7997) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, purchased for $6 from the Athens, OH Kroger. ABV was listed as 7.2%. Half hazy golden yellow color, thin white head, leaving respectable lace. Light and crisp carbonation, but kind of oily. Hops are a bit on the malty sweet side. No date on this bottle that I can find. This doesn’t taste very fresh. It lacks that nice, fresh hop herbal taste, but it’s not bad. Beyond the malty sweetness, there’s a light bitterness. I’m sure this is way better on tap. On the actual label, "dry-hopped" is spelled as "dry-hoped", "floral bouquet" is spelled as "floral boquet"
BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to izzy. Pours with a clear golden body and a white head. Aromas are fruity, pine with an herbal spiciness. Flavors are bitter and really herbal (aggressive to the point of being abrasive Chinook flavors). Lively and dry.
deyholla (7635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber gold with a white head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a nice citrus and flora combination with a bit of pine and a light grain backbone. Flavor has more of a citrus and pine hop profile with a light grain backbone.
DuffMan (7561) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium golden colour, slightly hazy, average white foam cap. Fairly typical West Coast-style IPA with nice grapefruity hop character and an assertive bitter finish. I actually liked this better than the Monsoon.