Ratman197 (10192) - 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 (8896) - , 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 (8650) - 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 (7938) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7868) - 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.
DruncanVeasey (7315) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Live rate. 22oz bottle from that place opposite The Yard House, Town Square, Las Vegas. Pours honey amber into a weizen with a strong, uneven white foam thickly lining the glass. Sponge-based tinned peach flan, batter and caramel aroma. Good rasping bitterness on the tongue beneath soft biscuit, peach, boozy orange liqueur notes. Finishes harsh and peppery with plenty of alcohol presence. Decent enough but a pint is plenty.
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber pours copper with light tan head. The aroma has nice and bold and chewy resiny pine, spicy and grapefruit like hoppiness. Those aromatics are binding together with a modest level of sweet maltiness. Smells real nice. The taste is pleasingly similar with a great mix of pine hops, spicy heading into dank hops and grapefruit like citrus hoppiness. These notes are biased toward bitter hops but the flavor hops do carve out a bit of elbow room. Wow. This is a damn good IPA. I’m not sure if my expectations were just low or I was in the perfect mood for this. Nonetheless, well done. Yes, wow!
mcberko (7046) - 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.
DuffMan (7025) - 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.
deyholla (6953) - 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.