fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Legacy Liquor Store, Vancouver, 8.5% ABV
Light amber color, hazy, with medium-sized head. Aroma of hops, resiny and fruity, but not fresh. Correct body strength, smooth mouthfeel; it has a good toffee and caramel flavor, with robust bitterness; the hopping is resiny, a bit citrusy; the final is strong; once more, good but it doesn’t seem to be ultra fresh. It’s a solid beer anyway, lean, not too cloying.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours a white head and cloudy straw gold color. Aroma is mild resin. Taste is resin hops, secondary medium malt. Soft carbonation. Nice but more of an IPA than an I2PA.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
hazy amber, wispy off white head, sweet pine aroma, big bitter flavor, light sweet caramel malt to balance, long bitter finish, not much else
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange pour with a white head. A little bit of soap and grass on the nose. Lemon, orange, and grapefruit with a little bit of tropical fruit. Sweet caramel and toffee, too. Tastes of caramel, toffee, and citrus. Grapefruit and orange notes, a bit lemony on the finish. Mild tropical notes and a fair amount of grass.
Ratman197 (8873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a hazy orange amber with a lingering rinbg of amber foam. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, orange zest and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness and light grapefruit with a smooth moderatly bitter lingering earthy finish.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked up in Vegas. Hazed golden amber hued pour with a lasting and retentive off white head. Aroma is of crystal malt, biscuity malt and an odd lactone like dill to coconut in the background. Also quite hoppy, fruity and grassy with some marmalade. Flavors are grassy with oxidation (noticeable). Faded hops, quite a bit of malt body and sweetness. Bottling issue. Well hidden alcohol. Fuller bodied with moderate carbonation.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 10th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Festival: Pours a transparent bright golden bronze with a well-lacing, frothy white head. Sweet, lightly toasted caramel malty aroma has a good fresh hoppy bitterness. Starts sweet and candy-like with some mild fresh citrusy grapefruity green hops. Finishes sugary and bittersweet with a hint of drier, warming tartness. An average double IPA.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured up on tap at Papago with an opaque (hop haze I hope) orange-ish copper body with thick gold edges and supporting an off white head of foam. The aroma offers up citrusy hop notes of malt sweetened orange peel and grapefruit with slivers of resiny pine like hop bitterness. Nice start. The taste delivers rich robust hoppy goodness in the form of both citrus hop flavor and bitterness. The hop bitterness quickly gets resiny with a pine hop like sensation. Into the finish a bit of booze can be detected. Solid brew. Yum!
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark gold, clingy off-white head. Husky grainy aroma, a little caramel, tropical fruit and carrot tops. Very hoppy, with a parlsley/herbal character and a vegetal bitterness. I liked it.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale malts biscuit floral hops with light citrus and earthy notes. Golden amber pour nice head and lace. Flavors of ligjt citrus annd floral hops up front. Biscuit pale malts a touch of caramel. Ligjt earthy floral bitterness in finish. Balanced smooth easy to drink but not a standout in any way really.