dchmela (3013) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy Kmeves and shared with my buddy Ian. Cloudy amber pour with a thick white head. Citrus, grapefruit aroma, very understated, not overpowering. Malty citrus taste, lots of hops, but soooo easy to drink. Don’t know if the hops were mellowed a bit by this being last years bottle, but the hops seemed just perfect. Very nice beer and great on a hot summer day.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[1306-20080418] 1pt6floz bottle. Fruity navel orange juice hops aroma with fresh light malty earth. Hazy, light orange red body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Juicy fresh navel orange flavour is nicely balanced. Medium body has a bitter background. Very nice, yummy hops. Love the label too: a troll in a sailor suit in front of a princess getting impaled by a unicorn in front of a castle on fire.
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Totally awesome beer. I got in a bottle from Kahn’s fine wines in INdianapolis, IN. Smell is of amarillo hops. The pour is nice and thick. The taste is angled towards the hops with some nice crisp malt. One of their best. To me, this is easier to drink than alpha king as it doesn’t have the hop harshness from the chinook.
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
An old rating i finally got to entering. Aroma wash of straight hops. Seemed like every kind possible. Citrus, pine, earthiness, spice. Flavor was pretty hoppy and very very bitter. I wish this was year round and i cant believe its only 5.5 %. The aggressive hops could easily make like place this at 8 or 9%.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My 100th IPA!
Thanks go to sprinkle for this brew. Poured a cloudy bright amber with a creamy/frothy off-white head. Fresh hoppy aroma of bitter pine and lemony citrus, very refreshing and very typical of FFF. Flavor follows with lots of bitter pine and grapefruit rind hops, just a touch of sweetness, finishing dry and quite refreshing. Mouthfeel is a tad light. Has the hop and flavor profile of a bigger beer but feels rather on the light side, making it sort of floating in a stylistic quagmire between IPA and APA. Very pleasant with excellent hop flavor though a few shades shy of mind-blowing.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Dark golden color with a small white head. Grassy, sharp pine hop aromatics. Vegetal, earthy hoppiness with a tinge of candied pineapple. Moderate malt backing with a slick sweetness. Caramel and residual grass and citrus in the finish. Mouthfeel is a light medium.
tennisjoel (1377) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stinky aroma, but in a good way. Fresh cut hops. Vegetal aroma. Interesting beer, like smelling and eating grass. Not my favorite hop combination here. I preferred Surly bitter brewer to this beer, while others thought this brew was superior. Each to their own. Thanks to ElGaucho for letting me sample this at the bigfoot vertical tasting I hosted.
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange color. Low carbonation. Very nice hop aroma, lots of grass and wildflowers. A little bitter, but full bodied hop flavor. Some sweet malt. Thanks to Elgaucho for sharing.
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice hoppy pale ale. Amber/orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is of lots of citrus hops. Taste is very citrus that finishes well. I could drink a lot of this.
docswife (27) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty hazy orange with a large off white head. Aroma is heavy citrus and hoppy. I get lots of orange and pine. Hoppy goodness! Very drinkable.