beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle-Pours a golden yellow/orange color w/a slight white head. Fresh crisp hop aroma w/some pine overtones. Has a crisp pine/citrus hop flavor up front, but not offensivly so, has good balance. Traces of spice as well, maybe some orange peel, sugar cane. Long floral hop finish. I’m not a fan of the overhopped IPA’s but this was a good one I would recommend.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2008 Pours a crisp orange/bronze color with a bright white head that took a while to dissapate. Aroma is huge hops, pine and citrus. This a great balanced taste. I am a big fan of IPA’s and this doesn’t dissapoint at all. Tastes of big time hops, pine, orange, spices. Alcohol is well hidden in this tremendous beer. The hops stay with you for a while. I wish this were available by me all year round.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle via The_Epeeist, thanks. Pours a clear copper color with a smallish white head. Aroma is, what else, floral hops, citrus and pine. Flavor is huge floral and bitter hops, citrus, pine, light malt backbone. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, crisp, sharp biting bitterness, like daggers to the tongue, semi-dry finish. Wonderful stuff!
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
danka zeswaft. clear homogeneity. soooo fucking hoppy aroma.. bitter as balls but tons of flavoring hops. super fresh hops. sooo hoppy. fresh floral type. there is nothing going on in this beer besides hops. so unabashed. might be the hoppiest beer i’ve ever had.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear orangish amber. mild citrus and pine aroma. pretty hoppy palet with fruit and citrus dominiating. This is a great balanced seasonal.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear orange amber, white head. Aroma is tangerine, fuzzy kiwi, caramel, wheat. Flavor is tangerine, floral, hops, malt, kiwi.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear, amber orange body topped by a small almond hued head that has good retention and nice lacing. Hop aromas of grapefruit, orange, and pinecone dominate. Medium body with good carbonation. Taste is a delicious blend of soft caramel malt and assertive fruity hops. Ruby red grapefruit, mostly, with notes of cut hay, pine, and orange. Subtle malt presence suggests clover honey. Excellent!
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big hoppy nose--tons of grapefruit, some pine, and a nice caramel sweetness. Clear copper in color, with a lovely sticky off-white head. Really wonderfully balanced flavor: Tons of those fruity hops, of course, but they’re backed by a nice sweet, but not cloying, malty backbone. Up there with the better double IPAs, for me.
LinusStick (2823) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
What an intense IPA this is! My neighbor in Harrisburg has made a beautifully bitter IPA that wakes the taste buds up and smacks them in the face. Grassy citrus aroma with a bitter hop taste make this beer explode with flavor. Not too overbearing on the hops or the malt which comes out in the end. This stands up to any IPA I have tasted.
pet3rman (310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hoppy smell. Pours copper with small offwhite head. Nice sweet, almost citrus taste. Decent hop kick, but with nicely balanced malt. Hides alcohol well. Medium bodied. Good stuff.