HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2006 (Imperial Amber Ale) (Bottled) Well, well the nose is packed with piney goodness that tickles my olfactory senses. The palate is nice and bitter, but not over done. Overall, a fine hop forward brew that perhaps would benefit from a little bit more malt in the backbone.
ghunte02 (29) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice effort but a bit one dimensional for me. hops explode on the tongue, pine, citrus on the nose. not too much there to balance this out. still this is a deliciously spicy hopmonster.
TheBeerLover (1019) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 17, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is just dripping with hop character. Pours to a beautiful. bright, light amber color, with a thick, white head, and a good bit of carbonation. The nose on this beer is very fragrant with lots of zesty citus hop aromas of lemon and grape fruit. The palate is firm with some good sweet and caramel malt, paired with a nice back drop of candied citron hop flavor. Nugget Nectar finishes with more candied hop flavor up front, then ends with a zesty, pungent burst of lemon and grape fruit hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Impressive beer which really showcases hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness. A perfect aperitif beer.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample (tap) at EBF 2006. Clear burnished copper with just a bit of lasting white head...beautifully fresh cherry-apricot nose, lush and expressive, touch caramelly-sugary, faintly acidic and sustained...juicy, nicely balanced body, not really terribly bitter but citrusy and tart throughout, plenty of pale and caramel malts to get even non-hopheads through it....only realy weak spot is in the palate, a bit too thin and even watery in the middle....more body could have supported greater complexity I think....as it is, a solid to very good IPA.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(02.13.06) 12 oz brown bottle as gift from Thaichile. 7.5% ABV. Clear reddish orange hued imperial amber ale having a small white head. Soft carbonation. Luscious hop aroma. Full bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness and pronounced citrus (grapefruit)/pine resin hop flavoring. Finishes with lingering hop flavoring and bitterness. Smooth and luscious. Well-balanced beer with pronounced hop profile (not aggressive). An exceptionally tasty hoppy beer, the best Troegs beer ever sampled at my end. Thanks Thaichile!
kramer (4354) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 12 oz bottle. Pours a bright clear orange with a fluffy one finger off-white head, good retention. Full complex citrusy hop aroma with a slight fruitiness and an underlying toasted malt and toffee base. Complex and multi layered hop profile jumps out at you with the first sip. Bright and hoppy, very fresh tasting, but not overly bitter. The malt base is definately in the background but some does peek thru. There’s a little and pleasant alcohol kick in the finish. Medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. The carbonation could be a little finer. Had they bottle conditioned this it would have added alot. Overall, a really good beer, in fact the best beer from these guys yet. Keep pushing the envelope guys!
adrian910ss (2268) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber color, almost like fresh honey, with a thick creamy white head. Aroma is very pineyand hoppy, almost like pinesol. Taste is full of fresh piney hops. Excellent IPA, in the neighborhood of Hop Devil.
intouch (15) - Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What can I say?
One of the finest beers I have ever tasted.
Smooth and so very hoppy, what more could anyone ask for?
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very clear light amber with a firm, long lasting head. Aroma is of hops, hops, and lightly of malt- taste of citrus fruit, earthy, piney, with a very smooth bitter finish.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well made IPA,thx Scott. Moderate white head, copper color, translucent. Flavor is very citrusy with very little malt to speak of. Flavor is moderately bitter with some fruity sweet malts starting show through. Tart finish. Pretty much a hop head’s beer.