joergen (20861) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden coloured with a white head.
Aroma of malts, pine neeedles and hops.
Flavour of hops, pine needles, grape fruits and malts.
Ungstrup (29367) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
An orange beer with a thick white head. The aroma is lovely hoppy and grassy. While the flavor is a dry hoppy and grassy on a malt and caramel background. The after taste is good with lots of hops, but I find the flavor in general a bit light, and also the body a bit light inspite of the 7.5% ABV.
Kevin (2085) - New Mexico, USA - APR 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to ilinismitty for this. Pours clear orange amber with a sticky lacing cream head. I’m trying to find another way to say this has a potent hop aroma, I took a whiff and said “whoa” and smiled. A very grassy aroma that hints at sweetness with a syrupy touch to the nose. This is an ender right here. I can drink a few Huber’s after this and think they are hoppy because of the hop burn from this beauty. Strong grass and pine flavor with a toffee background. The alcohol is not noticeable at all, if it hadn’t listed it on the bottle I never would have guessed it was above 6.toffee and grass remain in the finish. A very creamy yet easy to drink beverage. Not the over the top bitter I have experienced from some beers, this is nice hop flavor, not how many ibu’s can I get in a bottle. A nice beer.
Ap-5 ar-7 tas-8 pal-5 ov-17
Aubrey (3433) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Soft, off-white head above a bright copper hue. Crisp mouthfeel. Bright malts ... really nice and sweet caramel up front ... unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to last. Turns toasty in the middle, and then fades toward the finish. Finish is drenched with sharp hops (acidic and citric). Bitter aftertaste (rose petals and plant stems). Perhaps a pinch of solvent (orange cleaner). Halfway down the glass an interesting "hop aroma cake" builds and starts to develop on the tongue. Alcohol was hidden well behind the hop bite; just a bit of warming in the throat. Sharp, but tasty beer.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appears cloudy deep orange with foaming lacing head. Hop hop hop aroma blended with some citrus. Flavor is hoppy, citrus... like chewing on hop leaves. Smooth soft palate with a hoppy aftertaste. Do you get the impression that this is hoppy?
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks goes out to FrumptyDumpty for this truely outstanding brew from Troegs. Poured for a 12 oz bottle a deep golden color wiht a small beige head that left great lacing for an IPA. Aroma was citrus hops with a hint of smoe malt in the background. Flavor was a wonderful ruby red grapefruit thought I was having breakfast. Hats off to Troegs for this one.
morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a 12 oz bottle of this. It’s a hoppy ale that’s pretty strong, but well balanced. There is no noticible alcohol to this, but it’ll sneak up on you after a few. With this beer, they are well on their way to making a nice double IPA.
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4/20/06. Poured out of 12 oz. bottle, obtained as a generous gift from egajdzis on RateBeer 3/25/06. Small, soapy, fluffy and loose, cream-orange head atop a luminescent orange marmalade body. Unimpressive head retention and broken, sloppy lacing, but the color and clarity are preeminent. Aroma is extremely prominent, leaping out of the glass with citrus zest in a gummy sweetness-- Juicy Fruit and juicy fruit. Some pine and orange oil, but the malts are sadly lacking. Only fuzzily predicting bitterness with orange essence and a touch of sour-salty weirdness. It’s so forward and interesting that it’s hard not to rave about it, but it’s not really my cup of tea either. Flavor is similarly underwhelming-but-interesting for me, with honey biscuits and a bit of straw, hops that are simultaneous juicy and too plant-like (so much so that there’s almost a vegetal flavor to it). The mediocre malt backbone disappears quickly and unceremoniously, leaving just a numbing sensation with a buzzing dryness and hop sizzle. Starts out very promising with the first whiff of that aroma, but each new swig grows sorrowfully more bland. Finish contains some of that collard greens vegetal quality too (or *lack* of quality, more like). Medium-full body that is hard to place with the resinous hop hum creating a constant barrier that surrounds the tongue and deprives it of sensation. I guess there’s not much alcohol apparency, but when there’s not much malt apparency either it’s hard for me to get excited about the lack of alcohol. A big disappointment, but I certainly intend to give it another shot down the road to see if I’m as underwhelmed as I was this go-’round.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2006 12oz. bottle. Dark golden color with a small white head. Deep sweet pine hoppy aroma with some caramel and a vegetal spiciness. Mellow nutty and caramel malt flavors with a tangy sweet hop character. Rounded sweet mellowness in the finish, some residual tanginess. Mouthfeel is medium, very smooth, almost oily.
OldGrowth (2673) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, from trade with Nejhleader. Real good nose, sweet. Pine, orange, little nuttiness/yeasty notes as it warms, toffee. Clean lite reddish orange, ok head that quickly faded to a ring. Bittersweet flavor, grapefruit kicks in, like aroma otherwise. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bitter gf finish. Tasty brew. Had a sample at Extreme fest, but had stopped taking notes. Impy amber indeed.