Nickls (1847) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Fluffy and creamy white head that’s two fingers in height’ hazy straw yellow body. Citrus and resin hop aromas with a slight crackery note. Very hop-driven with resin, grapefruit, and light melon sweetness in the flavor..very dry finish. Medium body with sparkly carbonation. Good stuff.
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with dmac. Pours clear golden orange color with off white head. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruits. Bitter grapefruit and mango flavors with a hint of sweet caramel malts. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very nice. Thanks Dave.
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of hop oils, sweaty and grassy hops, citrus. Flavor is super hoppy with rich hop oils, rich caramel malt, and citrus. Fruity hops as well, very dry and not sweet at all. Reminds me of a Hopslam. This is tasty stuff, would like to have this on hand at all times!
artmcd8 (1610) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2013 Smells of grapes. Delicious smell. Tastes of hops and has a clean bitter aftertaste.
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Phone rate, draught at Double Windsor. Clear light amber orange with one finger creamy off-white, good retention at a thick film. Citrus, pine, and mango hops atop very light sweet caramel and biscuity hops. Flavor follows suit with the addition of plenty sweaty Cascade hops, unfortunately for me. Well attenuated, dry earthy bitter finish peaking at a 5. Light to moderate creamy carbonation, light to medium body. Pretty good, just don’t like the Cascades.
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber thanks to dkachur, pours a very clear golden with a nice thick white head and nice lacing through out the glass, aroma is jammed pack with tropical fruit notes and citrus, the flavor has tons of pineapple, mango with a finish of bittering hops. The mouthfeel is extremely smooth, man this is awesome stuff, wish I could get this in Wisconsin on a consistent basis. Thanks Dan!
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle
Picked up while fresh this beer was kept in great shape and it shows. I wasn’t expecting such a monster of a beer from Troegs. Typically their beers are solid but not amazing. The only drawback to this beer, much like many others these days, is the relatively high cost which works out to about $3.99 per 12 ounces.
Aroma / Appearance - The semi-opaque orange body radiates bright sunny feelings. The color of a hazy sunset it attracts the eye. The crisp white head takes quite a while before it settles down. Sharp pine needles, citrus, and a moderate malt base blend into a hoppy bitter experience.
Flavor / Palate - Pineapples, mango, and citrus are one part tropical and one part hop bomb. Lingering with a dry feeling in the base of the throat it sticks as if the lining had been filed away with sandpaper. The mouthfeel is full, not cloying, and well balanced. Just thinking about it makes me wish I had another bottle. Fortunately there are plenty of other great beers in the cellar.
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber with one of my favorite labels
A: citrus/orange/tangerine/soft floral hops
T: delicious- huge citrus fruits as in aroma, soft malt character
One amazing IPA, well crafted, balanced, bright, thoroughly enjoyable!
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden IPA with a thin creamy white head. In aroma, a pleasant white grapeskin, herbal hops, very fruity. In mouth, a smooth floral hops, with white wine quality, a bit of Brett, very nice. On tap at Sunset Grill, Sept. 11 2011.
iugrad93 (266) - Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orangish color with frothy white head and lots of lacing. Aromas of citrus, pine, and floral. Taste is light sweet and medium bitterness on the back end. Nice lively carbonation and long dry bitter finish. Overall a nice brew and good but nothing that stands out. Solid.