Travlr (19937) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Staff recommendation at the Publick House. Tap. Clear orange, thick creamy white head, fair lacing. Aroma of orange peel, grass, flowers. Taste has all kinds of citrus, slight bitterness. Full body. Decent beer.
Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at 1st CBC Sunday Tasting. Pours a clear amber with a big, white head. Strong resinous pine aroma, some sweet toast, hints of grapefruit. Very sweet flavor, toasted bread, some brown sugar, pine, cake. Full bodied with average carbonation. Finishes mildly warm with oily resins, pine, sweet grapefruit and hints of melon. Very drinkable. I love it.
Koelschtrinker (15819) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Der hopfige Beginn ist dumpf und eher dunkel, weit weniger blumig als der Geruch vermuten lässt. Auch im weiteren Verlauf weniger hopfig als vermutet, stattdessen würzig herb, süßlich, im Zusammenspiel vollmundig. Das Gesamtaroma hält leider nur kurz und zerbircht im Abgang schnell, Fruchtig bittere Noten sind hier noch vorhanden, im Nachgeschmack trockene Grasigkeit. 8/10/11/9/7/9
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a slightly cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head and some nice lacing.
S: Tons of grapefruit, lemon rind, and tropical fruit in the nose. Wonderfully hoppy with just a touch of sweetness and bready malt.
T: The flavor is a nice mixture of sweetness (brown sugar?) and hop fruitiness and bitterness. The hops are very heavy on the grapefruit with a bit of pineapple and some nice pine on the finish.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation and a crisp finish.
D: A really nice IIPA and one of the better east coast offerings for the style. I would be happy to have this one again.
bhensonb (13621) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Half Time. Pours hazy light amber with a 1 finger creamy/bubbly near-white head. Lots of fruity hop over a slightly roasted malt backbone. Near full in body. Lots of sweet caramel with lots of fruity/floral hop. I’d say this one is toward sweet rather than dry, but it’s a close call. It’s bitter, but not the harsh NW bitter. So flavorful. They did not skimp on ingredients. It’s almost chewy.
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Pours clear orange. White head. Nose/taste of caramel and sweet malt, citrus and tropical fruit. Sweet piney finish. Medium body.
argo0 (12862) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple/cat piss, some grapefruit, light biscuit/bread. Taste is moderately sweet, cat piss, some pineapple/mango, grapefruit. Medium-full body, some acidity, low carbonation.
Ratman197 (12692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber courtesy of Doodler poured a hazy orange amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, floral notes and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, light orange zest and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.
bu11zeye (12576) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle, BB Aug 2010, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear yellow body with small white head. Aroma of pine, caramel, grass, and citrus. Flavor of grass, citrus, caramel, and earth with a dry, moderately bitter finish.
mcberko (12456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2011 22 oz. bottle, sent from gn0sis (thanks Eric), pours a cloudy orangey with a small head. Aroma is quite pungent with truckloads of grapefruity hops, quite skunky, resinous hops and caramel malts. Flavour is quite grapefruity and citrusy in hops, with a decent amount of malt to back. Medium complexity and quite a bitter finish. Solid.