shadey (2125) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Dark amber pour with a big creamy white head. Nice balanced hop aroma. Flavor is smooth and mellow. Not as harsh as I expected but very nice. CMUBEERMAN (440) - - JUN 6, 2006
Some breweries shouldn’t make IIPA...and I think arcadia may qualify. Pour was a swampy amber with a light brown head. Aroma was roasted malt and a bit of dirty hops. Flavor was an uninspiring interplay between weak hops and stinky sweet malts. Mouthfeel was siticky and oily. heemer77 (5355) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
From a bomber. The body was dark copper colored with a light khaki colored head. The aroma was caramel with toast. There was also some pecans and sweet syrup. The taste was citrus with grapefruit. There was also some nice toast and some almonds. A pretty good IIPA, but woudl be light for some people. sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 i really disliked the finish on this. it was a lasting tackiness. the taste was watered down generally. not much of an IIPA. the smell was decent though, as well as the appearance. rerate: some weird candyish caramel in the aroma. taste is indeed watered down and perhaps a bit lagerish. no alcohol. hops aren’t super bitter, they’re in fact pretty fresh. so it’s a mixed bag. extremely drinkable for the abv, perhaps owing to the wateriness.... it’s definitely above average at best. Zeswaft (1768) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2006
This has a pretty big pine hop nose. Color is hazy copper. Flavor is weird, not as bitter as you think and tastes dirty.
undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Pours copper/deep orange with a nice off white head. Aroma is hoppy and very nice. Taste is good but just a bit too tangy for me. Dorwart (2585) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Very large dense head of light tan bubbles. Litle rocky on top. Light carbonation. Very good head retention. Nice hoppy aroma loaded with grapefruit and pine. Succulent with a hint of roastyness buried in there. Nice bright dark orange. Slick mouthfeel that seems slightly flat but can’t be because of all of the carbonation. Little on the sweet side. Decent hops presence but not as much as in the aroma. Some honey and bitter grapefruit. Little puckering. Bit of dry roastyness at the finish. Alcohol is hidden very well. A pretty good IIPA. Maybe need to age a little bit longer. MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Sampled at the JimMack ’06 Invitational. Thanks to MKobes for this one? thought it was a Moylan’s by the looks of the label. bright orangey amber color, light tan head. floral hop aroma, floral hop flavor. a bit of pine needles. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Jimmack "06. This was a good IIPA. Dark gold color, white head. Nose had grapefruit and spicy pepper. Some stick pine hop in tasty. Puckering after taste. Nice brew here. DocLock (10659) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Pours hazy deep copper with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of huge fruity piney hops, caramel malt, tropical fruit (honeydew, canteloupe, tangerine) and black pepper. The flavor starts piney hoppy and tropical fruity, with the malt coming in at the end, and the malt giving more way to the hops as it warms, which causes this to get a tad bittery piney and unbalanced at the end. If you are a hophead, you will love this one.