millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2007
12 bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a memium-sized white head. Lots of floral and citrus hop aroma. Prominent flavors of orange and floral hops with some earthy undertones. Although the hops are featured, the beer is very well balanced. A very good IPA. markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2007
A: poured a beautiful golden orange with a huge frothy, white head and a ton of lacing
S: as is the case with many top beers of this style, the beer gives off an ample floral aroma. I am definitely getting some slight citrus and/or coriander scents as well. Very appealing.
T: A gorgeous wallop of hops smacks your tongue right off the bat, then the malts slip in to balance the overall flavor, and everything finishes at once, like a perfectly timed meal. Hop lovers will definitely want to grab this beer.
M: Not a ton of body, a tiny bit thin, but overall very nice.
D: Now here is where this beer truly shines. The excellent taste + reasonable alcohol content + an amazing level of refreshing qualities makes this an all-day drinker. Wonderful beer that I could and would go back to time & time again.
Recommended. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2007
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 On tap at The Good Beer Store in Chapel Hill, NC. Sipped while I shopped. Pours is deep orange with minimal white head. Smell if floral and citus hops. Flavor is full with hops with a lighter malt backbone. A solid ipa from a brewery that never dissapoints.
Updated Rating: Now that this has been available in NC for some time, I have come to drink quite a bit of this stuff. I love it. It’s the best beer out there for my money that I have regular access to. Thanks so much for coming to NC Bells!
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2007
Pours an orange amber. Smells of flowers and other hops. It is bursting with hops! A great combination without being too bitter. It just hits the right amount and then it fades before it can even be remembered as a hopped up beer. entropy1049 (40) - Oxford, Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Pours dark gold and foggy with a big tenacious off white head. Smells like pine and citrus...Delightful! Taste is big hops with some lemon and pine again. What a nice IPA!
lonelybeergeek (36) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2007
21st birthday present from Crosling. There will be a few of these. Thanks, bro. Delicious orange color with a slowly dissolving, fluffly white head. Subdued, hoppy floral aroma. Not quite as strong in aroma as I would have liked. Perfectly balanced hops; they are prominent without being overly bitter. Probably one of the best straight IPA’s out there. Medium bodied, lovely on the palate. I only wish I had more... radagast83 (8069) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Bottle. Orangish color. Strong citrus aroma, smells like hops in a brewery (or at least my kitchen when I home brew). Flavor is great, especially as it warmed a bit. Fantastic hops flavor really makes this beer hit the spot. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Hazy orange appearance with a medium size white head and very nice lacing. Resinous hop aroma, very citrusy, with a whiff of cookie dough under all the hops. Flavors of pine, grapefruit and orange; some sweet malts add balance. Bitter, medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel. Lasting finish turns a little sweet at the end. mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Pours a orangish pink color, very pretty. I got a strong citrus smell with hints of vanilla, and floral notes. Tasted of pretty strong citrus mixed in with light hops and litle orange peel in there as well. This beer is put together very well. Nice citrus in the finish that stays a little while. Excellent brew. JesSayan (9) - USA - JAN 18, 2007 does not count
It pours out clean and clear (if poured carefully) with an agressive and sticky bone head. Color is reminiscent of a sunset or the flesh of a peach. The lacing sticks all the way down.
Oh, the nose on this beer. It’s home-made shortcake, glazed with citrusey pulp, vanilla and orchid petals. Hoppy to the extreme but showing a wonderfully sweet malt base.
It’s full, but not fat or bloated in the mouth. Perfectly carbonated, keeping it light, but not thin... just right. When it hits your tounge, it’s citrus bitter, rolling directly into sweet shortbread and vanilla malts. Plenty of fruit character shows, with some apricot and other fleshy stone fruits. The hop flavor doesn’t back off though, it’s there, and very strong, a lucious mix of citrus fruits, grapefruit, satsumas (mmmm) and the lovely spring like flavor of flower petals. All of this is rolled up into an ellegant dance of malt and hops... perfection. Seriously.