bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2007
(Hand Bottled, courtesy of Sliffy) Pours a clear golden body with a medium-sized white head. Aroma of freshly cut juicy ruby red grapefruit and some orange. Flavor of fresh citric hoppiness with some caramel and floral qualities creeping in the finish. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Date: 08/17/2007BuckeyeBoy (7511) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: crystal clear gold, scant white head,
Aroma: big sweet fruity tangerine aroma with a slight grassy edge,
Body: body is a bit thin,
Flavor: lots of sweet fruity flavor with extra crystal sweetness, citrus character appears in the second wave, light lingering balancing bitterness,
Overall: liquid hop delivery system
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
12oz HAND BOTTLED FROM OHIO thanks sliffy pours out a gold amber topped with a small white head. Aroma of light hops and a little fruit on the nose. Pretty tasty not a lot of bitter on this IPA. May have lost a little on the hand bottle would love to tast again on tap. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Many thanks to sliffy for the handbottle! Poured clear medium golden with not much white head sticking around. The aroma picked up lots of grapefruit and pine (but in a sweeter kind of way).. sweet caramel as well, but overshadowed by the hops.. a little candy rounds it out as the brew warms up. The flavor had sweet caramel and grapefruit at the core with toffee and grapefruit bitterness supporting.. sweeter candy-like notes at the back.. very tasty! Medium-bodied and well-balance on the palate with a long-ish finish.. enjoyed the Amarillo usage! CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Sampled from a 2.5 day old growler: Pours a transparent bright orange bronze with a spotty-lacing white head. Nice fresh piny, resiny hoppy aroma has good, light caramely sweet balance. Starts fairly full in body with a good sweet backbone and assertive fresh sticky, resiny piny hops toward a crisp, bittersweet finish. A very nice IPA. Big thanks to GrbDg!
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2007
Hand bottle from Sliffy. Thanks Dan! Pours a very clear (almost filtered looking) light copper with a thing off white head. Aroma is sweet and pungent with tons of amarillo hops- light earth when cold, as it warms some tropical fruits come out- orange zest, and warmer yet- gets a little catty. Flavor is mostly amarillo hops- light toasted and pale malts, earthy moderately harsh hop bitterness- prety clean overall. Smooth and easy drinking. Nice IPA. IndianaRed (4544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Hand Botled pours a clear light yellow/orange with a slight head that needed to be coaxed up a bit. Some of the carbonation clearly was lost in the bottling process. Aroma is pale malts with some pine needles. Flavor is pale and fairly light witha bit of a candyish, earthy and a trace of peppermint maybe. Lingering dry bitter trailer. Barely fizzy enough to carry the palate. Interesting and a bit different. I must not be used to Amarillo as a featured hop. Iíd love to try this fresh and on tap. Thanks to BuckeyeBoy via Silfly for this one.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Hand bottle. Poured a clear golden orange with a decent but quickly dissolving off-white head. The aroma was hop forward with notes of flowers and oranges. Some sweet malt underneath. The flavor started malty and quickly became bitter. The bitterness grew through the finish with some orange rind joining in. Light to medium bodied with a dry moderately bitter finish. aracauna (3584) - Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2005
Woohoo! Iím the tenth rater of this bad boy and it deserves itís reputation. I even managed to witness the death of this honorable hop showcase. I walk in, start talking to kujo9 and order up my pint of the stuff. No problem, except Iím planning on walking out with a growler. They donít provide growlers anymore and only fill growlers you provide. Doesnít matter. I got the last or next to last pint anyway. Donít worry kids, even the brewer was surprised at the beerís popularity and quick demise. Iíd bet on it becoming a frequent tenant on the Buckeye tap lines. Hazy amber with a thick creamy head. Huge hoppy aroma. Apricot and grapefruit. Nice malt backbone, but the hops are definitely the focus. Tongue tingling from the dominating Amarillo flavor but no over-the-top or harsh bitterness. Damn I love this hop. Damn I love this beer. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2006
2006 GTMW. The beer pours to a caramel body with a thin fizzy head. The aroma is sweet juicy fruit hops. Grassy and fruity with nectarines. The flavor is sweet juicy hops, very nicely balanced and not overly bitter. Nicely textured palate. Good coating.