gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Wonderful floral arome, head quickly went away showing a hazy orange hue. Nice malty initial flavor with a fruity overtone. Not as hoppy as I would have expected, but nice just the same. The mild hop flavor lasts well after swallowing - a nice beer. BeerandBlues2 (13870) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 16, 2006
22-oz. bottle. Pours coppery bronze with a tall rocky light tan head. Aroma is hoppy, hugely (pine, spruce) with a fragrant floral nose. Heavy bitterness greets your palate, grapefruit rind and moderate acidity, no sweetness, just sour hop; hop juice. Medium bodied and slightly fizzy and smooth palate. mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2006
22 oz bottle. Deep orangey amber in color with a nice fluffy tan head. Citrusy hoppy aroma. Orange and earthy notes. Very hoppy. Malty and hoppy flavor. Finish is hoppy. Very drinkable. Nice beer. Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2006
22 oz bottle. Brown/amber in color with a tan head. Aroma is perfect for the style, citrus, grapefruit zest and tangerine. Nice cascades do not totally dominate but are right up front. chadzter (94) - huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 15, 2006
22 oz bottle. Foamy head. Aroma is hops and citrus mostly . Flavor is full and complex of citrus and hops with a sweetness malt and a woody taste. Great beer.
muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2006
22 oz bottle shared with ClarkVV, Master of Michigan Mass and Maine. Stable, beautiful foamy-rocky head tops a deep apricot body and provides thick, clumpy lacing as it slowly subsides....muddy aromas of various hops, apricot and citrus and spruce qualities, by turns harsh - aromatic -fruity and woody, interesting and complex to be sure but too much a melange to really attract....fortunately it’s more palatable on the tongue, sweet and qutie malty at the front with a moderate bitterness from the get-go continuing on through new-woody groves and some lactic/milky character towards the finish....rather heavy and thick, with carbonation just a touch low. Mixed bag; quality ingredients and interesting concept make for a somewhat difficult quaff....once I realized that this was a slow sipper, I liked it more. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2006
22oz bottle acquired in trade with Larry Pitonka (thanks!). Poured a deep and slightly cloudy orange color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of pine, caramel, some grapefruit and a little spicy. Tastes of grapefruit, caramel, floral, and very light spices. Nice hoppy presence with somewhat of a malty balance. Lots of lacing left on the glass. Oakes (19027) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Slightly hazy dark amber colour. Fresh woodsy hop aroma with caramel and breadcrust malt. The body is a bit sticky, but gets creamier towards the finish. Rich hop bitterness is well-balanced by bready malts. Well-rounded. Lip-smacking hop finish. Pretty good fresh, but the way this hop character is, it will be probably be total crap in six months. Definitely enjoy this now! waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2006
bottle. pours dark orange creamy color with thick head. Grapefruit and hops. I love the bitterness of this beer. This is one fine reeb. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle courtesy of Larry Pitonka: Pours a clear deep copper mahogany with a spotty-lacing, off-white, dense frothy plateau of a head. Big fresh grapefruity piney hoppy aroma explodes out of the bottle. Once it settles, more sweet toasty caramel malty notes are present. Body starts with a nice caramel malty sweetness with some toffee flavor hiding underneath a mound of fresh citrusy flavoring and bittering hops. Finishes crisp and bittersweet with dry lingering resinous pine notes. A very nice IPA.