GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 Draught at Tyler’s in Durham, NC. Hazy amber color with thin head that laced the glass. Citrusy hop nose and flavor. Caramel malt aroma is also prominent. You can also taste the malt and alcohol in this strong beer. Similar to Rogue I2PA, but much more malty/sweet. Smooth mouth feel, almost heavy. theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2005 Bottle. Pours copper color, bright and deep, with a dense, lasting beige head. Citrus and hops dominate the aroma, with especially fruity and flowery orange and peach notes. Sweet flavor up front, fruity with some light honey, but big, dry hoppiness at the finish. The sweetness doesn’t linger, keeping it from tiring by the end of the bottle. Alcohol is also well hidden. The barley is very present, giving it a full, chewy feel, but creamy at the same time. Absolutely delicious. tobias (208) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2005
12 oz bottle: the pour is the color of shinny new copper. withe a small beige head. the aroma is of citrusy hops, flowers, and sweet caramel/malt. possible peachy apricot hints. the flavor is of sweet malt/caramel/honey with alot of citrus fruits. peachy. towards the end a piney bitterness pokes through to tie it all together. the mouth feel is nice and full. man i love this beer. jhliesen (832) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2005
12 Bottle-Lovely hoppy aroma, poured a nice rich amber color with a small head. I have to admit that the beer a too much oily feel to the palate. The beer tasted much better as the glass went along. The high alcohol content wasn’t noticeable. UNCCTF (578) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Bottled. Hazy amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma dominated by citrus and hop. The flavor started off malty and full but then turned into a walloping hoppy finish. This is one of the best beers I’ve ever had. Wonderful.
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Aroma is sweet and sharp; lots of hops. Dark orange body with a medium head. Fruity nose with a nice finish. Lots of hops which cover up the alcohol VERY well. This beer will put me under the table and I will not even know what happened. slabonator (29) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Brilliant orange haze in my glass with a nice head - good carbonation. Malty sweet aroma with some fruitiness and noticeable alcohol. You know this is going to be BIG. Good balance in the flavor - it is sweet with some heat to it then it dries out toward the end with a bitterness that hangs on. michaeltrego (101) - Amherst, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2005
This rates very close to top of my list on robust IPA’s. What a wonderful aroma, thick head, lovely amber/copper body, and sweetish bitter joy to drink. I savored these one per evening during a recent vacation. Mmmmm. Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Great full bodied pale, with a hearty mouthfeel, and a great malt profile which blends seemlessly into a powerful hop finish. Smooth and delicious. Can easily serve as a meal. gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 Complex. Strong barley and hops flavor with a sweet aftertaste. Complex and flavorful. Strong alcoholic content.