daknole (10919) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler shared at Cigar City!! Amber pour. Lots of floral hops, some citrus and caramel malt. Juicy flavor with grapefuit peel, caramel and a dose of bittnerness. Ok.
egajdzis (6231) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Draft @ Drafting Room Exton] Poured a clear amber color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, caramel malts, citrus, grass, perfume, and a bit of metal. Taste of citrus, pine, grapefruit, toast, a bit of caramel, and a bitter finish.Not bad, seems to be not very different than the later IPA versions of this Anniversary beer.
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Springfileld location. Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, a little toasty, floral and skunky weed. Tastes of citrus (grapefruit), caramel, and I was getting some tropical fruitiness. Some lacing left on the glass.
machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma was a little malty with definately some strong grapefruit coming through, maybe some piney hints as well. The appearance was clear amber with a big foamy head. Flavor was strong hops, but a good balance with maltiness and definately a lingering bitterness and grapefruit aftertaste. Palate was warming a the carbonation was very low. My overall for this one is that it is an IPA, I was not overwhelmed with it though. I do agree with the brewers on the heavy grapefruit presence.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On top at the brewery. Described as an imperial pale with an IBU of 135. Amber in color with a fine citric aroma. Well filtered. Medium bodied with lots of caramel in the flavor to back up the hop attack. For a very hoppy beer the caramel is strong. The hops are very astringent and leave a lasting medicinal quality on my tongue. Hard to finish.