talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2008 The beer pours a cloudy orange color with a white, full, creamy head which is mostly lasting and leaves some drippy lace. Nose is pleasant with dominant citrus notes; lots of pink grapefruit, some rustic notes, some resinous pine, light apricot, and faint notes of tropical fruit (mango?). Flavor is not the same but good; a fairly high bitterness from the rustic notes with lighter notes of pink grapefruit, pine bark, and resins with faint apricot and cookie. Palate is medium to full, nearly lively, oily, and somewhat dry; the body and the carbonation are perfect but the texture is only adequate. Finishes long, oily, bitter, and dry with grapefruit and lingering rustic notes. A nice West Coast IPA; bitter, oily, dry with lots of citrus. Not my favorite of the style due to the dryness and oiliness but certainly liked the complex citrus notes, the body, the bitterness, and the carbonation. Good but not how I like my IPA’s. gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
(Bottle at The Rover, Göteborg) On November 28, 2008. Cloudy orange color, small white head. Amercian hops scent, apricots, grape, citrus, pine, pineapple scent. Sweet first, then bitter, also apricots, taste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness. spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours cloudy amber with a huge white fluffy head. Good aromas of citrus hops.
Flavor is typical grapefruit IPA flavor with enough malts to keep it drinkable.
Lots of lacings.
Palate is good and fairly smooth.
Overall impression is it hits the middle of the style. The unique features are the cloudiness and the enormous head. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2008
Thick yellow tinged head on amber. Promising aroma is not too pushy. Fragrant hops. Really strong peppery tongue tingling hops to start. Chewy wood taste. Citrus finish. Hops settle in for a very nice drinking experience. mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2008
Pours a cloudy orange with a modest dense head with great retention and fantastic lacing. Aroma is oddly rancid, oily hops. Taste is quite bitter, nice malty backbone but not enough to sweeten the finish, which is dry and grapefruity. Nice crisp body with assertive carbonation. Very quaffable, but I do like a little sweetness in my IPAs.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Tantalizing aroma of melons and citrus. Cloudy orange amber with a thick, rocky head. Rich and creamy. Definitely bitter. Lots of resin underneath and a lot of lemon lime on top. A little to coarse to be great. MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2008
bomber thanks to KAggie. Shared at October Houston tasting. Pours a cloudy, faded orange with a thin white head. Nose is earthy and citrus hops. taste is pine and earthy. Mouthfeel is resinous and has a big, harsh bitter finish. JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2009 pours a cloudy light yellow very easy aroma of hops and and a smooth hoppy taste with a bitter palate. fiulijn (20492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2008
Bottle from Chevy Chase Liquors, Washingtonanders37 (26605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2008
Hazy golden color, with big steady head. The aroma shows first fruity hops, then some citrusy resins, later it gets more into some kind of British earthy hop feeling. It has an explosive hop flavor, piney resiny, just supported by a medium body, and ending with a great hop and toffee final. Despite the not-so-high alcohol, a great beer.
Draught @ Brewer’s on the Bay, Newport, OR. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a long malty hoppy bitter finish with hints of grapefruit in the aftertaste.