Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours orange-gold, slightly cloudy, with a bold, white head. Strong hop aroma, citrus and pine. Some welcomed malty sweetness in front of the flavor, followed by a piney finish and lingering bitterness. Strikes a very pleasant balance. Good beer. thegreenrooster (4562) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Pour is a bright orange with a large white head. Aroma is nice grapefruit hops. Flavor is more of the same but with a strong malt backbone. Decent IPA for when your in the mood for some fresh hops. bmeup (680) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2010
Haxy golden orange. Big constant head. Fruity citrus and spicy aromas. Lenghty and explosive spicy, resinous hops. Zingy bitter finish to the end. Most enjoyable IPA. bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange. Dense cream coloured head. Plenty of lacing as it falls away. Great aroma as expected with plenty of citrus, mainly grapefruit and pine resins thanks to the hops. Also some dried apricots, passionfruit and malt sweetness to add some balance. Great aromas. Plenty of malt sweetness up front and then resiny hop bitterness near the end. Not as aggresive which adds to the balance. Quite liked this one. NachlamSie (3572) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2010
Pint at Rogue Ale House. This is a crystalline copper colored ale with a small head. Interesting aroma. I can tell it’s an IPA with the bold hops but it’s not quite the typical approach. Juicy berries, pine, caramel. Flavor is a little woody, grassy, notes of berries are here. I’d like a hoppier IPA but this is a good beer.
nickd717 (4888) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2010
On tap at Rogue Ales Public House in San Francisco.
Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a medium-sized off-white head.
Aroma is Pacific Northwest style citrusy, piney, and earthy hops, along with sweet malt.
Flavor is caramel malt and again Pacific Northwest hops. Mainly citrusy with some pine and earth. The 90 IBUs come through in substantial bittering hops as well as the flavor/aroma ones.
Medium-bodied and somewhat dry on the palate with some mild hop resins.
A reasonably good IPA overall. I may have been suffering from palate/liver fatigue at this point as it came at the end of a long drinking session. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2010
Rating #100 for this one! Bomber courtesy of Travlr. Pours a very hazy yellow with a thin to medium off-white head that has okay retention and little to no lace. Aroma is a nice spicy and piney hop medley. Taste is massive grapefruit rind, really just an onslaught of overpowering hops. Travlr (26117) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2010
Bottle at Pizzeria Paradiso. Clear golden, edge head, huge delicate lacing. Aroma of orange peel, fresh hops, coriander. taste is bitter start to finish, citrus, smoke edge. Very nice. DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2010
Bottle, purchased from the bewery in Newport. It actually doesn’t look very nice! Cloudy, dirty yellow with tons of particles. Spicy citrus and resin hop character in nice balance with sweetish toffee malts. Creamy, smooth mouthfeel, solid bitter finish. douglas88 (9632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
UPDATED: APR 5, 2010 On tap at the Rogue place in San Francisco. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with a medium white head. A great nose; rich fresh citrus hops juicy. The flavor was great; a aggressive citrus hop, loads of caramel balance it out. Really well done.