Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to fata2683, who is my freaking idol! Damn this guy hooks me up with crazy brews... Pours hazy orange, medium white head, very persistent, lovely lacing, if a bit ropey. Nose is quite perfumed, heavy on the florals and "cold cream" aromas, as well as a nice spruce note, and lots of grapefruit, non-specific stonefruits, and a quite "sweet" aroma. Almost a Belgian-style sweetness, but not quite. Flavours follow through, again bringing on the sweetness, but not in a "Dear God this needs WAY less crystal malt" kind of way, more in a sweet grapefruit-cold cream sort of way. Spruce/pine notes in evidence here as well, along with the aforementioned grapefruit, white grapes, and stonefruits. Finish is building malt and grapefruit sweetness. Very sweet for an IIPA, and I’m a man who likes his IIPAs on the drier side. But I enjoy this very, very much. A solid, if extremely unique interpretation of the style. Bonus points for taking a flavour profile I normally detest and forcing me to enjoy it.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours hazy orange with a medium white head, spotty lacing. Aroma is leafy and pine resin hop aromas, very strong with some toasted malt. Flavor is rich caramel and toasted malts, slightly bready with a solid citrus hop finish. Very drinkable.
keepersj12 (3088) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting brew. Pours a cloudy amber with a dense white head after I finally got the cork out. The aroma was rather drab with a bit of bread and malty sweetness. The flavor however was quite nice. A subtle sweetness followed by a lemon sourness and finally a peppery end. The finish is dry and leaves a nice after taste. It has a bit of a kick especially as it warms.
jtclockwork (15946) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2010 Bottle labeled as Allentown Brew Works. Pours cloudy apricot with white head. Nose of hops, maple, caramel malts and citrus. Taste is very boozy, hop bomb with unbalanced caramel malt and maple pine.
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Oak Tree. Cork so tight it tore. Needed to use cork screw on the stub. Pours copper amber with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Principal aroma is grapefruit rind, but some roast caramel hints are there. Full bodied with nearly creamy carbonation. Flavor is floral and grapefruit rind accompanied by some roast malt. This hop is strong. It clings and burns. Not even getting any heat. Then the malt sweet sort of shows up. And is washed out by the grapefruit. Damned fine ale.
Nejhleader (1539) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed this a lot. Has a great body, Powerful hops. A strong citrus/ pine element dominates the flavor.
jeremytoni (3040) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.
HighlanderOne (1296) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from big bottle purchased at brewworks. Has hops, ocean, bread in aroma. IPA colored, lotsa foam makes for a slow pour. A bit of sediment on bottom of bottle. Plenty of hops in the flavor, of course. But the alcohol overtakes the hops quickly. Also spice and oatmeal flavors as well. Hops have a grapefruit-like flavor. finished with a boozy feel. Cut down the alcohol and you will have a winner.
NJJereme (386) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a decent frothy off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and alcohol on pour. Definite hoppy bitterness, again, grapefruit and pine the predominant flavors. Medium bodied. Decent finish.
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber pour with a huge thick off-white head. Citrusy hops and considerable spice aroma. Flavor is super smooth, dry, citrus, hoppy and the alcohol is very well hidden.
A great beer.