DuffMan (10436) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2010
Big bottle. Pours a dark orange with a thick off-white head that leaves generous lace. Huge aroma of fresh grapefruit and passionfruit. Big hoppy palate, flavours of grapefruit and resin balanced beautifully with toasty sweet malt. Very bitter finish, medium bodied. We shared a few IPAs tonight, and this one was the best. arminjewell (9676) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Pours orange with white head, aroma is full of hops and a bit of sweetness. Taste is citrusy hops up front with a rather odd sweet honey and caramel flavor. Good IPA! Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Bottle sample at the Draft Magazine PBS Beer Festival. Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. The nose is malt and floral hops. The taste is tart citrus, caramel malt and resin. Medium mouthfeel. Good IPA. SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Draught at The Rose And Crown. I was pretty impressed with this one, and I’m not a big fan of Full Sail normally. Poured a copper color with a medium white head. The aroma was really hoppy with flowers, some grapefruit, pine, and light toasted malt as well. The flavor is super hoppy and bitter with lots of resiny pine and grapefruit over some lighter toasted grain. Medium bodied and just a little over-carbonated, though a few minutes of breathing left a pleasant texture. a hop bomb of an IPA. Nice, though just a little too heavy on bitterness versus aroma hopa. Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2009
Pours a nice deep copper red with a large white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is harsh bitter hops grapefruit and caramel mat. Flavor is bitter harsh hops, grapefruit, caramel, pine, honey, floral notes. Bitter finish. Really hoppy and bitter for a single IPA.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2009
I’m surprised this isn’t rated higher because it’s such a solid IPA. Pours a gorgeous amber color with practically no head. Nice Munich malt base and then the hops hit you like a tone of bricks. Stays bitter long after the sip. The only knock against it is I prefer some more floral aromas which may have shown up had that used some traditional aromatic hops at the end. Too bad this is a seasonal. tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Light and breezy. floral citrus apricot on the nose. touch of malt up front and dry finish.
not sure if I’d call this "Aggressive" in any way. although it does compete well with some supposed "doubles" I’ve had. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
Dark amber with fluffy off-white head. Warm hop nose with earthy citrus. Paint thinner fire breathing hops evaporate on the tongue. Tasty. Dry. Pick up the malt sweetness after a few sips. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Pours a slightly hazy deep golden with an off-white lacing head. Pleasant citrusy aroma with a whiff of peach. Medium body, overripe fruit and burned caramel. Hoppy finish. Appears stronger than it is. 220909 fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
Hazy amber color; medium creamy head. It has a very nice hoppy aroma, fruity (with sweet oranges), light pine needles and sweat. The body is strong enough, it has a good caramel flavor, I would probably like more sweetness (here almost absent) the final is quite powerful, getting a bit harsh, and nutty. Starts well, ends less well.