jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2008
Frothy pale head with a dull aroma. The hops are there but the malts come through as well ...I prefer a hoppy aroma on a DIPA.
When sipping, it has a very dry feel. Pine notes and grapefruit come through as the intitial flavors. They’re followed by bitterness that lingers a bit too long for my taste. There’s absolutely no indication on the palette that this is close to 8%. This is good enough to get you in trouble cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2007
I liked this beer. Medium body, typical IPA with alcohol present. Definately American style, dry, with mucho cascade hops present. dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2008
22oz. Pours a nice cloudy amber with an off white head that doesn’t stick around long. Some lacing, although it disappears quickly as well. Plenty of hops in the aroma...was able to discern pine and citrus. Flavor was nice with plenty of hops in the forefront. Definite grapefruit. Nice malt in their as well. Mouth feel is slightly sticky. Overall nice IPA...not as big though as I would expect from an Imperial. sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2009
smells like socks and urine. tastes okay, like a typical hoppy IPA, but then the sour bitter aftertaste hits you and leaves you wishing you had a Maharaja instead. DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2009
On tap at the Downtown "Brew Pub" poured into Pint glass.
Pours a bright orange with a finger of white head that seems sticky. Aroma is faint but primarily of sweet malts, bitter hops, and maybe some orange peel? Flavor is kind of watery upfront and lingers with a citrus hoppiness that turns bitter rather quickly. Very interesting not saying that I enjoy it all that much. Its medium bodied and very sticky. Its a decent beer but there are definitely better options from Full Sail. I did enjoy the on-tap tasting better than out of the bottle.
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2006
Pours a very pale amber with thin off white head. Nose is faint and slightly of rubbing alcohol, with some hoppiness. Flavor is blunt and bitter in an aspirin kind of way. Honestly I expected much better. harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
22 oz. Pours a orange with a average white head . Aroma is lacking here mild floral maybe pine, lemon.skunky.Taste is bitter with no malt to back it up. its not balanced. And its not for hopheads.Not a imperial ipa. BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 19, 2009
22 oz bottle Aroma was mildly hoppy. Poured a clear light copper color with a robust white head. This tasted a lot like a garden variety IPA. It was drinkable and would do in an pinch. HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Not thrilled with this skunky beer with zero head and sour taste. Judging by the other reviews, looks as though I got a bunk bottle, but this beer tasted like cotton candy meets baking soda on a hot day in the south. BOO! darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2009
smells fantastic and looks great, and on first taste it is also great. however, the aftertaste is a little weird and off-putting. each subsequent sip tastes great. but the funky aftertastes only amplifies and ultimately reduces my opinion of the beverage.