talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2010
The pour is a clear, orangey-gold color with a moderately full, fluffy, white, pillowy head which settles to a very thin froth and leaves frothy, drippy lace. The nose is quite mild for an IPA but pleasant with spicy tones, some sweet biscuits, light apricot, some floral, and maybe a bit of earth. The flavor is instantaneously bitter and sharp with spice, leafy floral, herbal, and some tangerine. The palate is actually nice with a lively carbonation, an oily mouthfeel, and a medium body. The finish is long and highly bitter with the herbal notes and some tangerine. I have to appreciate the lasting bitterness left on the tongue but the intense sharpness throughout the beginning and middle of the beer is offputting. Interesting that the nose was so mild and the bittering of the Zeus hops just dominated the bitterness of the flavor. Typical Full Sail. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Draft @ The Sushi Bar, McCall, ID: Pours a golden color with a nice white head. The nose is bright and hoppy with orange and grapefruit, light citrus and moderate malty body. The flavor is clean and light, a very pleasing IPA with a unique hop profile. I drank many pints of this over the summer at the sushi bar. NachlamSie (3483) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2010
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coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Bomber from the CBX. Pours a cloudy bright orange with a white head. The aroma is not super strong like I prefer my IPA’s, but it is clean and hoppy. Notes of lemons, grass and cough drops. The flavor is bright, zesty and non-aggressive. There is juicy citrus all over. It’s a refreshing IPA and a little different than what I’d expect from a west coast brewer.
Wow. I get back from vacation, sit at my cube in the cube farm and it takes me about five minutes to notice a package cleverly hidden by the beer gnome. Not only does the package contain this bomber, but an empty from some homebrew I left out for the Beer Gnome a few months back. So, thusly, three cheers for the Beer Gnome! Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah! Nose of pink grapefruit and first taste too. Very light toffee head that settles and remains a thin film of fizziness. Mody is thin but not watery. It leads to the mellow mouthfeel and lends to the overall "lightness of being" Peary sweetness simultaneously balances this light crisp critter. A fantastic brew. Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Pours a vibrant oily orange with a nice looking small white soapy head. Aroma is grass, oily hops, malt and very clean. Flavor is bitter grassy fresh hops, malt, citrus, well balanced and lots of hop oils. Zeus and Williamette are not my favorite hops, but they work well in this beer and it’s a pretty nice IPA.
jgb9348 (6258) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Super crisp, clear orange coloured body with a very thin, fast-dying white head. Aroma of fresh hops, alcohol, malt, light apricots and TONS of metal and blood - not very nice smelling. Medium-bodied; Very assertive metal and strong alcohol flavours showing up front with some hops afterwards and a touch of dry bitterness at the end. Aftertaste shows a lot of metal, funky malt finishes and a bunch of bitter raisin/apricot flavours. Overall, not so great - the bitterness and off tastes override the hoppiness and the fruit that is picked up between the funky smells and the lingering aftertaste. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Norm’s in Vienna, Virginia on 01-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 02-September-2010. Crit (3996) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2010
Gold,small beige head.Musty hop nose.Acidic palate is also musty and unpleasant.Strange bitterness unlike hop character. Nasty Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 Standard pale orange appearance, nice head, fairly clear. Aroma was a change, as non-standard IPA hops were used - big aroma of bitter hops, but instead of the classic C notes, there were lots of floral and earth components. Flavor matched - just enough malt to hold things together in a beer that focused on an unusual hop profile. Interesting, although not my all time favorite. As it warmed, anise and orange marmalade notes came through as well. Bonus points for originality. Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2010
I’ve never really enjoyed Full Sail’s IPAs at all, but this one is especially not good. Very stale and musty tasting and smelling. Ol Wiley Wiggins the pooch snagged a little of this though and seemed to enjoy it. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle pours gold amber with a white head. Aroma is citrus with some light vegetation and sweat. Flavor shows the same. Hop profile kinda reminds me of a less complex Gubna from OB. Eh.