henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2006
The bottle poured a slightly hazy amber beverage with an average off-white head that was mostly diminishing and left good lacing on the glass. The aroma was hop-huge. The aroma was like being in a pine forest with cotton candy and flowers mixed in for good measure. The body was quite full with average carbonation and a crisp, dry texture. The flavor starts off pleasantly sweet. In the middle it begins to turn toward the bitter side but never gets obnoxious. The finish is long, crisp and dry. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Fruity hops aroma with orange peel and grapefruit rind. Sweet brown sugar, pine resin. Very aromatic and addictive to sniff. Amber orange liquid with a bit of haze. This off-white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Bit of carbonic burn. Starts with medium hop acidity, nice sweet malt. Bit of caramel and biscuit. It just sweet enough to trounce the extremely fresh floral hops and subsequent bitterness. Ozone and resin belches result. Finish is hugely bitter, with nice hops oil. Tongue is left dry and bitterly coated. thornecb (5906) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Pours a deep copper into a shaker. Big, fluffy head that leaves thick lacing. Damp pine and grapefruit notes. Creamy with up front roasted nuts which quickly turns to a lingering grapefruit hop finish. ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 Appearance: Pours a nicely carbonated dark amber with a moderate offwhite head and moderate lacing.
Aroma: Crisp slightly citrusy hoppy aroma, reminds me of Stone IPA in a good way.
Flavor profile: Big initial crisp dry hop punch with a little citrus, carmel and a hint of hearty malts to give it a nice character, finishes hoppy, bitter and clean. No alcohol burn but its 6.8% so it warms you up a bit.
Flavor profile: Smooth, light but weighty, quenching and refreshing.
Overall: This is like the brother from another mother to the Stone IPA. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Pours a very nice orange amber, on the darker side, with a medium foamy off white head that laced and sustained. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel, toffee...it’s all here and just mixes so nicely. Remind me of a IIPA actually. Flavor of the same. I really like the balance here...how it goes from a malty sweetness to a nice bitter to finish out the taste. Was also nice and smooth, bordering on creamy. What an outstanding IPA.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus and pine. Strong hop flavors with malts and a nice dry, crisp finish. ghunte02 (29) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2006
great beer. glowing ruby red color. grapefruit, lemon, some pine. crisp dry refreshing feel. dry hoppy finish. well balanced w/some malt notes. bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 27, 2006
"WOW what an ipa and that is something for me to say. Poured nice orange color with an okay head which laced very well. The aroma was some hops pine and citrus. Perfect balance in flavor and aroma. some malts mixed with the hops. Good GOOD beer." CMUBEERMAN (440) - - FEB 26, 2006
This is also very similar to stone IPA. Aroma is tons of citrus...but a bit of spicey sweetness too. The taste is great...crisp fresh grassy hops...grapefruit...and a bit of honey sweetness...but I guess that is probably the malt. Very well balanced. Only thing setting it apart from the higher rated IPAs for me is that it doesn’t have as clean of a palate/mouthfeel. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2006
I finally got to have this. (This is the beer that we can never remember if we’ve had it or not when we go to the store). And now, finally had it at KPs. Was very good. Orangey-yellow color with lacey white head. Aroma has some pepper, lots o’hops, some orange and grapefruit, some pine flavor, and a little hint o carmel for the end. Very nice.