ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2007
MBGF07. Hazy pale body with a tiny white head. The aroma is big and hoppy with citrus-grapefruit and tangerine, lightly catty, pine and light sweetness. Flavor is fairly dry with just a touch of cotton candy, grapefruit, peach and orange peels. Medium body is soft with moderate carbonation and a dry, bitter end. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/21/2007Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Source: Tasting, Pre-RBSG
hazy orange, frothy beige head, streaks of lace,
big sweet tangerine aroma,
lots of fruity tangerine flavor, bitterness starts of low and grows into a long finish,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
On tap: Big fresh piney aroma aroma with moderate grapefruit. It’s a cloudy golden-orange with a small off-white head. The flavor starts wtih a a quicky mango fruity sweetness which quickly fades to a big grapefruit hoppiness with some light pine. Long lasting grapefruit aftertaste. Tmoney99 (15137) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Draft sample at MBGF07. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy sour citrus hop aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Heavy smooth balanced grapefruit flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.This is a standout beer. JPDIPSO (6300) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 17, 2007
Dark golden color with a moderate off-white head. Earthy floor malt, whole grain bread, and full fresh rolled hops scents. Mild mellow malt under a sea of pine and citrus. Not over the top, but rather balanced as far as IIPAs go.
Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Growler at pre-RBSG tasting
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Thanks to BBB63 for bringing this to the tasting. It got opened fairly early in the evening which was good because I was able to enjoy it more fully as a result. This is a solidly made imperial IPA that deserves more attention. While it is not quite as much of a hop bomb as most West Coast releases it holds its own quite admirably.
Aroma / Appearance - Grapefruit, pine and citrus merge seamlessly to greet the nostrils without being overwhelming. Behind them are canned peaches, cherry soda (Cherrywine I think it is called) and a very strong overall hop profile. The body is a nice cloudy orange with a half finger head decorating the top.
Flavor / Palate - The chewy mouthfeel contains a rich array of flavors. Opening with pineapple, it then morphs into grapefruit, pears and lemons. Without being intense it makes its presence known before the dry finish begins to fill the mouth with bitterness. There is even a trace of sourness which I did not expect at all.
Growler shared by BBB63: Poured a hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma, floral and citrus notes, some pale malts. Flavor, citrus, grapefruit, floral notes, a nice crisp flavor, with a good bitterness on the finish. Really nice. Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2007
Growler thanks to BBB63! Poured a slightly hazy medium golden with a loose ring of white head. Aroma was of hefty grapefruit and juicy pears with a sweet fruity backing.. loved it! Flavor found roughly the same stuff.. sweet grapefruit and pears.. juicy overall.. high-ish pine and pear bitterness. Great balance to it.. long, juicy bitter finish. Thanks Mike! 1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Thanks BBB63 for sharing this growler. The beer pours to a hazy caramel colored body with a thin white head. The aroma has some spicy onion-like hops. Smells like summit. Very lively summit-esque hops. The flavor is hoppy with some spicy onions and citrus/pine. Nice and spicy hop palate. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy golden color, almost no head. Aroma is huge pine and citrus hops, almost brash and overpowering. Cool flavor. Great beer, would LOVE to try this fresh.