muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange/copper, with a lot of yeast particles floating around. Aroma is obviously full of hops, a lot of apricot and thick syrupy notes come up as well. Flavor is much the same, grapefruit hops really standout, with an herbal tea-like finish. Sweet caramel malts back it up, although they really take a backseat. Mouthfeel is nice and rich.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly murky golden hue. Moderate white billowy head with restrained aromas of hops and lemon. Smooth oily and resiny on the tongue. Upront hops and some citrus malt sweetness. Very good lasting finish. Fine DIPA
Skyview (5868) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up single 12-oz bottle at John’s Market Place in Portland, Oregon. Pours a hazy caramel amber brew with a thick off-white head that has good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, some roasted caramel malt, and more piney hops. Taste is medium to full bodied, chewy and light carbonated with a heavy grapefruit and citrus flavor. Finish is slightly tart with a herbal bitter aftertaste. A decent West Coast-style IPA.
JK (6058) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold color. The aroma has abundant hops. Flavor is almost all hops as well, with some citrus and herbal, hop bitterness. Very drinkable.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Skyview for sharing. Hazy orange body wit no head. Hazy body as well. Citrus grapefruits on the nose with a sweet grapefruit flavor. A little malt running around in there.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to skyview for sharing. Pours a slightly hazy orangish amber, with a beautiful whitish head. Super citrus on the noes with grapefruit dominatiing. Very nice creamy citrus palate with a nice butter rum mid-palate. Very cool.
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 12 fl. oz. An unclear, orange beer with thick, frothy, off white head. Aromas of grapefruit and butterscotch. Creamy texture and full-bodied with little carbonation. Flavor is nicely balanced with heavy malt sweetness and a lingering bitter ending. Much more malty than most IPAs I’ve tried. Similar to Indica from the Lost Coast brewery, only stronger. Overall, a good beer.
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour, foamy off-white head. Citrus and a little spice in the aroma. Sweet malt taste with a slightly bitter finish. Not a big enough hop presence in this one for my liking. Much better DIPAs available.
Crit (3949) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber,nice beige head.Combination citrus/sweet malt nose.Nice full malty start,citrus mid, long bitter end. Good lace
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appears a hazy, orange toned amber with a 2 finger, fluffy, off-white head that fades into a small cap. Tons of dry hopped fallout floats around the brew like nuclear sludge. Plenty of scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of biscuit, caramel, pine, grass, and mild fruit notes.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a slightly herbal scent mixed with brown sugar also coming through in the flavors.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, boozy, fizzy, with hints of creaminess, chewy, sweet, and lightly bitter.