Dorwart (2613) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Good sized rocky head of off-white bubbles. Settles slowly. Distinct orange and floral aroma with some roasted grains. Color is a dark flame orange. Light but harsh bitterness in the flavor. More oranges, flowers, roasted grains and a tad of dry spices. A little on the dry and chalky side for the palate. Finishes roasty and dry with a sweet bitterness. Decent. Ousen (32) - , DENMARK - MAY 14, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Pours clear golden orange with a nice big fluffy head. Nose is,citrus and typical Amarillo. Flavor is pine, fruit and finishes with a pleasant bitterness. I really liked this one. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to Butters. Hazy orange-red, off white cover. Nice fruity citrus aroma. Taste is sweet fruits, tropical mangoes, citrus, some caramel. travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is pine, caramel, fruits, and malts. The look is clear, golden in color, and has a small white head. The taste is fruits, hops, bitterness, and citrus. Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bitter, oily, hoppy, very fizzy mouthfeel. Overall, this is too oily tasting. Sampled at the "Guess who’s back..." tasting.
Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Sampled at the Guess Who’s Back tasting. Pours a hazy orange with white thin head. Wish we had tasted earlier in the evening. kinda piney, but like a red ale. Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Pours a lacing beige head with an amber-copper body. Aromas of pine cone and a bit of citrus. Flavor is a pine cone and some caramelized malts. Finish is dry with some bitterness. hawthorne00 (4193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2010
Bottle. Amber, fine lasting, lacing light beige head. The hop aroma is suffused with firm caramel and hay. Hops are earthy and citric (bitter oranges or kumquats more than grapefruit) with some pine and grass. Mouthfeel more oily than creamy. Quite a lot of upfront citric bitterness, but not so much that it overwhelms the mildly sweet malt. Lingering zesty bitterness. To my taste, there’s pretty much exactly as much bitterness here as the malt base can take. italianjohn (3310) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Orange amber pour with white head .... citrusy orange and a light piney hop aroma ..... taste is very citrusy orange mango and rinds little resiny light pine lots of lacing light floral taste .... is missing the bitter punch of other hops ... light hop in the finish ..... a good brew though if your into citrusy ipa’s jgb9348 (6581) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Nice ever so slightly hazy copper coloured body with orange tints, a nice dense (two centimetre tall) dark tan head. Aroma of you guessed it - fresh hops, malt, sugars and perhaps a bit of cleanser. Medium-bodied; Assertive, drying and bitter hops in the taste that show very potent and well up front then fade very quickly. Aftertaste shows a good malt backbone, some fruity kicks, but a lot of dry and grassy hop flavours - must be the distinctive characteristics of amarillo. Overall, a very well done IPA and shows these hops nicely - not my favourite hop varietal, but a well executed beer and showing well on almost all fronts. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 14-March-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 06-May-2010. The cap of the bottle reads 04-November-2011 - not sure what this means however.