hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2006
22oz bottle shared courtesy of Walt. Poured a medium and hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, oranges, and some malts. Tastes of oranges some caramel, and some pine with a grapefruit finish. footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Thanks to Walt for this one. A very nice hazy cloudy looking brew with a solid nose of citrus hoppiness arising outta’ the glass. Some sweetness from a malts but no second guessing what this is. Nice and bitter aftertaste weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Thanks to walt for this...
Appears a hazy orange/amber with a small white head that fades into a mild cap. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of sugary citrus, and pine on top of a light maltiness.
Taste is of the same aromas...perhaps a bit weaker.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied but slightly thin with a sugary, quick finish. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Thanks to Walt. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a small off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of orange, pine, caramel and some sweet malts and vanilla. Flavors of the same with a light bitterness. egajdzis (6672) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Poured a hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine resin, citrus, tropical fruits, and sticky caramel malts. Taste of caramel, toasty dough, light toffee, citrus fruits, grassy hops, and a grapefruit bitterness.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2006
thanks to walt for bringing the bottle. pine and spice in the nose of a light yellow colored pour. the head was light and cleanly white. flavor starts of very grassy and hoppy, but smooths out and there isnt a puckering bitterness in the tail. a very nice and drinkable ipa with a very solid flavor beyond just hops. scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2006
22 oz bomber purchased at NXNW - Hazed orange, creamy white head. Soft aromas of citrus, spruce, juniper, melon, florals, and light toasty sweet caramel malt. Similar in flavor with lots of floral, piney notes throughout, touches of green melon, with a soft sweet underlying caramel tone. Full bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. Impressive for sure, and probably one of the best beers I had from NXNW. Real nice... bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2006
(22oz. bottle, courtesy of Walt) Pours a clear copper body with an average off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, caramel, and bread. Nice balance of hops and malt with a bitter finish. TChrome (1480) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Bottle: Beer pours lightly hazy, pretty orange color with a somewhat retained off white head. Aroma really gets me going. Big pine hop note with lots of citrus as well, primarily grapefruit. Really juicy aroma. Flavor is initially really juicy, quite orangish in fact. Secondary flavor is more hops and the finish is drying. This works quite well for me. I love IPAs and this is very good. Big thanks to Walt for bringing this up from Austin!! FlacoAlto (4213) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Pours a fully hazy, orangish gold color. It has an incredibly amount of carbonation (enough that it lost a few ounces of beer in transit to me) and pours with a frothy, three-finger thick pale tan head. Hundreds of streaming rivulets of carbonation bubbles stream up through my beer. The aroma has notes of sharp herbal notes, and lots of citrus notes (composed of orange peel, and grapefruit).
The beer absolutely explodes on my tongue, the carbonation quickly turns it into a frothy bubbled mass of beer. Ok I got rid of a bunch of the carbonation. The beer is very dry, but still has quite a bit of citrus like notes (predominantly grapefruit and orange again). The beer seems to be in the first stages of being infected, perhaps by a Brett strain. The beer finishes with a solid bitterness, that actually starts and is quite noticeable starting in the middle of this beer. This is a pretty tasty beer, I have been thinking about Brettanomyces lately, so even the totally inappropriate funky notes are not too objectionable.