Shag (3001) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2004
This is one bad ass IIPA. A floral, lemony, piney aroma. The flavor is really bitter but smooth all the same. Some oranges, apricots, and caramel in the flavor. Very creamy and well balanced. Thanks Utah Chris for bringin this one by. frankR (149) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 24, 2004
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Golden orange appearance. Nose of spicy floral hops (smells like cannabis) and nectar of a malt. Fruity malt front with a strong floral hop finish, very intense hop experience. Absolutely terrific IPA and a great name as well. Alcohol never present, the hops are so intense, only a little alcohol warmth. Complements great pizza. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2005 ReRate after having a bottle that aged a few more months: Pours a cloudy deep amber with a thick off-white head. Aroma is a straight-on citrusy hop attack with nice sweet malt. Tastes like you’re chewing on grapefruit rinds and whole hop cones. Tart and citric with a ton of pine and an overall malty sweet taste. Aftertaste is very bitter and reminscent of orange and grapefruit juice with a nice vanilla undertone. Alcohol content very well hidden, goes down pretty smooth. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy. Great lacing and head retention. Overall, highly recommended! lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 Outstanding cloudy orange-amber beer with a creamy broken-white colored froth. The smell of it is very elegant and fruity. It has hints of soap; citrus, beewax, raspberry’s, fresh stonefruits, roses, nuts and honey. The taste is totaly deffrent from the nose, it has hints of nutoil, caramelized malts, apricot-brandy, pancakes and lemongrass. in the afthertaste you have a massive mouth attack that gives a pefect balance between fruitness, roundness and complex bitterness of fine hops. this is a great brew with loads of caracter. I like to thank EYEDRINKALE for this elegant powerbeer. This is just great stuff. Lubiere (13915) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Hooooo...Nice orange ale with little head. Pleasant pinhey aroma with honeysucklys. Sweet malt and hops, a bit of licorice in mouth, with resinous hops and citrus. Did I say: HOOOOOOOOOOO! Hooooooooooo!
Excellent stuff. Bottle sampled with TiggMtl, MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.
fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Golden color. Mellow hop aroma, fruity, but with some dry raisins and sweet nuts; light vanilla and light pine needles; complex and lovely. Malty and bitter, sweet caramel, brown sugar, some fruitness, extreme but with elegance!. Excellent! Thanks Per for this wonderful brew. heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2005
Recieved in a trade with JohnC. The body is a dark orange that is clear. The aromas, the smells are fantastic. Rich oranges and a little bit of caramel. As it warms, you get a kiss of pine. The taste is rich orange sherbert. There is also some pine and peanuts. I detect a little bit of bitter toffee. It is very smooth for the amazingly rich and complex flavor. A masterpiece of a double IPA. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2005
12 oz bottle from Holiday. Hazy amber orange color with very little head. Aromas were sweet citrus. Flavors were outsanding. Hoppy citrus, sugar cane, vanilla, pine, and other floral accents. Smooth and chewy finish. Absolutely wonderful. pineypower (3327) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2005
Thanks to Dark Elf for this one...Pours out a beautiful coudy golden orange color with a very nice thick foamy white head. The aroma is very inticing and is of floral and citrus hops. The taste is very well blanced with a nice grapefruit and floral hop flavor. There is a somewhat strong, very bitter taste to the finish, but it adds to the overall beer. Wonderful double IPA, wish I could get it where I was Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005
12 oz bottle thanks to DarkElf! Poured a wonderful shade of orangish/amber with a tall, rocky off-white head. Powerful aroma of grapefruit, orange zest, sweet earth, caramel, and fresh pine needles. That nose was just brilliant... with air freshener-like power. Orange, grapefruit, and pine slide across the palate first, followed by some perfecly-balanced caramel malts. The Cascade hoppage fights its way back, and the brew escalates to a huge finish of citrus, Pinesol, alcohol, and dry bitterness. Long finish that I hope (and think that it possibly might) sticks around ’til Thursday. Brilliant!