Suttree (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Cloudy orange, big foamy whiate head. Big sticky piney resiny hop nose. Huge hop flavors up front, nice mix of citrusy grapefruit and resiny spruce. Very earthy, sticky, and long aftertaste. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Huge fresh citrus and pine with herbal notes as well. Gold color with lasting white head and great lacing. This is a San Diego IPA through and through. Straight bitter. Pine and grapefruit are the strongest hops noticable with some herbal earth and lemon. Not alot of malt backbone. Not too heavy. Long lasting dry bitterness. Awesome with spicy food. This might be my favorite San Diego IPA! demitriustown (1192) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Bomber (Trade with ib4ib, Thanks!) Aroma has a really pungent hop aroma. Lemon, grapefruit, orange, and pineapple scent intermingle in the aroma to really make it have a almost fruit drink like aroma. Pours a hazy orange with a long lasting fluffy white head. Flavor is nicely bitter with the hoppy grapefruit taste coming to the forefront then rounding out to a more acidic lemon taste in the aftertaste. Nicely bitter and surprisingly pungent. Overall, This is a really drinkable and enjoyable IPA in my honest opinion. Not as pungent as the Impy cousin but this stuff just tastes good. Cheers! aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Floral tropical fruit nose with a touch of sweet malt poking thru. Grassy and herbal palate, very oily and resinous. The hops pull every last drop of moisture out of you. Mildly sweet and herbal finish. brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Pours orangy-gold and clear, with a modest half-finger head of white.
Some spotting of lacework remained for the duration, as well as a whispy coating on the surface.
Aromatics are pungently floral, with plenty of tropical fruit and resinous dew. Definately showing off the distinct grassy, sweet, oily hop profile found in fresh hop ales.
Mouthfeel is medium and very crisp. Drying and mildly stinging from the bitterness, albeit very smooth.
The pallet is juicy and sticky, with plenty of drying crispness and sappy resin.
Very light malt and well attenutated, with alcohol that starts to warm, but in check enough keep the brew from being a full fledged IIPA.
Plenty of tangerine, grapefruit zest, and lupulin powder.
Damn tasty and extremely quaffable, and the restrained bitterness and alcohol keep you coming back for more.
At $9.00 per 22oz bottle though, (which is like a $27.00 six pack) it will not be a repeat purchase.
Stine (1782) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Poured from a 22 oz. Thick blonde pour. Fresh, spicy aromas of coriander and mint, wet and lively, in front. Caramel, pineapple, creme brulee and touches of burnt popcorn underneath. Flavors of peach skins, white pepper, dandelion, and bold bitterness that has a pure citrus rind character. Resinous it is not, though certainly dripping with wet tropical hoppiness. Palate is creamy, medium bodied, with spritzy carbonation. Orange juice, rind, and explosive bitterness, sparking and expanding with bold strength. Kissed with the extreme sweet tang of nectarine. Lovely. Thanks for sharing, Ryan! kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 17, 2007
22oz bottle, courtesy of artusory. Thanks, Ryan! Pours a murky, yellowish-brown color; off-white head with patchy lacing. Pleasant, resiny wet hops in the aroma (passion fruit, minerals); resiny and sticky without being overly bitter. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: viscous, sticky hoppiness that follows the nose; plenty of floral and citrus wet hop character; tempered sugar and doughy malts underneath. Lengthy, bitter citrus and mineral finish; plenty of dough. drfabulous (7956) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Very crisp IPA. Solid hops. Bitter taste lingers just right. Bit of that fruit taste I like in an IPA. Another excellent Port beer. lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Glowing Cloudy orange pour with a nice head. Sweet, fruity, juicy and fresh hop aroma with good strength. Taste is spicy, apricot like hops fruity hops, honey sweetness, and very nicely hopped and bittered. Very "green" spicy and tingly component to it that I love. Good mouthfeel to round this off into a fantastic wet hopped beer. thornecb (5920) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2007 Pours bright gold into a Shaker. Fluffy off-white head leaves sheet lacing as it slowly recedes. Sharp tropical fruit (guava, passionfruit, and tangerine) and pine aromas. Bitter caramel upfront with a lasting grapefruit finish. Took on an unfavorable armpit flavor as it warmed.