Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2007 22oz. bottle. Aroma presents a full spectrum of fresh, leafy hop character, strongly fruity and delicately floral, with notes of pine resin, spice, dried herbs, tangerine, grapefruit, bubblegum and faint leather, along with some honeysuckle sweetness in the background, Medium golden color with an amber cast, very lightly hazy and with a mountainous, billowy and lasting head. Flavor profile features a similar panoply of resinous, juicy hop flavors, with plenty of pine, lightly peppery spice and citrus and a largely undetectable malt character, this manifesting very late with suggestions of pale grains. This is one of those IPAs with a dizzying rush and array of hop flavors, yet without the crushing bitterness that generally accompanies such a direction, rather, contributing a soft and balanced amount, and seeing a touch of dryness towards the clean finish. Mouthfeel is effervescent and creamy with a medium-full body. Certainly an agreeable interpretation. Cheers, Brian! kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2007
This was probably the hoppiest beer I’ve ever tried. Smells like a juniper tree. Very bitter, tastes kinda like a pine tree, yet it has a sort of sweet flavor too. The after taste lingers on forever, which was kind of annoying. Not a fan of hoppy beers, but if you like them, you’d love this. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2007
Cloudy orange colour with a dense beige head. Malty, light caramel sweet aroma with hoppy pineapple fruity notes. Hoppy, pine bitter flavor with fruity notes on a malty sweet background. Light dry bitter and sweet finish. RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2007
This bomber poured a nice hazy orange color with an above average frothy white head. There was great lacing and a decent amount of sediment floating around. The smell was piney, soapy and hoppy. The taste was very hoppy with some piney undertones and some hints of grass and spice. Well done IPA with a perfect hoppy palate. User37895 (3085) - - MAY 27, 2007
Bottle from Tops Liquors, Phoenix. The pour was standard, golden with some amber, only an ok initial head, lacing decent. The aroma, though, took off, lots of citrus, grapefruits, some melons and pine. The flavor was full grapefruit, citrus, melons, pine, wonderful crystal malts underneath? This was another Port production that made me think of Stone IPA, so wonderful, my kind of IPA, yet at least this bottle wasn’t as good looking. Nice Stuff, great clean and refreshing mouthfeel for the summer months that are upon us.
IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Poured a hazy effervescent golden with a large fizzy white head. Rich and sharp aroma of bitter rind of grapefruit, fresh cut lawn, some herbal spiciness, and perhaps a bit of pine cleaner. Flavor is intense with lots of grapefruity hop flavor and some bitter earthiness, with a touch of sweet toffee body. Sticky bitter oily hops cause phlegm to congeal in the mouth. After the relative disappointment that was High Tide, the complexity of this west coast hoppy treat comes as a more than welcome surprise. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2011 12/27/11: 22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, crystal malt, grapefruit, citrus, grass, pine, and tropical fruit. Poured amber/orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Many medium and large-sized particles throughout. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and heavily bitter. Tastes of hops, pine, grass, resin, grapefruit, and crystal malt. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Heavily bitter, malt, hop, pine, resin, grass finish is dry. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout. 8/4/8/4/16 = 4.1
5/27/07: 22oz. Bottle: Nose is a little sweet and a bit bitter. An amalgamation of hops with floral, citrus, pine, and resin scents, as well as a little caramel malt. Poured amber in color with a huge, foamy, rocky, off-white head that lasted throughout. Very good lacing. Hazy. Lots of particles big and small. Sparkling. Flavor is very bitter. Tastes of hops, plain and simple. Pine, resin, marijuana flavors abound. While bitter, the flavor lacks some bite. Medium body. Sticky texture. Lively carbonation. Long, bitter, finish. Not balanced at all, which is great! Overall, a very nice IPA. 8/4/9/4/18=4.3 whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2007
Lightly hazy toasted gold body with a clean, silky white head. Pleasant aroma of crusty, piney hops along with some citrus tones. Clearly hop-focused, as it should be. Well-integrated peachy flavors. Fairly dry with assertive, cutting bitterness. Paired nicely with some spicy Ceviche.
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - MAY 24, 2007
This beer was awesome. Very hoppy aroma, but not overpowering in any aroma, mostly fruity, pine, and hints of graperfruit. Pours golden, nice little head. Flavor hits kind of malty, but has a perfect hop bitterness too it, not overwhelming or harsh. Next time I’m in Cali I’ll be sure to look for another bottle. dwyerpg (6497) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 24, 2007
For all the wonderfulness of this beer, the aroma could improve quite a bit. The flavor is great, a nice bite throughout. Just a bit too much alcohol in the finish. Nice.