branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy, amber color with a moderate, frothy white head. Lacing is moderate. Aromas of citrus, spruce, ginger, and light bread. Palate is lively to start but then finishes somewhat flat. Bitter throughout the drink though, which is nice. Taste is strong initially but then it fades quickly, which seems to be a pattern for Rogue beers. Overall a very good beer but please remember this is coming from a hop head. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a burnished deep orange with a slight haze, topped with a robust and creamy white head. Big aromas of citrus peel and pine, and so goes the flavour as well, with juicy and mouth-puckering grapefruit notes coming through, right from the aggressive opening to the long and (literally) bitter end. There’s enough fruity sweetness in there to offer at least a hint of balance, but really, this is all about the hops, which is fine by me. jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2009
On tap at Local tapouse, St Kilda. huge hop aroma, grapefruit and cirtrusy. the flavour was not my cup of tea thou. still a very well made beer Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Hazy orange, big frothy beige head. Aroma- grapefruit, lemon, pine, sweet citrus. Taste- rich grapefruit, earthy spice, sweet roast malt. Very well balanced and full of fresh hop deliciousness. Full texture with creamy carbonation. jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours light copper in colour, with decent white head, which leaves nice, fine lacing. Aroma is mildly sweet, malty. Taste is slightly caramel, with good hop finish. A nicely balanced IPA.
glennmastrange (2897) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle. Light malt aromas of light bread, straw and roasted, moderate to heavy hops of grapefruit and lemon peel, light leather and soap for the yeast, and faint hints of peach and pepper. Head is small, creamy/frothy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky orange. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is on the lighter side medium, slightly oily with a lively carbonation and a lightly astringent finish. This is a crisp, bitter and bitey IPA, great for chasing down any kind of beef dish. Why is this beer so hard to find? nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2009
Draught at The Local Taphouse, Sydney. Hazy golden with a massive frothy off-white head. Great lacing around the glass. Fantastic aroma and flavours of tropical fruits, pine needles, citrus and biscuity malt. Great balance and a smooth bitter mouthfeel. Finishes fruity and more pine. A dangerously drinkable IPA...excellent! AcctError97534 (817) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange / amber with a decent head that sticks around. Massive candied orange peel, grapefruit on the nose. A little peach. Beautiful. As for taste LOTS of grapefruit. LOTS. Tropical fruits too. Confirms my love of West Coast styled American IPA’s. rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle pours a golden yellow with a long lasting white head. Aroma is heavy on citrus and floral hops. Tastes like citrus and grapefruit with a moderate bitter finish. Enjoyable IPA and interesting to try a single hopped amarillo IPA. illkarate (115) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Pours a hazy orange with nice off-white head. Flavors of grapefruit, resin, pine and a bit of an alcohol burn. Good, clean finish. Nice IPA, not world class... but nice.