hawthorne00 (3952) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2012 Bottle. Pours bright copper with a dense inch of light beige head. Pine, citrus and caramel aroma is plainish but balanced. Deep malt sweetness is underneath solid bitterness. There’s some gentle fruit there that’s not overwhelmed by the hops. Finishes with lingering bitterness. Nice and highly drinkable. [3.7]Pershing (562) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2010
Just a score change, really. How much is due to drinking more US beers and appreciating this more and how much due to it being available fresher I don’t know.
Clear Amber with a small white head. Well hoped aroma. bitter hop and malty taste that lingers around. This was actually filling and finished dry just as described. jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - APR 10, 2010
Pours orange/amber with off white head. Aroma of spruce hops. Taste is balanced with caramel malt and citrus hops. Decent session IPA. tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Flavor is pine/citrus hops with a strong malt base and clean finish. Solid everyday drinking IPA. danielst (405) - AUSTRIA - APR 5, 2010
12 oz. bottle: The aroma hop varieties used in this IPA (Citra & Crystal) were new to me and I was pleasantly surprised: it has a unique berry-type fruitiness, reminds me a little bit of raspberries, with delicate herbal and citrussy notes. The beer pours a beautiful amber red with nice lacing. The flavour is resinous and hoppy, the dryness makes you want to take another sip. Very subdued on the malts, just a clean and dry hoppiness; medium-bodied. Solid IPA!
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2010
Caramel malt underlays the spruce and citrus hop aromas. Torpedo pours a hazy amber with a rocky head and hop lacing. Light sweetness, slight ale yeast notes, and very bitter. Full body, resinous texture, soft carbonation, and a long astringent finish with the spruce up front and the citrus in the throat. Magnum is a hop to reckon with, probably a hybrid of several Pacific Northwest varities, and Sierra Nevada has provided a full caramel malt backdrop NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2010
Hazy golden colored brew. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, sweetness. Flavor is the same as the aroma, hops all over the place. Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - APR 2, 2010
12 oz Bottle. Pours a clear copper-gold color with a creamy white head and nice lace. Very floral almost resinous hop aroma with light hints of malt. A nicely balanced beer with medium sweet malts blending in very smoothly with the heavy bitterness making for a tasty infusion. Palate is clean with the carbonation at a level where its not noticeable but just works. mike67 (1197) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2010
UPDATED: APR 22, 2010 12 oz bottle. Amber brew with a foamy, long lasting head. Aroma is spicy hops, and caramel. Citrus hops dominate the palate, while caramel malt provides some balance. Medium, surprisingly smooth body. Bitter finish lasts forever. The beer must be a heaven for hopheads. mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - APR 1, 2010
Bottle. Hazy golden color with tints of amber. After an aggressive pour I got a one finger white head. Aroma is citrus, hops, and grass. Taste is of bitter hops which stays on the palate long after swallowed. No balance in sweetness but that’s not expected for a beer like this. Very enjoyable and a great example of it’s style.