sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Draught at Pacific Standard. Poured into tulip a cloudy but bright orange with no head. Rich candy-like caramel aroma, sweet with tangerine and mango. Flavor of quite sweet malts with orange, tangerine and tropical fruit--like a jolly rancher infused with piney hops. This citrusy/tropical fruit lollipop sweetness really takes the foreground, but this one definitely finishes hoppy, with a citrus and pine character that’s initially more tingly and zesty than bitter or astringent. Takes on more resin after several sips. I’ve been waiting a couple years to try this. Nice 2IPA from the local boys, if a bit on the sweet side. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Growler. Poured a hazy orange-amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was big on the citrus and grapefruit. Grapefruit flavor with a mild-moderate bitterness. Medium bodied. Long finish. LilBeerDoctor (3993) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Growler. Pours a dark brown with a thick foamy tan head. Aroma of piney and citrusy hops, sweet citrusy malt. Flavor of lots of citrusy malt and bitter hops, light tropical fruits and melon rind. A little sweeter than I’d prefer but it’s pretty well balanced. Very drinkable (the 10.6% is completely hidden). Another winner from Sixpoint. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Growler. Aroma of citrus (orange-juicey), pine. Flavor quite bitter with an ample malt backbone, but again, quite bitter. Good bitter though. Pine sticks around, citrus tones don’t for the most part. Malt actually does come out more later, but never outdoes the bitter edge. Rich. Nice one. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2008
On tap at the Sixpoint tasting at Dave’s Bellport Beer and Soda. Pours a hazy darker gold that is again a shade darker than the Hop Obama I had just before. Off-white head. Pleasant aroma of malt and pine. The flavor begins with a very strong malt backbone followed by some moderate pine. The pine flavor has more of a resinous quality and less of the bitterness, which contributes to the nice rich mouthfeel. The bitterness that is present lingers beyond the swallow for several seconds. The alcohol is very well hidden. This was my favorite beer of the evening.
BREWMUSKCLES (2698) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2007
wonderful aroma. perfume hops and overdone so as the flavor could not possibly live up to it. it doesn’t but it is very good. sweetish and orangey in looks and taste. different with great bitterness that i find different.nniiccee! kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 02/10/2007weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer
hazy orange, frothy white head, sweet tangerine aroma and flavor, nice light bitterness that complements rather than distract from the main event, sweet and flavorful and dangerous,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Thanks to sixpoint for the trade...
Appears a hazy amber with a small white head that fades into a mild cap and collar. Spottly lacing is left around the glass. Lots of sediment found it’s way to the bottom of the glass.
Smell is of caramel, pine, orange, and brown sugar.
Taste is of sugary, piney, brown sugar, caramel, maple, and molasses. Very rich.
Mouthfeel is mediumb bodied, leaning towards caramel sweetness, though balanced with some citrusy hops. Some abv is noticeable but certainly not 10.6%. hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Sample courtesy of weeare138. Poured a medium orange color with a small sized off white head. The pours got cloudier as we got toward the bottom. Lots of small floaters. Aromas of citrus, caramel, pine, and earthy. Tastes of citrus, caramel, and pine. Some alcohol in the finish but not 10.6%! egajdzis (6613) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Poured a murky, orange color with a thin, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of lemon, pine, floral hops, citrus fruits, and caramel malts. Taste of pine, caramel malts, tobacco, citrus fruits, grapefruit, and some alcohol in the finish. Chalky mouthfeel.