TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle shared with a buddy of mine from Halftime in Poughkeespsie, NY. Thanks Justin! Pours amber brown with a small head that dissipates quickly. Nose is phenomenal! Whole hop flowers, caramel malt, candied fruits, sweet, sweet, and sweet! Flavor is bready malts, cirtus candy hops, caramel, with a malty and buttery background. One year did this brew good. Complex yet perfectly balanced. Creamy mouthfeel and just the right amount of carbonation. Its quite obvious there was once a hop bite but that has mellowed out. Thuroughly satisfied. StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Aroma of sweet fruit and light citrus notes. Appears an orange-light brown with a head that maintains nice lacing well into the beer. Immediate citrus taste, sweet medium-thickness in the body and only a small bit of bitter-hop taste at the end. Very nice brew. luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle- This brew was great! Taste just like it came out fresh from the brewery. Smell is very piny, citrousy, spiced, and herbal. Taste is thick with a oaky spiced hoped flavor to it. Very well maintained with a relaxing earthy taste to it that goes down smoothly the lacing is as soapy as it gets. Leaves a taste in your mouth with a mix of bay leaves and chammomile tea with a dry finish that is not to hoppy but very malty and fresh. Praetorian (86) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Amber in color with a small, off white head with minimal lacing. The aroma is of citrus and fruits. The flavor is very hoppy and fruity with a note of caramel. Bitter throughout. The texture is syrupy. I’d say its a very good IPA, very enjoyable: I like this beer =) black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2006
Pours a fluorescent orange... no an absolutely neon beautiful hue when held up to the light. A nice frothy head sits atop the beer that slowly fades away into a thick resiny lace. The aroma, man the aroma.... huge grapefruity, catty, citrus mango smell that just knocks your socks off and begs to be smelled again. The aroma is all hops with very little malt coming through, which is how it should be. First sip was what really blew me away. Hops are huge but somehow kept in balance with the sweet malt. Flavors of mango, tangerine, and grapefruit, maybe a little bubblegum...... SO much fruitiness from the hops. The malty side is quite nice as well. Lot’s of sweet nutty caramel with a touch of dough. Very nice. Finish is bitter, but not too bitter, just right, with absolutely no trace of alcohol. I can’t believe this beer is 10%! The buzz after a pint told me it was though. Stone really came through on this one.
frizzzzle (76) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 28, 2006
This beer pours a light, coppery color with a small head. The scent is very flowery and refreshing, with lots of orange and a bit of spice -- this one smells delightful. In typical IPA fashion, this beer is thick and juicy, with a highly citrus flavor. Lots of hops in this beer, with a dry finish. beer4bears (75) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
Dark amber with a well held tan head. Resin on the nose and good balance in the aroma. Malt could improve the balance. Some toasty bitterness on the finish. Overall really good. mrchug645 (71) - alb, New Mexico, USA - SEP 10, 2006
it was about 8:00 on a Wednesday night when i tryed this a very good IPA I was at first skeptical in the beggining of the drink but i soon was over pleased by the notes of grapefruit raisins apple lemon and malts combined with the choice hops I would recommend trying this one before you can no longer purchase it. nijuro (63) - USA - OCT 22, 2006
one of the hoppiest IPAs I’ve tasted. Tons of grapefruit on the palate with a touch of honey and a lingering sweetness through a very hoppy, bitter finish. Outstanding ale.