sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Can. Opens with hardly a sound, no pfftt ? No carbonation ? Pours an amber with an off-white head that I forced to produce, didn’t stick around long. Aroma is citrus and pine. Flavor lacks the intensity of the aroma, subdued cirtus and pine, malt shows through more. No carbonation and just slightly bitter on the finish. TheRealBastard (145) - The-No, California, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Fuck yea. This beer rocks, the best tall can I’ve ever had. Pours reddish orange color with a ton of egg shelled colored head. There was a serious blast of pine and citrus when I cracked the can. Taste was hoppy and fresh with a nice aftertaste. Was not dry like some IPA’s but very smooth and wet. Extremely refreshing brew, I wish I could pick this one up everyweekend. One of the best session beers out there. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Thanks to lb4lb for the bottle!timbeer (69) - Rosemount, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Dark amber with a fluffy white head. Nose has some caramel, major pine, and orange. Flavor is similar, a little more malt and bread yet also more citrus to keep the balance. Moderate palate but where is the carbonation??... just kind of falls flat. Good beer, nice balance, but it’s not a top tier IPA.
On tap, in a can, and tea-bagged. Pours a clear amber with a nose that is just plain hops. Simcoe and Amarillo hops mix to bring a blend of citris and pine. Caramel flavors but not too sweet and just plain hoppy. A smooth bitterness on the tongue that lasts for a while. One of my favorite beers. Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2009 16 oz can brought back from Minnesota by my dear friend Kathy. Pours a dark amber with a one finger white head. Interesting melange of hop aromas, some flowers, some grapefruit and a nice pine bite at the end. Hefty orange flavor with some lemon, grapefruit and pineapple behind it and a pine snap in the finish. The flavors linger for ages after the can is gone, which is good since I ran out of the stuff!
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Appearance: Pours a dark orange or amber with a perfect 1 inch off white head.
Aroma: Light whiffs of piney hops, a little bit of citrus, and crystal malt.
Taste: Orange, lemon, pineapple, bitter piny hops, and sugar sweetness. Finishes with a nice level of bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Juicy, thick. Flavors stick and linger long after the sip.
Overall: Bursting with flavor. I am noticing a trend in the IPAs and IIPA’s coming out of the region. This is a very west coast like beer. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Can from trade with valpodogs. Pours a hazy yellow-brown with a small beige head. Nose is floral hops with pine and citrus, sweet malt, caramel, and pine all come together in this whirlwind. Flavor is piney bite finishing with astringent citrus. Lots of Belgian lace on the glass. Finish lingers with astringent citrus. Medium-bodied mouthfeel to this interesting canned craft beer. jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On Tap. Pours amber with decent head. Aroma: light hop with a little caramel and malt Flavor: bitter hops with caramel, malt and floral hop aroma Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Very good for a "regular" IPA. Frothy and resilient head, citrusy and resiny smell, non offensive flavor that could sit at a bench with it’s bigger DIPA brothers. This would absolutely be my go-to IPA, if only we could regularly get it here. BVery (11232) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2009
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 TAP: amber pour, aroma of citrus, pine, and hop. Taste is sweet citrus hops with some malt to back it up, with a dry hop finish with a little alcohol presence.
Tea-bagged Furious. Wonderful - tea flavor comes through, with a little bitterness.