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 (388) - 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 (11361) - 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.
mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Tea-bagged Furious. Wonderful - tea flavor comes through, with a little bitterness.
On tap at Four Moons Chicago. pours a reddish yellow color. nice bitter hops, but not over the top. citrus and dark malty flavors. nicely balanced. juiceisloose (1543) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Courtesy Secret Santa. Pours a dark amber color with a huge, pillowy off white head that slowly recedes and leaves sheets of lacing behind. The aroma shows a good dose of caramel malts with some citrus and grapefruit hops as well. The flavor folloows with the orange and grapefruit hops up front and then quickly balanced out by the big caramel malt backbone. It is not as hoppy as I was expecting, but a great flavor. A very substantial body for an IPA, but is very smooth and easy to drink. Finishes sweet with some hop bitterness on the backend. I love the way this one tastes, but I would love to try a fresh can as I think mine had lost its bite. Nice IPA.
KieferUGA (462) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2009
16 oz. can courtesy of Beerlando. Clear, copper color with a thick, frothy, white head. Tons of lacing. The aroma is out of this world. Tons of citrus hops, but there is some piney notes lurking in the shadows. Nice malt forward flavor with some subtle sweetness. This gives way to a bitter flavor with tons of sticky hop resins. Short bitter finish. Wow, what a great beer. JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Honestly, my favorite beer...my deserted island beer. Pours a reddish hue, with tons of frothy head. Vigorous lacing clings to the glass. It has intense aromas of serious grapefruit, spice, citrus, and pine. The flavors are unbelievablely balanced, even in this unbalanced IPA, showing a strong malty forefront which melds well with the intense hop backbone...just the perfect amount of malty sweetness presence. The finish seems to last minutes on the palate, as the sting of your tongue gently fades...not to mention, it’s only 6% abv, which is a feat in itself to have so much complexity in such a small abv. BelgianBeerGal (4156) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2009
Crazy that this came from a can. Pours a darker orange colour with a small offwhite head and some lacing. Aroma is sweet pink grapefruit but then some pine sap in the finish. The flavour is similar with sweeter, citrus hops at first and then finishing with some stronger bitterness. Good malt backbone keeps this well balanced. Near the top end of IPAs. egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Poured an amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus, grapefruits, floral hops, caramel, and light toast. Taste of citrus, pine, sticky caramel resin, and grapefruit, with a dry, hoppy, light alcohol finish. presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
In trade with noncaloric. Thick head. Red-amber beer. Delicious citrus alcohol aroma with hints of caramel, makes me think of a rye IPA. Thinner than expected body for high IBU. Aggressive and tasty citrus edge. An extreme beer, not your everyday pint.