mcox90 (2073) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Pint can courtesy of theisti. Pours a gorgeous hazy red/orange color with a small receding white head. Huge citrus hop nose. Intense grapefruit flavor up front balanced with a nice malt middle. Then finishes with more bitter hop bite. Very good. Wish it were available in New England. DalzAle (2036) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Poured a nice hazy orange color into a frosty pint glass with no head. Aroma was incredibly hoppy and slightly citrusy and pulled me right in. Flavor was woody and assaults the palate with hops. One of my personal favorite IPA’s. tmoreau (4298) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Have sampled many places from Minn. to Il. and now have gotten around to finally rating what, I believe, was first commercially described as a strong pale ale. On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. A deep amber/orange color, with a medium, off white, reducing head,& clingy lace. Aroma is tangerine, pineapple,& tads of other citrus. Resin, more citrus, malty sweetness, & a strong but pleasant hop dryness continue in the flavor to the end and beyond. One of my hop favorites since it’s inception. Has stayed very consistent since my first sampling in Minnesota. ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Pours a very pretty somewhat dark orange/red with a thick foamy 1 inch head. Smells of intense fresh citrusy hops dominated the nose. First sip is all hop bitterness that is matched by a just strong enough malt backbone providing an excellent mouthfeel. Very hearty, very clean, very robust. Nice. noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Aroma of grapefruit and other fruit juices. Dark clear red, big beige head, abundant lace. Lots of coniferous and citrus hops, rounded out by some vanilla in the finish. Nice hop burn on the palate, albeit a little thin-bodied.
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2008
A superb IPA with plenty of grass and citrus flavor. A long-lasting malty finish. Yummm. jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2008
gotta love microbrew in a can. pours amber with almost no head. fairly mild beer for all its talk of hops. very drinkable, mildly sweet. some citrus hops in the background, not overpowering though. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2008
Draught at GABF 2008. Clear red/brown - white head. High hoppy, resin, grassy, pine, caramel, nice malty, malty sweetness, nice bitterness. Lovely. CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2008
A lovely treat, shared by DrBayern (much mahalo Matt!). Poured from 16 oz can a coppery hue with a slightly off white foamy head. Aroma was of heaven, piny hop goodness, citrus mango and Scottish field grass. Flavour was of a truly remarkable beer, folks, the hype is true about this beer, it is simply a gift from God and should be consumed with much reverence. This is THE pinnacle of IPA beer, as a lover of IPA’s, I feel lucky to have experienced it. I WANT MORE... satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2009 can. nice carbonation with a dirty yellow tinged head. wonderful caramel color, flavor is resinous and bitter, slick on the palate. butterness is shortlived, a playful tease. hard to believe something at 99 IBUs can be called ’smooth’, but this is...or maybe im just jaded. very sessionable, largely due to its excellent balance. all that hype about the malt.....it aint hype.