decaturstevo (6257) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Hazed orange pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, resiny hops, and bread. Flavor mirrors aroma except better. Medium full bodied with smooth silky carbonation. A very nice beer. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
[Tap] Pours a dark shade of orange with a large cap of dense white head. Oily looking pour. Fragrant aroma of grapefruit and pine needles. Resinous hoppy flavor is quite prominant throughout. Thick caramel and molasses backbone. Sweet orange and light spice in the finish. Quite tasty and hearty. Well done. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2011
Draft at Thunder Canyon. Pours clear orange/amber, thin off-white head, decent lacing. Nose is big: Floral/soap/grapefruit, sweetness almost seems to be coming from the yeast - perhaps a more ester-driven English yeast strain?? Palate is moderately bitter for an IIPA, with the alcohol well-hidden. Flavours of spice, grapefruit, fairly "Juicy" which I like. My favorite beer at Thunder Canyon. Sledutah (7727) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2011
On tap at Thunder Canyon BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Appearance: Clear amber with a small white head and some light lacing
Aroma: Floral, grapefruit and caramel malts
Taste: Floral, sweet malts and pine resin
Sampled @ AZ Strong Beer Fest. 24 karat body that has tiny bubbles percolating from the bottom of the glass, creating a thin ivory head. Nose of grapefruit, spruce, orange peel, and caramel. Flavor is a burst of citrus with a nice honey finish to balance it out. Medium mouthfeel. Good one!
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at the AZ Strong Beer Fest, February 2011. Pours a dark gold with a thin white head. The nose is caramel, resin and citrus. The taste is grapefruit, tangerine, toffee and a nice resin finish. Medium mouthfeel. Nice IIPA. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Tap at AZSBF.Pour is orange-gold with a white head. Aroma shows notes of pine and citrus peel. Flavor shows the same with an additional caramel backbone as well as tangerines and apricots. Overall a solid, well balanced example of the style. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Nice light orange pour. Aroma is loaded with grapefruit peel, resin, light caramel malt. Flavor follows suit. This is very good. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2011
on tap at the brewery(18Jan11)pours dark orange with a thin white head. Aroma is strong citrus hops. Flavor is pine and earthen hops balanced with toast and dry hay flavors. Nice stuff. TRMV (6) - USA - SEP 14, 2009 does not count
This is one of my home brewpubs, and I love their Beers. This is a fine example of the style, very thick and rich with a wonderful hop and citrus aroma. The color is deep amber that reflects the light beautifully.
The flavor profile is that of fresh picked hops with a citrus background and a bit bit of pin resin. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy and very chewey. This is one damn fine beer.