golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of grapefruit and apples. Good palate. Overall the flavor is sweet and fruity (mostly from the hops), and there is some slight bitterness. Nice balance in flavor. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2007
12oz bottle, no date from Dickinsonbeer, thanks Paul! Pours a clear honey orange with a one finger offwhite head with pretty good retention. Aroma of grapefruit and piney hops, caramel and a bit of toasty malts. Very nice hop aroma. Flavor was a bit more piney with some good earthy bitterness to go with the caramel and toasty malts, followed by some biscuits and a semidry minimally bitter finish. Moderate carbonation with a creamy medium body. This is good stuff. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Courtesy of Jasonmech77. Thanks, Jason. The aroma, while hoppy, was not the nose crinkling, senses jarring experience I’d expected fromt he label depicting a hand scqueezing every last drop of hop oil from a hop cone. In fact I smell me some caramel malt in there. The body is a tea colored amber with a diminishing tan head that leaves copious lacing. Fore is, again, not as hoppy as anticipated. Definitely a hoppy brew, but there is a bracing malt balance and the hops lean toward a kind of essence oil of citrus and pine. Finishes fairly sweet and malty, but mixed with hop bitterness. Drinkable and not the hop bomb I feared. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Pale Amber Color with White Skin. Nice Easy Balance off Wet and Dry Hops on the Nose...with Light Citrusy Notes as Well. Sweet Malt Foundation and Citrus Notes. Well Balanced Mix of Wet and Dry Hops. Wet Hop Aftertaste with a Slightly Dry Bite. Wonderful. BuckeyeBoy (8173) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2007
12oz Bottle Pours out a nice amber topped with a small head. WOW what a great HOP aroma. The aroma was Great but the tast not as hoppy as I was thinking it was going to be. Overall not to bad.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Pours a light amber with little head. It has a lovely hop aroma; mainly pomegrante and floral/earthy tones. It doesn’t taste as good, but it is still pleasant. The flavor is less sweet and more piney. It is very bitter but that fades after the smooth finish. pinkzambia (2051) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 16, 2007
Bottle: Clear gold with a white head. It has a powerful hop aroma full of juniper shrubs and pine needles. It smells better than it tastes, but after a while you start to dig the flavor as well. A pretty good IPA. Thanks BuckeyeBoy for sharing this one! biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours a slighly cloudy llight amber color with a med white head. Aroma is pine and orange/citrus rind. Flavor is also full of pine and citrus, with a slight amount of balancing malt. Good dose of bitterness. I really enjoyed this beer. Highly recommended. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2007
THOUGHTS: Some pine in aroma, but basically it was dominated by a ruby-red grapefruit juice-like aroma. Much like that juice it’s a little harshly bitter at first but after the first few sips you get used to it and then it start going down easy. This is a beer I avoided for a while because I thought it would be way too bitter, but it is really well-balanced. This was a nice surprise. This is definitely something I will drink again.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium sparkling, amber with a small white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was mostly ruby-red grapefruit as was the flavor with a short to average finish. The body was medium and dry up front with lively carbonation and a finish pretty close to ruby-red grapefruit juice without the pulp. cantchangeit (39) - Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2007
On Tap at Capitol Ale house in Richmond, VA. Deliciousness. This little nugget is super dank. A real heady experience,