Beerdrinker79 (2032) - Idaho, USA - APR 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can- Pours golden with a thick creamy head and good lacework, the aroma is piney hops. The flavor is sweeter than expected, great banana flavors here, must be the malt, very well balanced, the bitterness lingers long after you’ve swallowed. I rated two canned IPA’s one after the other, Caldera and this one, and I have to give it to this one, great IPA. Caldera was a little heavier than this one, this is just a great overall IPA.
Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It pours well but does not develop a very thick head on the beer. The smell of pineapples and bannanas pours out of the glass. It goes down smooth and leaves a great after taste. This is a beer that I will definatley be getting again.
islay (2221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. can, consumed on 3-27-10. Clean, fresh, dry smell of wet grass, watermelon, and dirt-y, English-style hops. Pours a brassy gold with a yellow-orange hue and many small bubbles. The liquid is mostly clear with some haze. Large amount of fluffy, off-white, uneven head. Lemon and white vinegar flavors. Salty, especially in the finish. Watermelon and melon; fruity malt underpinning beneath the hops. Toothpaste-like flavor to the finish. Too salty/sour for me. Alcohol flavor evident in the taste, somewhat surprisingly. Soft and light bodied. Seems insubstantial in the palate.
Aquilo (622) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden color with a rocky thick white head. Aroma is creamy and fruity with apricots, grapefruit and pine. Flavor moderately snappy bitterness, with more fruity aromas coming through. Lightly astringent on the palate. This beer shows that an IPA can be drinkable and flavorful at the same time. I don’t think the bitterness is overwhelming, as the commercial description states, but maybe I just have a high tolerance.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
can, thanks dkachur! Pours light orange with a mild haze, tall frothy white head. Really nice hop aroma, almost made me sneeze. Part pine, part sour citrus. Flavor is very nice, mellow grassy malt flavors, with a mild orange juice flavor ends with a well balanced hop bitterness that lingers with some citrus. Very nice.
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured a medium amber with a thin head. Nose was light hops. Not too citrusy or piny but nice. Flavor was well balanced with solid malts a nd a quality lingering bitter finish. Solid.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber, nice head. Big citric hop aroma, lots of grapefruit, pine. Flavor is mildly caramel malts up front with a good bit of citric hops and a clean, bitter finish. More hops on aroma than flavor in the palate, but the bitterness definitely there. A nice, big IPA.
rocbyter (2075) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong soapy hop aroma. Clear orange color with a medium white head. Sweet candy flavor lots of hop taste not much bitterness.
IndianaRed (3791) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a can, clear deep golden color with a nice dense off white head and sticky lacing. Moderate mostly piny aroma. Somewhat papery and grassy flavor. Some citrus and pine here as well. Earthy and basic with, still some of that wet cardboard box flavor. Softly carbonated and a little on the sweet side. All in all, decent
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours a clear gold, small white head. Very subtle notes of hops and malt on the nose. Malts and hops dominate the flavor profile, maybe a touch of caramel in the background. Finish is bitter and dry.