MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Carmelized malts and piney hops dominate aroma. Clear amber orange with off-white fluffy head. Flavor is also dominated by carmelized malts, floral and resiny hops.. Overall pretty well balanced. Medium body with a sweet rather bitter finish.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle enjoyed pool side on Scots BD. the aroma and flavor are nearly identicle. Lots of spice and earthy notes. That is it. It’s realy like drinking a mouth full of forest earth. Just a touch of pine too boot. My friend really likes this one, and thinks its a bit like hop devil. I’d have to agree.
beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled at NFB&WF ’08 at Martha Clara Vineyards. Pours a clear, very rich looking gold. Aroma is mostly pine with a few citrus notes. Flavor is again mostly pine with a bit of grapefruit and a weak malt backbone. Bitter at the finish. Nothing special about this IPA.
blutt59 (6409) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, orange colored pour, good lace, aroma of piney hops, flavor is hop bitter but not much else
DialSquare (3970) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. copper orange pour with almost nonexistent off white head. the aroma blew me away - strong floral, citrus, caramel malt, pepper and pine hops. The taste doesn’t measure up to the aroma, but not bad. Starts with nice hop and citrus then goes to caramel and bread. the finish is malt - stingy and chalky (is that possible?). very different from start to finish. I don’t think I’ve had an Abita I liked - so this was surprisingly good... relatively speaking.
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
this is a really drinkable beer. nice amber color, quality sustained head. mild hop flavor, not overly bitter. sort of tastes like a low alcohol barleywine with the maltieness and citrus hop flavor.
TEJA (2045) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice red/amber colour with a firm foam. For an american IPa not so much hop aroma. Aroma of bensaldehyde / amaretto. This is also present in the taste. Rather sweet and lacks a bitt of bitterness. Much caramell malts.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a very bright coloured, clear copper colour with no head but decent spotted lacing. Aroma is slightly hopped, fruity and a little bit of grapefruit on the nose. a little biscuity as well. mouthfeel is light, but bubbly and hoppy. semi sweet at first but finishes pretty dry. nice beer!
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from liquorloft tallahassee. hazy amber pour, aroma is citrus hops and caramel malt. taste has english style hops, earthy and citrus with a sweet caramel malt backbone.
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Clear, amber pour with a thin, off white head. Heavy lacing. Aroma of caramel malts with a touch of honey. Flavor is a mixed bag. The piney hops were nice, but the malt backbone was lacking. Weird biscuity finish. Ok beer.