Suttree (5548) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish copper, with a decent sized white head. Actually more of an off-white, i guess. Smells a bit fruitym, then a bit hoppy. Flavor is...odd. It citrusy fruity, but the fruityness is kind of - well, my notes say like a lemon dum-dum sucker. Candyish and artificial. Then a nice sticky hop bite. Actually, despite (or becasue of) all the odd flavors, i liked this one. At the Raleigh WBF.
HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a medium amber with a full head that hangs around for a few minutes. Hoopy aroma with faint evergreen hints. Of course, being an IPA, the taste is predominantly hoppy, but there is also a prominent citrus presence. It’s not bad, but it’s missing an earthy tone that I like in an IPA. Pair this brew with a seared pork tenderloin with plum sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and a spring mix salad, for a contrast of flavors.
Lothore (595) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Pours a clear readdish orange hue with a nice 1.5 finger head.
S- Smells hoppy, mostly grapefruit and citrusey notes.
T- Taste starts out bitter and citrusey and goes downhill from there. Pretty one dimensional. The middle and the end are fairly bland.
M- Fairly thin with lots of carbonation.
D- Decently drinkable. I could session this but after one I wasn’t incredibly impressed. Not bad at all however nothing really stuck out to me.
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a 1/2 inch off white head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy but not overwhelming. Taste is hoppy with a bitter bite and a bit malty. Thin on the palate.
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The body is light copper with a lightly off white head. The aroma was grapefruit with some caramel. The taste has some sweet bread crust with a toasted finish. There are hints of orange peel with the light body. It’s ok.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - APR 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad, but a bit meh for an IPA. Orangish gold with a thick off-white head. Light hop aroma and taste, more of an amber than an IPA, really. Flavor is subtle hops over malt. Nothing remarkable, but not bad.
rman18 (312) - Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a shaker - Pours golden amber, slight orangy red. Large head for an IPA - but disipates quickly... Strong hoppy aroma. Flavor is like most IPAs of hops. Flavor is hoppy as well with a taste of alcohol. Nice Beer, I honestly didn’t expect it to be as good as it is. Will have again - not sure why the others rated this low... make sure to check the expiration date before buying... Mine expires in a month.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle...very one-dimensional brew, and not a good example of an IPA. A honey-like sweetness predominates with the smell and taste of sour apples. Light head. Alcohol, though 6.5%, is not noticeable. Some bitterness on the finish. I can’t wait to finish this six-pack because I do not want it to take up any more space in the beer fridge.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly light hop nose...mild pine and citrus. The pour is attractive enough...coppery gold with a moderate and quickly fading head. The flavors are pretty muted for the style...light pine and grapefruit, caramel and toffee...but all very subdued. I’d like to see a much bolder step taken in this direction by this brewery!
argo0 (12124) - Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, thanks Peregrinari) Small beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, juicy orange/grapefruit, light pineapple. Taste is medium sweet, orange, some grapefruit, bread, earthy. Light-medium body, some stickiness.