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 canít 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. Iíd like to see a much bolder step taken in this direction by this brewery!
argo0 (11913) - 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.
Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found this beer good but not particularly original. The aroma was citrus with mild caramel and hops. The appearance is really nice with a bit of cloudiness and a nice orange light brown amber color. The flavor is a bit sticky but is citrus and hops with caramel and pine. Finish is fairly smooth but drying and sticky at the same time (donít ask me, that is what I experienced). I would drink this beer again. Not bad but not spectacular or original.
Goodgrief (1839) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear vibrant copper color with smallish head and no lacing. Mildly hoppy aroma. This one was pretty well balanced with a lot of toasty bready malts, moderate sweetness and some citrus and some earthy style hops. Not overly exciting, but not terrible.
aracauna (3191) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper with a good, lasting yellowed head. The aroma is a bit leafy. Peppery, good malt backbone. Very nice easy-drinking IPA.
patrick767 (3718) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pours clear amber/orange with a one finger white head. The aroma is of citrus hops and caramel malt. The flavor is a solid balance of these hops and malts that isnít terribly interesting, but itís good. This beer is medium bodied and has the characteristic long, bitter IPA finish.
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brew poured copper with an white head. Lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus & floral hops, as well as some misplaced grain. Flavors are also of citrus, more hops flavor than malted grain (like lemon grass), but still the grain is subtuly in there. Mouth is fairly carbonated and body is medium. Not the best IPA. Would be much better if not for the grain, though not a bad drinker.
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2008
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
12 oz bottle.....Smells soapy, yuk (sour)...clear copper with an off-white head...its average and it fades quickly....thin and watery, soapy aftertaste...some watery citrus...not good, not good at all..I took just a few sips of this and gave it away...
TheDutchman (19) - Louisiana, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2010 This is what I said the first time I rated this beer. "Iím a big Abita fan but not really a big IPA fan but I thought Iíd give it a shot. It poured nice and looks great but has the aroma of a Christmas Tree farm. I know that is to be expected from an IPA but this seemed overly sprucy. The flavor was like drinking pine needle soup."
Now Iím not going to go out and start chugging IPAís but I recently thought Iíd try this again because it was rated so high in Draft and it came in a party pack I had recently. I stand corrected. This is a good beer. Very similar in taste to an english bitter which I love. I really enjoyed this the 2nd time around.