TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Humpy’s in Anchorage. Pours a translucent golden copper with a medium bubbly white head that left some lacing. Aroma of some fresh hops with citrus, some banana, flavor and some caramel malt. Flavor of citrus, floral and some more of that banana/clove. Did they use some hefe yeast in this IPA? Also got some cereal grains, a decent hop bitterness followed by a nice malty graininess.
SDalkoholic (2261) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber, Keg N bottle, consumed July 9th. Pours as a firm golden blonde liquid with thin layer of film. The nose is moderately hopped but overall subdued and relaxed. Initial flavor is bitter with puny citrus and hop presence. Finishes with a metallic aftertaste and a bland first impression.
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ ammirato’s airshow bar in Bremerton.
golden yellow in color with a small white head.
smelt of cherrios and hops.
taste of citrus, pear, little sweet and bitter.
a good beer just wish it was a little more bitter.
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - JUL 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent, but not exceptional IPA. Pours with an eggshell head and nice bronzy color. Aroma was fresh with citrus, dried apricot and soap. Flavor was dominated by the hops with citrus and soap. Aftertaste was saopy.Decent finish, but a bit light in the palate compared to the best IPAs. Felt more like an American Pale Ale than an IPA. But it sure was good. Thanks to my brother, Nathan, for bringing this from Alaska to Panama.
shigadeyo (3350) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/30/2007: Alaskan IPA pours a pale amber-yellow color with a lasting, fluffy off-white head. The carbonation is made up of tiny bubbles and appears to be pretty tame. Some above average lacing is also present. The aroma is citrus and pine hops with some toffee malt in the background. The flavor has some sweet toffee maltiness with a moderate level of citrus, pine, and floral hop bitterness. This beer has a medium body with a soft, smooth texture. This is a well balanced IPA that has a good hoppy flavor and a mellow palate. A pleasure to drink!
12 oz bottle (6.2% Alc/Vol; P A081807) from Yonkers65. Thank you!
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured a slightly hazy, still transparent, dark orange with a frothy, white head. Hop and malt aroma.. Typical IPA palate with flavors of strong, beefy, earthy hops up front, followed by a smooth malt finish. With other sweet and floral arrangements of flavors in between. Very crisp and refreshing, but somewhat mellow.
bhensonb (12761) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is hoppy - I say floral and citrus. Golden amber color with a white head that filmed and left lacey tatters. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Floral, citrusy fruity hop. The malt is hardly in it - but call it light caramel. The finish is so nicely bitter, with floral, fruit, pine and a small hit of citrus. This is way underrated. Trust me. Minor point: can light pine resemble floral/citrus? I’m torn on that. Bottom line: good stuff.
Bartzilla (580) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from AA Liquors. Pretty standard fare, but more likable than some of their offerings. Doesn’t seem like a 6.2% IPA, seems more like a standard APA. Good nonetheless and a solid standby for the price.
EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of jake65 - thanks! Sweet Cascades aroma, grapefruit with light peach and citric hop. Clear pale golden with a white head. Bitter hoppy taste, emphasis on the bitter over the hop. Slightly grassy and floral. Pale malt with a touch of chewiness in a medium-full, dry body. Lightly acidic. Aftertaste is long and dry. Generically bland and brawny, something of a bitter golden ale.
Tejas (937) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear gold w/ big white head. Good fresh aroma. Fresh hoppy flavor too w/ a good bite to it. Crisp finish. Dry but OK. Sort of reminds me of Stone IPA. Would immediately go into the regular rotation if I could get it here. Excellent & underrated.