kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Brewfest, GABF
hazy dark yellow, frothy off white head,
light sweet malt aroma with lots of bittering hops,
lots of bitter hop flavor, touch of sweetness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 29/09/2005
Golden coloured with hoppy and floral aromas. Some alcohol present. Slightly bitter lasting finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy, white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain), heavy hops (perfume, grapefruit, pine), average yeast (sweat) with notes of pear and peach. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity, and harsh bitterness.
Ratman197 (8865) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler poured a hazy golden amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of biscuit, pine, grapefruit and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthinmess, light pine and light citrus with a smooth dry moderatly bitter finish.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2003: Dark gold and amber appearance. Beautiful cascade hop aroma. Sharp, stinging bitterness immidiately evident. While this is nice, it masks the flavor a little too much, so only a little hint of peaches and lemon show up. Palate is quite nice for an American IPA.
Braudog (5462) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint at the brewpub, 9/14/06: Nice amber color with a shiny sheen. Not much aroma, but it delivers a nice wood-chippy hoppiness. Quite delicious.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2007: Poured a clear gold with an off-white head. Fresh hoppy aroma. Piny. Very fresh dry hop notes. Some malt but the big pine in the middle of the flavor. Dry finish.
Aubrey (3414) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear and light golden. Moderate carbonation; decent body. Huge grapefruit ... tasty grapefruit notes, I might add. Very aromatic and wafty flowers, too. Huge resinous hops with a lingering bitterness. Nice. Sweet dough malts struggled for attention, with roasty caramel and a sweet, candy-like base. Nice IPA, I have to say. Alcohol was a nice additional element, also.
kidmartinek (3220) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clean copper pour. Small white head. Slight haziness. Strong, hop bittering aroma. Smoth hoppy taste with a short smoth punch at the end. Holds its carbonation well. Delish. Better than what you’re drinking right now.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with hoppy, floral nose. Bitterness and alcohol dominate this ale. GABF notes also mention the word "boring".