Nephilium (1462) - Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Starts with an aroma of citrus hops, with a sweet malt smell behind it. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small head. Nice blending of hops in the flavor, with a nice long finish. A good solid IPA.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Ogglethorp (thanks!). Pours a hazy amber with a small head. Nose is grapefruit, pine and some caramel. Tastes like it smells with some grassy hops as well. Bittersweet finish with a lingering orange/grapefruit somewhat metallic aftertaste. Medium/full body. Moderate carbonation. A good solid refreshing IPA.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub.Aroma was of hops and malt.Pours a copper color with an off white head.Good balance between hops and malt in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with some citrus hops in the finish.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the pub: Orange gold in color with an off white head. Aroma of pale malts and some citrusy hops. Flavor, citrus, some caramel and other lightly sweet malts. Decent bitterness to it.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz - Aroma is very sweet carmel and cotton candy with some piney hops in the background. Pours cloudy carmel with a small head and decent lacing. Flavor starts with the carmel malt then quickly moves onto the sticky piney hops. Nice balance. Palate is tart and sticky. It really improves when it warms up. There is something different about this IPA and I really like it.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served cask conditioned. The pour reveals a clear dark gold color with a ring of white lace. Superb aroma of resinous hops and pine needles. Amazing flavor of resinous hops and pine needles with a robust toasted malt, the whole experience finishes with bitterness. The body is light to medium with a heavenly texture due to cask conditioning, the carbonation is low. A truly great beer.
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap, casked conditioned and served at cellar temp. hazy orange color with a thick white head. very citrusy, lots of cascades in the aroma. hop presence follows into the flavor. balanced with a nice sweetness. pretty good IPA, definitely best at cellar temp.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Merchant’s in Dearborn. pours a hazy brown with fast fading head. smooth on the palate with a nice hop bitterness. some caramel malt to balance the hops, but not too much. very enjoyable.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle via trade with Styles! - Thanks! - Pours murky amber with a short offwhite head. Nice floral and grapefruit aroma with some light underlying caramel notes.. Flavor is grapefruit with some good caramel backbone there too. Finish is bitter but not overly so.. Pretty smooth, creamy and easy to drink.. Not bad at all..
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on draft at the brewing co. the day before my Lear approved ass chewing. Pours amber with a chunky white head. Crisp sweetness with floral and citrus notes (grapefruit and others). Good. Sweet caramel is very present with very smooth citrus and pine balanced bitterness. Very drinkable. Creamy smooth body with light dry finish that reminds you of pine and faint citrus. Lingering taste, with low carbonation due to the cask conditioning that is perfect for this brew. Nice stuff.