esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with medium off-white head. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel and mild pine. Taste of citrus, caramel, pine and fruit. Semi-watery.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
About the only thing about this beer worth mentioning, is that it looked good in the glass. Some hops, which is always good, but it finished with an empty flavor, if that makes sense.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours light golden amber with nice and fluffy white head. Aroma is hops and malt with touch of citrus. Flavor is hops, pine, citurs and sweet malt. Malt profile did not match up well with hops. Balance was just not there. A shame as it looked the part out of the bottle.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a light golden amber color. Aroma is pine, malt, citrus. Solid bitterness in this beer.
bhensonb (13980) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Pours bright gold with a 7-finger head. Aroma is somewhat yeasty malt over resin and fruity hops. Medium plus body with very smooth, soft carbonation. Flavor is pine and citrus. The malt is rather subdued. A whole heck of non-harsh hop. Nice bitter finish. It’s like not all that bitter, but it’s all that bitter.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear light amber with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma is lightly sweet malt with some grassy hops. Flavor is more hoppy with pine and citrus and a light malt backbone. Medium bodied, slick texture. Finishes surprisingly long and bitter.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden with huge head. flavor low on the malt which makes it very unbalanced, not to mention the lack of quality hop bitterness or flavor. weak effort
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I agree this beer was anything but an IPA, more like a weak APA. pours a hazey cloudy orange colour. Head was nice sized, white and semi citrusy. but for the most part the flavor was weak on hops and fruit. Not a whole lot of floral character in this one.
alexsdad06 (8899) - Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy golden color with a large off white head that goes forever. The aroma has a hint of spice and some citrus with pale malt. I generally like a bit more hops with my IPAs. The flavor is more grassy pale malt with light citrus and spice. Like others have said, this does not resemble an IPA as much as it does a pale. Not going to revisit this one.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2008
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours light gold in color with a huge, four inches of head that doesn’t seem to want to go anywhere. Smells like a light lager. No sign of hops anywhere. Maybe a Pale or a Helles, but in no way is this possibly a IPA. Taste is a bit skunky and highly carbonated. Don’t know what’s going on with this beer, but it is not good. Pretty big on the mouthfeel. That’s about the only positive thing I can say about this beer. Now I know.