daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour. White head. Aroma of citrus hops, apples and hay. Flavor is hoppy but not overly bitter. Some malt and apple juice notes.
DWestrick (388) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. had on tap at the backcountry brewery in frisco. i liked it quite a bit - very smooth but full bodied - would like to see it a little more powerful but it was good
drjay44 (2354) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a thick white head of good duration with extensive lacing, over a slightly cloudy dark golden body....nose of floral hop and pine both mild to moderate....tastes initially of light malts the medium hop bitterness with floral and grapefruit to finish....mouthfeel is light to medium. This is "English" or VERY "East Coast" in style.
mcc5468 (120) - USA - FEB 21, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle. Slight copper color. Slight head. Aroma was on the grapefruit side of hops. Taste was somewhat disappointing as the hops just weren’t there. Okay, but not the big IPA hop taste (i.e. APA I was hoping for. More true to British style.
swoopjones (4962) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Below average IPA. Golden amber color. Might have been an average APA but no balls here. Watered down IPA. 5.6%?? Some piney muted hops, grapefruit citrusy but just not big enough. Felt like the true hopiness was being held back
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I bought a bomber of this at the brewery. It has a copper color with very little head and some lacing. It has a chill haze which clears up nicely while it warms. It has a fantastic aroma, very citrusly, like lemons and a hint of grapefruit. The malt flavor is crisp and a little subdued. The hop flavor is citrusy and bitter. It balances toward the bitter side. This is a pretty good IPA.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours dark amber with a thick off white head. Has a light hop pine smell to it with a bold malt aroma overall. Has a medium mouthfeel with a stinging feel from a lot of carbonation. Taste is mostly malt with some hop pine flavors on the finish. Overall, this is a brew past its prime. It would have been nice to try this when it was fresh.
BlackForestCO (961) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured a yellow-copper color with a thin white head that left good lacing. Floral hop aroma with a healthy dose of citrus fruits and a light earthiness. Lightly spicy entry with a nice toasted malt character with a hint of caramel leading into an aggressive grapefruit hop hit with some subtle leafy notes. Finishes with some light earthiness and soft citrus flavors. Pretty nice beer.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden amber coloring, with a small white head. Bold citrus hop nose, very fragrant and floral, which I like. Caramel malt backbone, with more of the same in the hops department. Solid IPA.
ChrisJ (100) - Warrenton, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewery. Poured in a light amber and produced a nice two fingered off-white head. Aroma was spicy citrusy hops. The flavor was classic IPA very hoppy citrus and floral with some malt balance principally caramel and toast. The finish was bitter and the mouth feel is light. Decent IPA.