bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bomber from Dillon Ridge in Dillon, CO. Clear pale orange pour with a moderate-thin off-white head. Aroma is heavy pine with a little fresh hay/grass. Flavor is similar, a little imbalanced due to an overdose of resin and flowery hops without a counterbalance of sugar or bready malt. A little muddy on the finish.
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours a light, clear burnt orange appearance with a creamy orange colored head. Piney hops in the nose. Piney, bushy hop flavored body with a palish amber malted body. Some bitterness and hops on the finish and aftertaste but not much.
Atom (2098) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber pours amber/orange in color with off-white head. Aroma is really nice pine and spruce, grapefruit, and floral. Taste has a lot of hop, slight sweet into a bitter finish. For the most part a pretty standard IPA but it really has a wonderful nose.
gururyan (715) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice brew over nice conversation at the brewery/restaurant. I ended up making this my beer of choice for the entire weekend.
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to popkas. Poured a clear amber gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a clear musty pine note with a bit of underlying hay. Flavor had the same musty pine note that was a little off putting with a slight grain finish.
theisti (3766) - Kansas, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bomber purchased at the Liquor store on Summit Drive in Frisco, Colorado (Antler’s). Pour is dark golden, copper with a two inch well formed white head. Head is quite lasting, and falls with nice lace. Aroma was immediate bitterness of pine and floral, though the hop is a bit muted, and is melded nicely with a caramel toasted malt. Nice balance for an IPA, reminds me of more of a British IPA. Taste is the nose, though a bit less clean - balance of caramel toasted malt, along with the pine and floral hops. Finish is dry and bitter. Palate is medium bodied, a bit oily, and a nice bitter after taste. Nice enough.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Backcountry. Light amber with an off white head. Big citrus, pine resin and floral hop aroma, wow, really nice. Medium bitterness with typical malt sweetness and lots of hop flavor. Medium body with active carbonation and a fairly dry finish, just a touch of residual sweetness. I was really surprised to find such a great fresh IPA here.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with a nice, white head. Smells of dry malt, perfumy, citrussy. Tastes crisp and dry with some grassy elements and a light, citrussy finish.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is hoppy and the taste is bitter. The color is a dark brown, maybe with a little bit of red tint to it. Pretty smooth.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backcountry Brewery--Telemark I.P.A.--2007 22 oz. Bottle. 5.60% ABV--60 IBU’s. (3.75 / 5.0) Arctic Liquor Beer of the Month Club Selection January, 2007. Mild lacy head. Flecked hazy rich bright amber orange color. Big floral Cascade hop front. Thin crisp refreshing mild caramel sweet piney grapefruit ester body. Clean watery refreshing hop end. Sampled 5/1/2007.