BlackForestCO (978) - 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) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, 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.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
stained light wood color that starts wit ha bubbled thick head. but settles into a lasting white ring. strong hop nose that is a bit medicinal. a hop forward taste : lemon , earthy herbal notes, a bit of burnt pine. some vanilla notes are hiding in here too. sweet malt doesn’t quite balance, but that’s o.k. i’m not always looking for balance. this is what i need right now.
4 5 6 2 13
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense honey pine nose. Hazy orange, small head. Diluted caramel sweetness, with honey. Nice soft, yet pronounced hops flavor. Good carbonation, medium body, finish is long, ends with toasted biscuits. Solid IPA.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub in Frisco on 3/24/2008. Medium off white head on that showed good duration and lace over a clear orange body. Nice IPA aroma of citrus and pine with some floral character over a backdrop of light caramel. Resinous mouthfeel complements a medium body and carbonation. Good caramel malt base supports the substantial hop presence and a ling, piney and bitter finish. Certainly a west coast type of IPA, and a worthy effort. I wouldn’t recommend leaving this place without having one of these at least.
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
28 Feb 08, 22oz bottle
Med amber, lt off white head, slight haze, 3
intense citusry, piney hop aroma, w/ carmelly notes in teh back, 8
Thin flavor, but malt-toast, carmel is there. Hop character is there but not impressive. 6
lt body, lt carb, 3
I was impressed until I tasted it. Smells inviting, but the flavor left me less than impressed. It’s not bad, but I just wasn’t as impressed as I thought I would be based on the aroma. 13
goldbrew (99) - USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very surprising and enjoyable beer. Had on tap in Beaver Creek. Quite an impressive grapefruit, floral, wildflower fragrance and taste. Didn’t have the typical bitter IPA feel. Went well with the cold evening.
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap from a Party Pig. Copper color with dense white head. Hoppy/musty aroma. Medium body. Crisp. The grapefruit is definitely present. Quick finish, metallic.
paulsonpatch (1) - Falcon, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My all time favorite brew!! Love the extreme hoppiness, without the bitter aftertaste.