henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The 22 ounce bottle poured a beautifully clear perfectly amber colored beverage with a modest frothy head that was partly diminishing and that left good lacing on the glass. The aroma was very nice mixture of pungent floral hops combined with a subtle sweet caramel malt character. The body was medium-full with a soft carbonation and smooth creamy texture. The flavor starts out lightly sweet but quickly takes on a nice light bitterness that lasts through the medium-long finish.
aracauna (2874) - Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber body. Leafy hops, especially in the aftertaste. This must be dryhopped. Not overly aggressive for the style, but still a good beer.
hopdog (7734) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Backcountry Brew Pub. Poured a medium and clear amber color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of floral, citrus, and light pine. Tastes of pine, light caramel, and citrus. Lighter bitter finish.
Braudog (5062) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pint at the brewpub: Light amber with an orange resiny grapefruitiness, yet light in flavor. This was a GABF gold medal winner? Itís too thin ...
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light and thin and never seems to come together as a beer, with the flavors. Has a nice pine cone hop nose, with some fruit lingering in their as well. Malt backbone is severely lacking and way too light, al most to the point of not being present at all. Just loses all character after the initial first dose of flavors.
Illini08 (541) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a few of these on tap at the brewpub in Frisco. Some good hops up front, but this is a bit thin and is lacking a good malt backbone.
barleyPops (1137) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at the brewpub. while this certainly had some of the piney IPA characteristics you would expect, it seemed a bit one dimensional, needs more malt backbone and body.
BeerandBlues2 (7468) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Pours copper with a medium frothy-foamy white head, lasting, fomay lacing. Aroma is fragrant fruity and floral, grapefruit hops, caramel malt nose. Medium bitter piney and grapefruit hop flavor with some caramel malt sweetness. Medium bodied, smooth and dry palate.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. Fist thing I wrote is soapy. Not usually a good thing...but still a decent IPA. Mild aroma hops aroma. Solid and drinkable, but nothing special.
Ratman197 (7762) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lasting offwhite head. Aromas of pine, earthy hops and more hops. All I get in the nose is hops, like sniffing a big bag of fresh hops! Palate was light bodied. light carmel, pine, a touch of citrus and a bit of earthiness with a smooth lingering mildly bitter finish. May be 1 dimensional, but itís my kind of dimension!