Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great IPA that’s all citrus. Stood up nicely to a much hoppier beer I was drinking right next to it. A very simple IPA but one that’s clean and pungent and full of great hoppy bitterness.
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great example of a simple single hopped ipa with a great result! not complicated, not strong, just really showcases the hops and the brewmasters skill. excellent! perfect session beer for geeks, and actually attainable(unlike the sculpin)!
edmajorjoe (80) - Vail, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy and everlasting on the palate. A good looking amber with a head that doesn’t disperse for a while. Good but not very strong at 6% AC.
drowland (6661) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hop flavor, but not quite bitter enough and the hop profile doesn’t linger enough for my tastes.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice surprise on this one. Huge grapefruit and orange flavor with some pine hops. Lightly bitter, with lots of caramel malts to balance. Nicely dry finish that lingered for a while. Not the most bitter IPA out there. Medium bodied and medium carboantion. Very drinkable. Strong aroma similar to the flavor.
evergreen0199 (2287) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at GBBF 2009. Copper coloured pour with decent white head. Hoppy aroma. Lingering bitterness, citrus fruit, hoppy, dry, refreshing.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice to see a bomber for $3.99, oh well, so it is not Sculpin, I’ll live (by the way, why is that so rare, just replace this stuff with that). Pours with a large off-white head over a golden hay body. Aroma is strong with citrus, orange blossom, lightly herbal hops, tea notes, caramel, toffee and melon. Taste is aggressively spicy and herbal hops, with a tea like aspect, a bit of rotten melon, and some toffee. Medium carbonation and a dry finish.
Radek Kliber (6600) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum
Appearance: clear , straight amber shade , mid white top.
Nose: blend of hops with sweet sugary malts , refreshing and clean. 6+
Flavor/Palate : mid full bodied. Edge and hop bitter top present , malt bit underpowered here. Filling body with some citric front and leafy top. American styled bitter.
aaronbr (132) - Palo Alto, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2009 On tap at the Rose and Crown in Palo Alto. Pours a nice orange copper, not much aroma. Tastes like a good IPA, I have no real complaints.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper pour...Nice hop aroma, floral and citrus notes...grapefruit...Medium body...Light carbonation...Hop flavor up front...Long hop palate with a malty finish in the end...very mild bitterness lingers...Delicious...