gladiatorsteer (4) - USA - JUL 22, 2010 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber orange color, slightly cloudy. sweet hop aroma with citrus notes. slight bitterness on the front of the palate. sweet, juicy citrus and malt in the mddle and slight bitterness on the finish. light to medium body. good every day drinker.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a copper color with a fluffy white head and some mild lacing.
S: Lots of citrus hops on the nose and not all that much else. A bit of pine and bread in the background. Quite a pungent aroma, actually.
T: The flavor is less intense than the nose would let on, unfortunately. I still got the citrus and pine, but they were not quite as powerful. A bit of bread and sweetness, too.
M: The body is medium with a moderate carbonation. The finish is mildly bitter.
D: One of the first IPAs I had back when I got into beer, and to be honest, itís a little better than I had remembered. Not my favorite by any means, but itís still a good beer.
KYBreakfast (15) - Kentucky, USA - JUL 20, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 12oz bottle
Aroma: raw egg/doughy, hops
Appearance: tons of head - nice retention golden color - very frothy
Taste: Nutty, Cereal malt, doug -crescent roll, hops
Palate: Light/very malty/watery
Overall: a classy beer-pong beer or beach beer or lawn mower beer.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours a hazy orange beer with a pillowy off-white head and some lacing. Scent is sweet, hoppy and some cut grass. Taste is hoppy with a dry light bitter finish. Very Nice!
thagr81_us (175) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served from growler into a Samuel Smith imperial pint. Pours yellow-orange with an off-white two finger frothy head. Maintains nice lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of citrus and hops. The flavor was of malt and bitter hop. It was medium on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was not a bad IPA. It was not excessively hoppy but not under hoppy either. It was not my favorite IPA, but not my least favorite either. The drinkability on this one is great as well.
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, & citrus; Flavor of pine hops, malt, caramel, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Classic IPA - very good overall.
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Pours a deep amber with a nice white frothy head, leaving light lacing along the glass as I sip it.
S: That familiar west-coast ipa scent of citrus and hops.
T: Not too hoppy, solid balance between the hops and malts with good citrus notes as well as something else that I canít put my finger on.
P: Very smooth with great carbonation.
tsoneill (7) - California, USA - MAY 25, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A top quality IPA. High hops aroma and flavor. A much fuller flavor than the easier to find Yellowtail Pail Ale. Finish is long a bitter, but well balanced and serves to remind me to take another drink of the nectar. Excellent beer that is deserving of the awards that it has won over the years.
mansquito (4966) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairway in Brooklyn 6-pack ($14): Pours a clear copper body with a very formidable thick white head that stays around for a while and even required me to get it in two pours. Sharp hop aroma, coupled with citrus notes. A little bit of pine notes in there as well. Upon tasting it, the beer makes it very clear that it is a West Coast IPA. Very bitter and very hoppy! Aftertaste is certainly there. A few sweet toffee notes. Overall, a smooth beer with a hefty body and a ton of hops (maybe a few too many for me, or maybe it was the food that I ate previously that compromised it).
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap in an English pint glass. The beer pours a deep golden to light amber hue. Citrusy hop notes to the nose. The palate is moderately bitter at first, before showing some citrusy and fruity hop flavors. Malt sweetness is present, but fairly muted; overshadowed by the hops. Carbonation is accurate, for the style. The finish leaves a light lingering bitterness, but is otherwise clean. Overall, an enjoyable example of the style, but not quite as good as I was expecting.