mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu on 2008-06-15) Clear. Amber colour. Bubbly small white head that disappeared quickly. Hops and grass in nose. Full palate with some carbonation and oiliness. Hops, grass and malts in taste.
Oscbert (972) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
~Pours light reddish yellow with off white head.
~Strong hoppy citrusy scent.
~Nice grapefruity taste.
~This is a nice IPA!
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. First point of business, this one gets a 3/10 for marketing. See Bell’s Two Hearted for a beer that pulls off the whole fish thing. With that out of the way, I poured this beer to a clear copper/amber body with a quickly fading white head. First sniff was a vodka sour (where the sour mix has a healthy dose of OJ) but it fades pretty quickly. Body is malty IPA and not a whole lot else. Finish may be the best part, it lingers awhile and I get a slight spearmint garnish. Just a garnish, mind you, no mint-infused syrup here.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2008 Clear dark amber pour with fluffy off-white head. Piney hops on the nose. With caramel malts and fresh fruity hops you cant go wrong.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE: clear golden color with nice beige head. Aroma is strong piny hops. Flavor has a nice bite in the bitterness along with strong hop flavor and a very long dry finish.
HonkeyBra (3115) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep orange-amber with white head, which dissipates into a thin film. Big nose of citrus, pine, and flowers. Flavor is a lot of hops, with a decent amount of toffee and caramel malt, some spice. Mouthfeel is medium. Perfect for hop heads like me and the dude.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale copperbrown coloured beer. Light brown head. Some hints of orange and hops in the nose. Soft and balanced sweet and malty taste. Strong hoppiness in the end. Also some hints of barleywine and lemon in the nose.
blklab2007 (1882) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle poured a light amber in color with a thin light tan head that fell quickly. aroma has citrus floral hops, light grapefruit, sweet caramel malt, and light alcohol. body is medium light with average carbonation. flavor has plenty of resinous citrus malt and a fairly good dose of malt to stand up to it. nice sweet balance to the citrus fruits and finishes with some bitterness and a pleasing texture. very nice west coast ipa.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a deep, filtered, copper golden color with a normal sized white head. Aroma is citrusy, floral, familiar Centennial hops though the intensity is moderately low. I don’t know how fresh this bottle is but it’s certainly lacking a bit in the aroma. Taste is fruity, citrusy, lightly bitter and substantially watery. A run of the mill IPA. I could certainly drink a lot of this but it does not stand out.
pineypower (2411) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Like the bottle so I picked it up. Pours out a clear light copper color with a small to moderate white head. Aroma of citrus and some sweet malts. Flavor is nicely balanced, pine and citrus hop come through with some nicely balanced malts. Very drinkable, and rather solid, even better that I can now find it at a store within walking distance.