Capa (2260) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bronze in color with a nice head. Citrus, lemon, malty, floral aroma. Very balanced flavor. Citrus, floral, pine, grapefruit, light lemon, and some caramel. Medium bodied. Thoroughly refreshing. THis is a mighty fine IPA.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Padres game. Pours a deep gold. Nose is floral hops. Taste is full of pale malt with a good hop backing. A little backwards then most ipas but a cool change. Mouth is chewy with a mild bitterness.
zizzybalubba (1604) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2009 22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of peach, pineapple, grapefruit, and pine. Every bit as good as I had remembered; big bitter grapefruit hop flavor. Just outstanding. You don’t typically find flavor this big in a single IPA. At 6% you get most of the big hop flavor of a DIPA without the high alcohol. This is, to date, my favorite IPA.
dogfish120love (1031) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange with a dense snow white head. Sweet caramel mildly hoppy and underwhelming. I hope the tap lines where dirty other wise I really couldn’t see buying this again
guzzler67 (1558) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper appearance with a fairly large, creamy, beige head and good lacing. Sharp citrus hop aroma almost overwhelmes a mild, sweet malt underpinning. Taste developes more citrus fruit flavors with some floral notes in the aftertaste. Decent malt backbone adds balance. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel and a dry, bitter finish. Really do like this one.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2010 rating 300. On tap at the San Diego Beer Party. Wow this is great! A fantasticly balanced IPA. Not too heavy and not overly hoppy, but still with a fair bite. I ended up having a few pints of this, rather than get in to some of the other beers available. Up there with the green flash as best IPA imho
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a hazy golden with a huge off white frothy head. The head seems to diminish rather quickly. The aroma is citrus hops, and some orange peel. The aroma is pleasing while I wait for the head to disapate. Has a good carbination. A fairly good mouthfeel. The flavor is hoppy with a touch of fruity sweetness. A little differnt but good. Has a light body and a watery ot oily texture. Has a pretty good finish. Not as bitter as many but still pleasing.
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Glorious dark copper color with thin micro-bubble head that retains well.
Nose is sharp/prickly citrus, maybe orange peel or tangerine. Enticing nose for sure.
On the palate is a notable (pleasant) black Darjeeling Tea taste from the malt sweetness with an ESB-like quality to the ale. This is very clean, refreshing, with most of the hop character towards the end.
Creamy characteristic across the palate. The nice head probably enhances this (good foam onto the palate at first, especially). More body than expected.
Finish is firm and somewhat dry with a smooth chalky, tea-like sweetness with hop dryness. Very satisfying!
One of my favorite and more unique IPA’s. Worth seeking out!
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden amber with little head. Smells of astrigent hops. Not bad, but undesirable aroma. Tastes like nose and is hoppy and decent, but not great. Probably won’t buy again.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - piney, resiney, fruity. Nice sweet and bitter balance. Citrus, grapefruit-like flavors. Very nice presentation with light-head and reddish color. Above-average IPA.