NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep golden color with a nice short lingering white head. Aroma is floral and piney hops. Taste is sweet and syrupy up front but dies down with a great bitter hop finish. Piney flavor at the end really works for this beer. Really nice IPA.
CheersMate (1313) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice translucent orange color. Looks like an imperial/double. Very malty aroma. I wish this had a more hoppy aroma. The malty aroma dominates. Slight hop aroma, but again, the hops dominate. It is a pungent beer, just not the flavor that I was expecting. Nice palate, with a big hoppy flavor. I don’t like this hop. I don’t know which hop it is, but I know that I do not like this particular hop flavor. Very hoppy, but there is not a balance between the hops and the malts. I wish this had the imperial/double hop flavors, but it does not. Hop flavor is not to my liking, but not a horrible IPA, but I feel that it is overrated.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from BevMo. Nice cloudy amber pour with a big white head. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, pine. Flavor much the same, extremely well balanced but with a big hop bite at the end. Very tasty.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. this smelled awesome, big hop nose for a regular IPA, flavor was much the same, just a super hoppy IPA, Mmmmm.
lumpy38 (2) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at The Irish Pol in Philly....good solid IPA. Definitely get the pine and citrus but the hops in this one are fantastic. This one will keep me coming back.
beerfest5 (1206) - Cloneen, IRELAND - MAR 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
the only thing i dont like about this beer is the palate, everything else is great. it tastes exactly as an IPA should, some pine, some citrus, a lot of hops, a little malty, perfect, but just a little strong on the palate.
nickd717 (3601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Really nice IPA. Golden-amber color with a white head. Aroma is floral hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt and grapefruity hoppiness, very well-balanced. Hop oils linger on the palate. Really smooth.
JFGrind (1894) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Welcoming floral aroma, citrus hops, medium bitterness, and a sweet malt finish. Sampled @ World Cafe Live Beats, Brews and BBQ event.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amber, slightly hazy color with a dense 2 finger head. Notes of grapefruit, pine, and caramel on the nose. Grapefruit flavors up front, caramel malt in the middle, and a slightly bitter finish. Medium thick pallet. One of my favorite bottled IPAs.
Bronzan (130) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 24, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprisingly good. Very flavorful with a nice almost sweet finish. Not overly bitter.