elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2009 updated 4/10/09: bomber, $4.99. Pours light gold-orange, with medium head. Soapy aroma, with strong floral and piney notes. Palate is crisp, with lingering finish. Flavors of sweet tangerine, orange marmalade, and grapefruit are most prominent. Overall, this beer is perfectly tasty, a very soapy-sweet rendition.
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Chandler Whole Foods with cascade hops. Pours a light golden color with a respectable white head. Loaded with hops in the aroma and flavor. Faint citrus and malt. Perfect for pairing with bar food.
Rusty (1537) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Special keg dry hopped with amarillo hops @ Chandler Whole Foods. Pours a nice hazy golden color with a decent white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, pine, and malt. Flavor is big citrusy hoppy bitter goodness. The regular version of this is a good IPA, but the dry hopped version was fantastic.
ahalloin (54) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Glowing golden color with two-finger width head that slowly recedes back into the beer or clings to the side of the glass. Pillowy head made up of small fluffy bubbles. Aroma is strong (I could smell it well while I was pouring) Initially I got whiffs of caramel, pine, and some citrus. Upon a deeper inhalation, a floral bouquet became apparent with a lighter piny aroma and some notes of tropic fruit, grapefruit and kiwi. The mouthfeel is larger than I expected as the hoppiness dominates my mouth. The flavor is complex yet satisfying! I can best describe it as a light toffee and caramel core with a citrus and pine hoppy perimeter. This is one of my favorite IPAs!
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brewed in the USA !!! (KSBF) Pours a orange color with a sm white head. The aroma of citrus and hops. The taste is of grapefruit, pine needles, and fruits. Overall this ipa was pretty good !!!!
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome tropical fruit aroma. Mango and starfruit. Good flavor, more tropical fruits. Rich, creamy mouthfeel. Not scorchingly hoppy. Very nice.
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 22-oz bomber during Surly D-Day. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of citrus zest, a touch of grapefruit, light caramel and multi-grain malt with a hint of tropical fruit. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of multi-grain malt, citrus zest, a touch of grass and some pine. Finish is semi-dry with a lingering bitterness.
emacgee (4207) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks southbay. Pours a reddish copper amber with a creamy yellowish one finger head. The nose is piny, citrusy, grapefruit rind, sweet, malty, lightly earthy. The flavor is earthy, malty, piny/herbal hop grapefruit rind bitterness. The palate is waxy and has a pretty dominate bitterness.
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (6.0%)@Konttori, Tampere. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is grass, some mild fruityness as well as mildly bready. Flavour is licorice, bigtime grass, some spices and mild fruityness. Big grassy aftertaste.
TBone (13239) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled ABV 6,0%, 650 ml).
Clear amber color, small off-white head. Rye bready-hoppy, slightly yeasty aroma. Medium-bodied. Rye bready, strong hoppyness with hints of licorice. Pale malty backbone. Solid, although simple IPA.