greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 18, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a beautiful beer, in every sense of the word. Looks stunning in the glass, deep orange/amber with cream coloured thick foamy head which persists down the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and freshly baked biscuits. Flavour is the same, but is far from one dimensional. There’s depth here, and I just can’t get over how fresh this beer tastes. The finish goes on forever, and the sweet malts really make themselves known, but the perfect bitterness balances well. Just a great beer.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great IPA that’s all citrus. Stood up nicely to a much hoppier beer I was drinking right next to it. A very simple IPA but one that’s clean and pungent and full of great hoppy bitterness.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great example of a simple single hopped ipa with a great result! not complicated, not strong, just really showcases the hops and the brewmasters skill. excellent! perfect session beer for geeks, and actually attainable(unlike the sculpin)!
edmajorjoe (80) - Vail, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy and everlasting on the palate. A good looking amber with a head that doesn’t disperse for a while. Good but not very strong at 6% AC.
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice hop flavor, but not quite bitter enough and the hop profile doesn’t linger enough for my tastes.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice surprise on this one. Huge grapefruit and orange flavor with some pine hops. Lightly bitter, with lots of caramel malts to balance. Nicely dry finish that lingered for a while. Not the most bitter IPA out there. Medium bodied and medium carboantion. Very drinkable. Strong aroma similar to the flavor.
evergreen0199 (2898) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at GBBF 2009. Copper coloured pour with decent white head. Hoppy aroma. Lingering bitterness, citrus fruit, hoppy, dry, refreshing.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice to see a bomber for $3.99, oh well, so it is not Sculpin, I’ll live (by the way, why is that so rare, just replace this stuff with that). Pours with a large off-white head over a golden hay body. Aroma is strong with citrus, orange blossom, lightly herbal hops, tea notes, caramel, toffee and melon. Taste is aggressively spicy and herbal hops, with a tea like aspect, a bit of rotten melon, and some toffee. Medium carbonation and a dry finish.
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rattle N Hum
Appearance: clear , straight amber shade , mid white top.
Nose: blend of hops with sweet sugary malts , refreshing and clean. 6+
Flavor/Palate : mid full bodied. Edge and hop bitter top present , malt bit underpowered here. Filling body with some citric front and leafy top. American styled bitter.
aaronbr (163) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2009 On tap at the Rose and Crown in Palo Alto. Pours a nice orange copper, not much aroma. Tastes like a good IPA, I have no real complaints.