blutt59 (6163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber, poured a perfect golden orange julius head, nose of malty citrus, flavors run from bready malts, citrus and sweet toffees, has a fine balance of body and nice bitter finish
LilBeerDoctor (3512) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light brown/orange with a white head that leaves pretty lacing on the glass. Aroma is strongly of piney hops, also some grapefruit and citrus hops. The flavor is lots of citrus and a bitter finish. Heavy, rich mouthfeel. Very similar to Green Flash West Coast IPA. Quite enjoyable!
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty great IPA. Nice hoppy flavor. Fruity aroma and slightly citrusy hop flavor Really enjoyable. I don’t even like fishing, but I can see myself on a boat on the middle of a lake catching a big eye trout.
trapez (1537) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0.65 l. Bought Bjergtrolden Roskilde. Unclear golden amber colour with medium white head. Very fruity hops aroma. Bitter taste filled with hops - very dry. Grapefruit. Soft carbonation.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of citrus (largely grapefruit), floral hops. Flavor more of the same. Good malt presence, but still very drinkable. This is splitting hairs, but at times the citrus/grapefruit/floral hoppiness just sort of blended together into general semi-bitter, semi-flavorful hoppiness without taking a side nor a distinct profile. That said, still very, very tasty.
MadIndian (2568) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capones with Stgosaurus. Piney citrus hop aroma with pretty much the same in the taste. Suprisingly smooth and enjoyable.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft @ Capones with Mad_indian. Pours a light clear amber with an average size off-white head. Aroma of citus, caramel, and some pine. The flavor is citrusy, caramel, and a good amount of hoppy bitterness. A little thin, but not bad.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, sparkling amber with an aptly sized, creamy white head that clings firmly to the sides of the glass. At first sniff, the aroma brought me back to the smell of sitting in a cabin on a Baltic sea ferry, the smell of citrus disinfectant, sweat, musk and engine fumes. But further investigation brings it back in line with your ’run of the mill’ American IPA, really sweet hoppiness, loads of perfume and an earthy untercurrent which I can’t figure out whether comes from hops of malt (or both). The body is full and slick, the bitterness is reasonably smooth, but strong at the same time. Thje flavour shows more of that disinfectant citrus, and its really starting to put me off. Undertones of toffee and bush honey. Finish is disinfectant, and solvent alcohol, and bitterness , and a little bit of good. A few faults, but I still enjoyed it.
TomDecapolis (4605) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capones. Pours a translucent golden amber with a medium creamy bubbly off white head that laced. Aroma of all fresh hops, citrus, caramel, light floral notes. Flavor of the same with a nice hop flavor, lots of citrus, some caramel and a great malt balance.
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a fine west cost American IPA. Almost on a par with a Stone Ruination. Problem is ... they’re late. Stone and others have been making fine West Coast IPAs for years now. Good clear copper pour, with a small white head that leaves almost no lacing. Good grapefruit and pine nose and taste, with a long hoppy finish, hints of malt and caramel. Maybe even a little thin compared to the best of the genre. Fine beer, just not innovative enough to displace my current favs.