grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Attractive bronze color with voluminous, puffy head. Nice looking beer. I immediately recognize the hops as Centennial as my IIPA I’m working on is exclusively Centennial. But, unlike my IIPA this has some malt notes going on as well: some toffee from crystal malt and a wonderful nuttiness/roastiness that I love. Tons of hops suffuse the flavor as well. Very citric, to a degree I don’t achieve in my all-centennial beers, very perfumy and maybe a tad harsh. The malt character hinted at in the nose is pretty overwhelmed by all the hops here and the resulting quite bitter finish, but hey, that’s how it’s supposed to be, right? This is my kind of IPA and there’s little fault to be found here.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle ocurtesy of dirtymartini, thanks again! Ornage -red pour with a yellowed off white head. Aroma of floral, perfumey hops, some grassiness and grapefruit as well. Flvaors of grapefruit, light booze and light pale malt. A lot of sweetness in the medium body with more bitterness coming out torwards the end. Pretty good, though it might’ve had a bit too much age on it, I was hoping it would’ve been a bit brighter.
blankboy (6632) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, jerc, mabel, mds & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy amber-orange with an average size diminishing white head. Aroma: Oh man is that ever fuckin’ nice! Close to the perfect IPA aroma to me, fresh piney & fruity hops backed by sweet malt -- I love it! The wonderful piney hops flavour doesn’t disappoint, along with lots of citrus fruit and just enough malt to balance it out. Nice bitter dry finish. Medium bodied. This is an awesome IPA, up there with some of the best!
hapjydeuce (979) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a nice compensation for the Dorado DIPA, which I thought was a bit over the top. Much better balance overall, with a good palate with a modest amount of hops bitterness. I found this beer easily drinkable, crisp and refreshing, still with a nice bitterness to it even at 6%. Good seshful brew.
jercraigs (8666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2013 2013-04-20. Crisp orange body with a small white head. Modest aroma, lightly caramel malt, modest hops, lightly green. Flavour is similar, modest hops, lightly green, modest bitterness and light fruit throughout. Average plus palate. 3+ Enjoyable but not spectacular. 7/3/7/3/15 3.5
On tap at Coles, Buffalo
2007-04-XX. Copper body with a small white head. Very hoppy aroma, with an odd but pleasant fruit character to it. Flavour is quite similar, and quite bitter, notes of tangerine. Average palate. This is a solid IPA but the hop profile is just not ringing my bells today. Perhaps another go at it some other time, I expect it would grow on me over a few glasses. 8/3/7/3/15 - 3.6 Bottle shared by HogTownHarry.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Blankboy, Hogtown Harry, Jerc, Mds, and Mabel, Harry’s bottle. Fresh tangerine juice aroma - stunning. So bitter taste - weird bitter - floral and up front. Some hint of grapefruit. Wow, I really love this beer and I love Centennial hops. Stunning.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid american IPA - period. I could drink a lot of this, good session beer. Great flavor, mouthfeel, a perfect balance - good shit, can’t complain
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice copper amber. Fair head. Rich woody pine aroma. Citrusy woody pine flavour. Nice malt to back the hops.
robertjm (798) - Albany, California, USA - APR 13, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours nice wonderfully frothy head. Orangy color. Great aroma of hop cones! Awesome hop flavor. Have to admit that I’m partial to Centennials and this brew is 100% Centennial from the bittering to the aroma to the dry hopping!!! Tastes like freshly squeezed pink grapefruit Definately a beer worthy of your shelf. If you can get it BUY IT!!
HogTownHarry (6278) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy, jerc, mabel, mds and tupalev - my bottle via trade with DarkElf - DarkElf+ Fest ’07!!. Slightly cloudy light orange-yellow, average white frothy head. Pineapple/apricotresin/balsam hops, sweet malt, mouth-watering. Taste follows, really pineapple and bitter - odd combo, but good. Average body, astringent, mild carbonation, simple finish. Very nice - excellent west coast IPA.