SrSilliGose (3325) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle Not sure how old, but consumed soon after i got it. pours a clear copper with a small offwhite head. aroma of sweet caramel and light fruity, pine-laden hops. a bit too bready and sweet for my liking. okay, not great.
JMerritt (1898) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium gold with a moderate bright white head. Grapefruit, vanilla cookie, subtle black pepper nose. Mild-to-moderate carbonation, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet flavor with a very mild alcoholic finish. Very tasty, refreshing and zesty IPA. 2010 Western Illinois University Performing Arts Society Beerfest.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured orange with decent head smelled of hops and malts as well as citrus and pine tasted of hops balanced by the malt
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where are your palates people? This beer starts off nice, then gives you a punch of some kind of weird off hop thing. Finishes like every other forgettable IPA I have had in my life. Glad I only purchased one.
tennisjoel (1241) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber orange pour. Thick white head. A little bit of a candied hop profile. Slightly harsh on the tongue. Overall a well made IPA, but I think having this after Pliny and being assaulted with hops, it might have been better to have this another time. Still very solid.
NJJereme (375) - Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with a nice thick, off-white head, good lacing. Aromas of pine and lemon. Analogous flavors with an added layer of butterscotch and a warm touch of alcohol. Medium bodied with a bite at the mid-tongue. Nicely nuanced.
olsvammel (4339) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at SBWF. It poured a hazy golden liquid with a small white head. Very malty flavour with cockies, biscuits, grapefruit and grass. Lots of flavour and an aggresive bitterness.
trevor211 (1467) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Rattle N Hum in Manhattan. Pours a transparent orange. Lots of juicy citrus (especially mandarin) in this one, balancing nicely with very traditional caramel malts. Sessionable above all else... but lacking a bit of punch.
DuffMan (8167) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Pours a hazy honey gold with a generous white, clingy head. Big aromas of tropical fruits and sweet juniper. Mouthwatering! Flavours of passionfruit, green mango, juniper give way eventually to sweet, slightly chewy toffee malts. Finish is bitter, but also a little spicy and tangy. What is it that elevates this beer among other west coast IPAs? Hard to put my finger on it, but this seems to strike a perfect balance for me between malt and hops with some beguiling character traits that win me over. Outstanding!
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampel at SBWF 2010. Pours light amber with a bleached white head. Flavor is dominated by heavy overripe fruits and the malt tastes are fatty and oily. There is something in bitterness coming in the aftertaste that is disturbing though, but I just can’t put my finger on what it is.