drewbeerme (3836) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, recently released 2008 vintage. thanks doubleo for this one! pours hazy golden with white head. a huge grapefruit and mango hop aroma bursting out. wonderful grapefruit and mango hop flavors. pretty straight forward, extremely tasty, and PNW hoppy bliss. I could drink tons of this.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Clear orange color with a thin, persistent billowy head. Great spicy, peppery floral hop aroma. Taste is aggressive, but the floral characters balance everything out. The finish is subdued but tingles from the hops. Palate nearly perfect for an IPA. Well put together.
StefanSD (1985) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 28, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2011 650 bottle from Bev4less in Santee. Pours a copper-gold color with a big sudsy white head that leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is rich and pungent with big citrus notes, mandarin oranges in particular, this nose had a Pavlovian effect on me in which I broke out into a drool. A perfect ten in aroma! The taste is centered on the various fruits listed in the description with a big focus on sweetened pink grapefruit flavor and a bit of pine. The mouthfeel is silky smooth and the carbonation is light. The finish is long and lightly biter with lingering pineapple. Overall: this is a great IPA, one that elevates the art of brewing. Highly recommended.
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2010 Bottle courtesy of hopscotch by way of WeeheavySD.
Pours clear straw colored gold with a small white head and intricate lacing. Incredibe aroma, one of the best smelling beers Iíve had the pleasure of drinking. This thing is packed with mango, pineapple and grapefruit smells with a piney note. The taste is strong on the citrus with grapefruit and pineapple coming through the strongest on the finish. Not overly bitter but its definitely an IPA. Again not my style but this is a very impressive IPA.
Taverner (1068) - San Ramon, California, USA - MAR 27, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2009 Very dank and aromatic IPA. First thing after popping the bottle is the aroma - it just comes at you. You could smell this beer across a room - and thatís a good thing. Full of rich hop character, very piney and resinous as well as citrusey. Reminds me of Blind Pig. Flavor is sweetness that slowly recedes, with a bitter note that sticks around. Not much aftertaste, but thatís OK. Once again, BP makes another great beer!
SECOND REFLECTION: This is one amazing beer. Right now, I will change it to be above Blind Pig.
kramer (4550) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My 100th IPA rating! WooHoo! 22 oz bottle, via trade. Pours a clear dark straw gold body with a nice big foamy white head that left lots of intricate lacing. Wow! The nose on this is just killer. So bright and fresh smelling, the hops are bursting with fruit aromas of tangerine, apricots, and peach. Minimal malt in the nose, but thatís just fine by me. It just smells so simple and yet so complex at the same time. The flavor is really interesting as well, thereís so much hoppiness, but the bitterness is really minimal, making it incredibly easy to drink. So much mango and dried apricot on the finish, yet the low bitterness makes it fade fairly quickly that you want another sip right away. The malt is so subtle and secondary that it really showcases the hops well. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied with a bit of doughy stickiness on the finish. The carbonation really brings out the hops as well, firm and fizzy, but itís really fine. Overall, this was one of the best IPAs that Iíve had in a long time! Iím glad that I tried this so fresh though, cause I think that this will lose alot of itís beauty pretty quick. Fantastic stuff!
ChazMania (642) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAR 24, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2009 Bomber. This is a fantastic IPA. Pours very clear and has the citrus aroma in spades. White peach, grapefruit, lemon, honey. I think these beers go from the far "pine" spectrum to the far "citrus" spectrum. This is far on the citrus side. Fantastic and easy to drink, I could have this all day long.
Rerated 11/25/09: from 4.1 to 4.5 this is amazing beer, Huge aroma of fresh citrus hops and absolutely delicious on my tongue. wow, killer beer.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Gold. Modest white head. Huge resiny, grassy, lightly fruity and citrusy hops. Subtle malt background. Nicely bitter. Medium body, balanced, easy to drink. Excellent west coast hop bomb.
CheesedMan (554) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a warm copper color. Aroma is spectacular, pine, sweet peaches, I am really liking this. The flavor is almost elegant, with some citrus notes coming through. I really like this.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. Earthy, fruity aroma offers tropical and citrus fruit with additional notes of cannabis, crystal malt and toffee. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Toffee malt alongside bitter, citrusy, earthy hops. Bittersweet, grassy finish. Bottle courtesy of WeeHeavySD!