WhiteSoxFan (152) - USA - MAR 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. bottle. Bottle conditioned. Pours orangish yellow, just a little cloudy, ~1 cm. white head, a little lacing. Smells nice, picking up some citrus, maybe a little floral aroma. Tastes great, nice high bitterness with citrusy, piney, floraly hop flavor, balanced nicely with a tiny bit of a sweet maltiness. Little creamier, oilier mouthfeel than say a Stone IPA. I really liked this beer, a great IPA, right up my alley.
IrishBoy (3887) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the pub. Dark gold with a beige head. Hoppy aroma and a sweet caramelly taste with only a tiny bit of bieeerness.
mkgrenwel (577) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great fluffy, persistent head. Someone utilized the cascades a bit better in the aroma than the flavor. This beer has all the desired hop aroma, but lacks a bit in the flavor. Mostly just the pine comes out and rides along with the ample, but not dominating, bitterness. I wouldn’t call it a good strong "malt backbone," but there is a good bit of malt in here. Typically the backbone in an IPA simply balances the bitterness. This one actually provides sweetness up front; almost even a caramel sweetness, but not quite. There is some flavor missing between the malt in front and the hop pine and bitterness in back. The mouthfeel is also a bit oily. Somehow, the final beer is greater than the sum of its parts. Despite a few flaws, this comes together to be an entirely enjoyable IPA. Then again, who doesn’t love an IPA?
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Map Room. Pours a medium orange with a white frothy head. A pine and citrus hop smackdown of a beer. A solid IPA.
smcd (366) - USA - FEB 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 Is this beer getting sweeter or is my taste changing?
This is a good beer. It is hoppy. It is medium-full bodied. Definite Cascade aroma coming through and one can note the Columbus as well. Despite the strong hoppiness that predominates in this beer, there is a definite sweet, malty backbone to it as well. Deep-orange in color, usually pretty clear (but sometimes not).
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good gold body with a light head. Pine and hops dominate the aroma. A bit watery in the start but it thickens as you go. Very similar to the Dogfish 90 Minuite IPA and the Stone IPA. Excellent beer.
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (thanks to probiere): Orange coloured. Hazy. Small off white head. Herbal, chocolatish and fruity aroma. Quite powerful. Flavour as well is very full-bodied. Loads of frui, chocolate, herbs and flowers. Light pineneedles and citric. This is good stuff. Has a long and lingering bitterness in the end. Good one.
chadzter (94) - huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a thin offwhite head with a fragrant floral aroma. Nothing but hops with a touch of citrus. Has a nice hoppy bitterness and is a little sour or tart.
BeerandBlues2 (10073) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours light opaque with a tiny patchy and bubbly off-white film with spotty lacing. Fragrant floral fruity hop (pine, peach, aprictot) and caramel malt aroma. Moderately bitter, medium acidity and malty (caramel) flavor, yeast (dough) and sour tart pine, citrus rind hop. Medium bodied and dry palate.
mnurda (1153) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liked this one. Lots of Hops. Well carbonated. Piscator describes it as "Floral" (boy - he is good at describing beer). Wish we could get it here.