Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle poured a creamy and coating thin off white head atop a tawny-copper body. Bright and comforting fruity hopped nose that lead perfectly into the first taste and maintained as the beer warmed. Full-bodied creamy balance. One of the most inspiring west coast IPAs in a while! Great finish with hints of caramel, citrus and pure joy. very very enjoyable beer!
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Aroma: Huge hop aroma with a loads of pine, resin, and fruit (grapefruit, peach, pineapple). The faintest whiff of malt behind all that hop. Appearance: Light Amber in color and slightly hazed. Off-white head was full and foamy with good retention. Good lacing. Flavor: A light bready malt with a touch of caramel, and then the hops kick in with a strong dose of pine and resin. Followed closely by grapefruit, pineapple, and peach. Some grass into the finish. Bitterness bites nicely, but isn’t excessive. Very dry finish. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: Solid West Coast IPA. Packed full of hops, but doesn’t kill you with bitterness. Really enjoyed it.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2007 22 oz. bottle - strong aromas and inch head upon pouring; golden in color with strong hops; slightly bitter; new (and higher) impression after enjoying on tap at the mystic theater
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(On tap) Clear, fully golden with a creamy, off-white head leaving laces. Extremely fat hop aroma with lots of astringent grapefruit and pine. Medium body with a lightly sweet maltbase and then an incredible, fruity bitterness. 230307
brianbuntz (49) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a mostly clear amber. Aroma of peach and apricot. The hops lend a predictable bitterness for a West Coast IPA, but this beer has strong piney undertones. The body is a bit thin. Overall, a sold California IPA.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good ale, very bitter like any IPA strong in hops, great aroma, good head
chadje (209) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2015 22oz. bottle. Pours a nice amber color with a good head. Smells good and tastes even better. A perfect balance of hops and one of the best IPA’s I have had.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, thanks Bmartin08, smells fantastic and looks great too, tastes just like cascade hops should, nice and balanced with a little zip on the tail end. a good west coast IPA, yet another beer i could drink daily if it was available
Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Light watery yellow pour. Aroma is grapefruit with slight grass. Grapefruit hoppy profile in the flavor. Not as much grass as is evident in the nose. Delightful IPA that isn’t over the top or over-bearing.
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good strong hoppy brew. Really enjoy beers from Bear Republic, one of the best in CA.