thelandstander (45) - Davis, California, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not too hoppy, but still a very solid IPA. Crisp and refreshing, beautiful gold color. I like El Toro Deuce better, but this is good too.
cthulu81 (29) - Woodbridge, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this sucka’ has a rocky head good enough for flea snowboarding. don’t know about flea snowboarding? that bespeaks of good persoal hygenie my friend. warm, aged honey color. good start, eh? mild aroma, with obvious pine influence. despite the hop head touting on the bottle label, i found this to be a rather friendly, moderately mild ipa. lacks the complexity of the layered tropical/citric fruit influences of some other ipas, but don’t take that as a detrimental quality. resinous hop astringency is well balanced, just dry enough for that lovely bite and to counter the malt. i would rate this as perhaps the Bill paxton of ipas. there really isn’t any stand-out qualities involved, but then again, you cannot really comp[lain about anything in particular. i’d drink it again.
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CONTAINER VOLUME: 650ml Bomber
CONTAINER TYPE: Bottle (Conditioned)
FRESH: 2785G Consumed 9-22-06
PURCHASED @: Binny’s
HEAD: foamy active 2 finger; slighly yellow; mostly diminishing
LACE: even the head laced on this bad boy; small foamy bubbles on a bed of large ones; streaking lace
TRANSMITTED- Translucent amber
AROMA: floral hops
MOUTHFEEL: medium; very fizzy
PALATE: resiny; after I poured the sediment into the glass it became oily
START- lightly sweet
MIDDLE- moderate bitterness
FINISH- heavy bitterness; not a harsh aftertaste; smoother than HopDevil not as smooth as 2xHearted
COMMENTS: Decent balancing for 69 IBU’s; TONS of huge floaties from the sediment. Very good IPA
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patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle - Pours cloudy orangish with a moderate, lasting head. It has a great citrus hops aroma. There’s a medium body, good, strong hops flavor with a nice citrus addition, and enough malt to support it. The finish is perhaps the only drawback, tasting a little off to me. This is a very solid IPA.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled - LCRBM2 - A copper coloured beer with a lovely welcoming hoppy aroma. The taste has good hop levels with a fine malt balance. Alcohol levels refresh. A tasty enjoyable beer.
Nekronos (3936) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 15, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
NOT my style, too bitter perhaps. Very hopy in taste. BUt soft. With good foam and some orange colour.
bierkoning (11862) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
LCRBM2: Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and red berries in the flavor. Oily hoppy aftertaste.
MarkBarnes (402) - Waterville, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sept. 11, 2006; 22 oz. bomber. Hazy, particulated pour w/ billowy, styrofoam-type head. Thick floral aroma. Attempt to balance the heavy hopping & remarkable bitterness with candyish malts produces a delightfully-chewy brew. I do love the West Coast IPAs.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, LCRBM. Fruits and herbal hops in the aroma. Orange color, off-white head, good lace. Sweet, herbal, apple and nice bitterness, light sticky.
skortila (5094) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[2nd Low Countries RateBeer meeting] Aroma of cascade hops and caramel malts.Hazy, orange coloured with an off-white lasting head. Taste is sweet and smooth cascade hoppy. Some malts and fruitiness in it. Just a bit too sweet though, overall a decent ipa.