KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at Landmark. Golden amber color. Smell of wonderful hops, flowers, pine, caramel, roasted malt, sugar, citrus and orange peal. Taste is fantastic! Taste of hops, malt, citrus, rye, hints of pine, flowers and a rich bitterness at the end. I love this on tap.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear gold with a large frothy off-white head and spotty lacing. The aroma is classic juniper and pine and the taste matches that pretty well. The bitterness is abundant and seems to be more apparent as you continue to consume the beverage. The body is about right and this brew stands among the good IPA’s that one could go to frequently.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber via trade with cbkschubert. Good hoppy aroma with a little citrus zest added. Golden amber look with thin head. Smooth well balanced flavor that is a little rough at first but my palate quickly warmed up to it. Pretty good IPA. Thanks Craig!
johnnysuede (16) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is light and subtle, hue is appealing dark orange, frothy head. Flavor is a bit bitter initially and finish is good. Medium body, texture is dry, and carbonation is soft.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
grapefruit ruby red sweet aroma. light golden with big off white head. quality sweet light grapefruit flavor. tangy, nice.
alexanderj (3524) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 Rerate; liked it even more this time. Great beer. 3.6 to 3.8
Poured a rich gold/auburn color. Aroma of hops, flowers, grapefruit and hops. Taste was very much of citrus hops and malt. Dry and crisp finish. Very enjoyable, and somewhat different.
iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle served in pint glass.Pours a nice hazy gold/copper with cute little sediment partcles flaoting.medium white head.aroama is a earthey tea hop hop smell with a slight sweet malt in the backround.taste is a earthey hop that is slighty citrusy and a sweet carmal malt type flavor.meduim lacing.finsh is very crisp and refreshig.overall a perfect example of a i.p.a not too hoppy but still hoppy.if I were to guess I would say this is probley somehting like the english would ship too india
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2006 22 oz bottle, shared with StompBrockmore - pours hazy gold with a lot of tiny sediment particles floating around in the glass, giving the beer it’s haziness, though I was told that I was crazy. Well, maybe I am. Huge head very atypical of the style - seemed like it belonged on a stout or a trappist - rocky, foamy, delicious. Aroma fairly standard for an American IPA - but standards in that realm are quite high, so it follows that this is too. Fresh piney/grapefruity notes and some floral accents as well, which made it seem soft and welcoming. And then the taste which was much the same, but with a nice malt backbone to keep everything in check. Very easy to drink and I wish I had more, but c’est la vie. Neat clean finish, with a touch of bitterness, but not crazy or anything, OK? Wow, touchy.....It’s just grand - I loved it!
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2007 22oz bottle, shared with VeloVampire - pours a hazy, cloudy orange with a nice big white head. Actually, the head on this was amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a foamy, rocky head on an IPA before. Great stuff! The aroma is typical of American IPA’s, but very clean and inviting - flowery, piney, with lots of citrus in the nose. Flavour is equally clean; obviously lots of hops in here, but no harsh bitterness; instead this is clean and smooth all the way through. The bitterness that comes through at the end is perfect. Very nice! I could certainly get used to this and drink a lot of it. Quite well balanced from top to bottom, grapefruity and full of hop flavour. I wish Ontario brewers would do something like this! A great IPA.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mellow Mushroom, Charlottesville, July 2006. Hazy amber colour. Typical US IPA with a distinctly flowery aroma and plenty of hoppy, pine and grapefruit character in the flavour. Fair belt of alcohol. For me, at least, it didn’t stand out from the crowd to any great extent but hit the spot very nicely indeed.