scanman (149) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an excellent IPA. Very fresh and aromatic. Very alcoholic. The hops are really complex in the final brew. I really appreciated the malt backing it up. Highly recommended. Much better that Boonville.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one of the top three ipa’s I have tasted!The other two are Stone and Pizza Port.I’m not sure which one I like the best.This had a nice.fragrant aroma.Head was good and short lived.Color was a medium amber color.It had a lasting bitter finish,but getting there I tasted grapefruit,and barley.Very good!
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light amber color with a small white head.Great hop aroma with a nice and sweet caramel malt aroma backing.Flavor is a nice hop bite follwed by some malt backing.Great bitter ending.Very good IPA.
Beerdedone (2877) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours amber with a beige head. Aroma of citrus & hops. Flavor is citrus, pine, carbonation, sweetness, and hops. This is a damn good IPA.
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 Bottle. Orange hazy color, a little lighter than I’d like, with a few bubbles. Aroma of orange and to a lesser extent grass hops with some brown sugar. Smooth, smooth pine hoppy taste with a nice malt backbone and a pronounced but not overwhelming bittersweet finish.
nolankowal (937) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the Columbus gathering, brought by Sliffy. Orange color with a light tan head. The aroma was grassy with some fruit, pine , sweet malt and alchohol. The flavor had a good amount of balance though a bit metalic at times. The hops came through in the front and then creep back in the finish...though the finish was a bit thin. Pretty decent brew overall.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2007 Bottle nestled among a shelf full of great west coast brews (Stone, Alesmith...) at BevMo in Pasadena, CA. Mildly hazy burnt orange pour with a tall off white head and plenty of lacing. Pine, grapefruit and hops bound from the glass to the nose. Full-bodied resiny, piney grapefruit flavors surrounding a solid malt center. Creamy mouthfeel and a snappy bitter finish. Another great and well-crafted west coast hop bomb!
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to santa: Pours an orange color with a light tan head. Aroma of pine and citrus, a little resinous and earthy. Flavor, not nearly as intense as the aroma suggests, citrusy, very west coast in style. Not much in the way of a malt presence, but a little sweetness came through on the finish. Pretty damn good though.
Headbanger (3491) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle-Amber in color with a white head with an aroma of hops. Taste again of hops and more hops. A great IPA.
bgburdman9 (859) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Columbus gathering beer#3. Brought by Sliffy. Aroma of strong pungent hops. There was a little alcohol burn at the back of the tongue after a long and deep sniff. Was very light on the tongue but still smooth. Needed a little more flavor hops, aroma hops overpowered.