Bilzmoude (19) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells floral.. hoppy... like a good IPA should... almost of pine. Beautiful light amber coloring... Creamy head with pretty lacing. POW! The bitterness hits you right in the jaw. Bitter in the front and in the back. Too bitter for my tastes, but perfectly characteristic of the style. I am rating this higher than I like it, mostly because I know what a good IPA should taste like, and this is it.
NachlamSie (2883) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2008 bottle. This has the appearance of a solid pale ale: sturdy hazy copper, nice lasting, dense head. I really enjoy the floral aroma. Itís very fresh and exotic with plenty of rather pleasing outdoorsy scents. Flavor is quite well balanced between the peppery hops and smooth sweet malts, though still packs a little bit of a punch with bitterness. This is an enjoyable beer for most occassions.
[Nov 9, 2007]---
Man, this stuff is good on tap. The aroma is completely full of citrusy hops. Flavor is rich of lemon, pine, grapefruit. Malts are just present enough to attempt some kind of counteraction. Even just licking my lips after this one is bitter. Good, clean, rich IPA. Excellent.
[March 2, 2008]
Draught at Yacht Club: Pours a reddish color with a nice off-white head. Hops are all over the place on this. The bitterness cuts like a knife and adds a full citrus flavor. The sweeter side of the beer is bready and only slightly fruity. This is a no-holds-barred IPA.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours rich honey color with a big fluffy white head that leaves good lacing. The aroma is smooth fruity hops with traces of wood and malt. The flavor is very well balanced. Pleasantly bitter and still quite smooth. Earthy and fruity hops mingle in a playground of mild toasty malt. Definitely a good drinkiní beer.
dkoonce (911) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Didnít know it was an IPA when I ordered it. But, waitress said Iíd like it. Aroma was a nice citrus almost pine scent. Not knowing it was an IPA, the bitterness caught me off guard. But, for an IPA, it wasnít that bitter. Rather light.
core (19) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft on tap at Bennigans. Aroma is floral, very hoppy flavor. Dont usually like IPAís but I like this one.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2006 Batch 7196 bottle. Aroma of piney and floral hops, with a little bit of grapefruityness. Smells freakiní awesome. Slight sweet malts also noted. Hazy light golden with a small white head. Big floral hops in flavor, with a fair amount of bitterness midway, and slight bitterness in the finish taken over with a sweet homemade bread
maltiness. Very well balanced for an IPA. Very softly carbonated. Will be getting this one again!
IndianaRed (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Batch 6957 Pours a clear light orange golden with ahuge fluffy persistant white head. As is slowly recedes, the glass is still coated with lacing that is drying in place. Like that fake frost people spray in their windows. Aroma is quite sweet for the style, more on the citrusy side than piney. Flavor is rather mild in the hops and the sweet light malts are mellow and soft. Carbonation is much less than I expected after the loud HISS when I opened it and for the size of the head produced. Very mild bitternes on the trailer and a very soft feel. Very yummy. Thanks to Styles for setting me up with this one
chicagobears (430) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2006 Intense floral nose. Suprising and pleasant. Golden brown, a bit hazy.
Nice and bitter. The hops are almost overwhelming, but are most welcomed. Iím enjoying this a hell of a lot more than I thought I would. Rich clinging head that follows to the end.
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2006
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite IPA. Better than Stone. A golden hazy color. Lots of centenial hops on the nose. Awesome hop flavor and enough malt to make everything perfect. Long bitter dry finish. Great!
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Batch # 7094. Light brown in color. Aroma was very floral, and somewhat fruity. Big time hops, and somewhat bitter. Iím not an IPA fan, but itís one of the better ones Iíve had.