chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2006 The hops were so arromatic at first it reminded me, unfortunately, of some flowery air deoderant/bag but I quickly sensitized and now I crave the aroma. Fantastic dry balanced hop flavor if you are in the mood for smoothness. Once or twice iíve had a bottle that seems a bit off, and I donít think itís me-- apparently perfection is hard to achieve 100% of the time.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2006 Aroma is a kiss of sugar sour apple hops. Looks a deep amber gold, small fine white tight hed with sponge cake bubbles. Bitter, a little fruity, not too complex, a little over-bitter masking any potential flavor. Slightly metallic palate. Not to my taste for IPAs.
Re-rate: nice juicysweet citrus aroma. Pilsnery pale gold with whitecap head. Tastes like a big sweet orange with a mild , smooth, creamy hop finish. Moderate-light alcohol presence. Overall a better flavor, palate and experience than my first drink, but still not a top experience, a solid IPA without major flaws.
Ibrew2or3 (7957) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from bottle at Nat. Homebrew Conference 06/23/06. Golden color with white head. The aroma was strong and all hops. I could smell floral and an orange citrus note. The flavor was all hops too. It tastes just as it smells. Nice round hop flavor cut with some citrus hop bitterness. Really nice beer.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Yellowish golden. Clear. Throws a tall creamy white head that clings to the glass. Pungent slightly sweet raspberry hop aroma. Great aroma that makes you want to throw it down immediately. Medium-bodied. Feels slightly sweet in the mouth. There are lots of hops that counteract those hops to make it a well-balanced one. Hoppyness is really mellow and the bitterness is without harsh notes. Finishes somewhat abruptly with a watery feeling. This is a great IPA. Batch 7355.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to a hazy golden-orange, with off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma is strongly hoppy, mostly floral and grass, with a hint of citrus. Flavor is much the same, with just the right amount of hop bitterness. Beer ends with a dry finish. All and all, a very enjoyable IPA.
milewide (1982) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2015 Bottle, batch 7397. Bought at brewery. This is my first 5 rating after 143 reviews. Complex smell and taste with bitter, sweet and fruit. Iím a big fan of Founders and Stones---but this is the best IPA!
16 ounce can. Two weeks old and BALANCED are the keys! Not the highest IBU, but the smoothest IPA in MI.
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Pours clear straw golden with medium fluffy white head. Aroma is big floral and citrus hops with a hint of bready malt. Taste is floral and grassy hops upfront with some sweet bready malt on the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering bitter citrus hop notes. Palate is medium with some stickiness. Overall an excellent IPA with great balance with big hop flavor offset by nice touches of malt.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 7245. Pours a slighty hazy golden amber with an average foamy off white head that left some lacing. Excellent floral and citrus hop aroma with just about the right caramel malt balance for what I look for in a great IPA aroma. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, slight malt sweetness along with a medium hop bitterness. One of the better IPAís Iíve had for sure.
BeerandBlues2 (11728) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12-oz. bottle, Batch 7237 from tjthresh. Pours a slightly cloudy bronze, brass with a medium frothy white head, diminishes somewhat to a patchy film, some lacing. Aroma is very fragrant floral and citrus hops, perfumey, caramel malt (meal, grain, straw), slightly toasted, yeast (dough). Moderately bitter and medium acidity, tart hop rind, pine juice, malty balanced flavor with a hint of oranges. Medium bodied, fizzy and dry palate.
eaglefan538 (3012) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2006 Poured an orange color with a huge pillowy head and great lacing. Took three pours to get it in, while waiting for the head to settle. Sedimentation came out on the last pour(s) and remained separated out, like a black and tan: two phase beer, cloudy sedimentation cloud on top. The aroma was nice, hoppy, some pine, some citrus. The flavor was strongly hopped, some bitter malts underneath, including caramel. Some bitter citrus rinds and some pine hops. The mouthfeel was typical for the style with a fairly heavy body.