realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured a nice clear amber/orange with a good lasting off white head. Aroma was big citrus hops with nice noticeable sweet malts. Taste had a smooth citrus bitterness with great balance of malts. Great IPA with nice balance.
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap @ The Griffin in Battle Creek. Pours amber/auburn clear with a nice head and lacing. Hop flavor is very well balanced mix of bitterness and mild sweetness. not a heavy IPA - it has earthy flavors which donít overpower, pine flavor and citrus. The aftertaste lingers for a while, and is memorable. Smooth with minimal carbonation.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 5, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle:Cloudy gold color with a large fluffy off-white head that lasts all the way to the end. A good majority of sticky lacing is pasted to the inside of the glass as well. Typical hoppy aromas of juniper, pine and citrus. The tastes shows sweet floral notes followed by citrus rind bitterness. It is a smooth drink and a bit thin for an IPA, but quite classic for the style. Loved it! Thanks Santa.
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad little IPA pours and smells like you would expect. It even has all the flavor of a decent IPA mouthfeel is a little thin. Good stuff and I will buy again but not amazing.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good deep orange body with a large frothy off-white head. Aroma is of pine, citrus, with light vanilla overtones. Flavor is excellent for an IPA, hoppy and bitter, with a nice malt compliment. Excellent springy ending. Big thanks to brentfeesh for sending this to me as part of his "recovery" plan. =)
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy gold colour, insane amounts of pine aroma. Hoppy! Very nice. Clean, crisp, deliciously bitter. I approve.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2009 On tap at Bottoms Up Pizza on 02/10/2009. Clear golden body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet citrusy and resiny hop aroma with some caramel notes. Sweet citrus hop flavor with some caramel and a resiny background. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. 8/3/9/4/17 - 4.1
08/02/2006: Hazy amber color with a large creamy off-white head. Sweet floral hops aroma. Sweet citrus hops flavor, some hints of vanilla. 8/5/9/4/17 - 4.2
vyvvy (5855) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was shocked when I noticed I had not rated this one - Iíve had many since Iíve been rating. Pours hazy amber with a nice sized white head with nice lacing. Hops hit hard on the aroma - lots of citrus and floral qualities. Malt is apparent to give some balance. Fuller body than most IPAs and a good deal of frothy smooth carbonation. Starts off with a huge amount of floral hops and rich malt to balance them. Bits of woody hops are in the mix also. Then comes a prickly pinecone sensation from the carbonation and citrus / piney hop aspect. Excellent IPA.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden amber appearance with slight head retention and attractive lacing. Large nose, showing floral notes and sweet hops. Full crisp mouthfeel, well-balanced hop profile, grapefruit and minerals, ending in a medium, clean finish. Very enjoyable IPA.
Lubiere (12877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden IPA with a thick creamy white head. Floral C-hops with nutty maderized malt in aroma. In mouth, a fragrant IPA with earthy citrus, a biscuitty malt, light mint notes, lingering hops covering the mouth. A very nice IPA from a trade with Piscator, Nov. 2005.