BOLTZ7555 (2580) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ AZ Strong Beer Festival. Molten lava pour with a small steamy white head. Pretty damn tasty...and for a single IPA of only 6.5%, definitely holds its own against some IIPA’s @ the event. Very well balanced with pink grapefruit, orange peel and lemon zest followed by caramel and toffee. Not a ton of pine; just enough to impact the palate. NICE!!!
Sparky (2132) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the AZ Strong Beer fest – my first from Nevada, and a good representation at that! Pours a clear dark gold with a small off-white head. The nose is ripe citrus and malt. The taste is ripe citrus, toffee, tart grapefruit and resin in the finish. Medium body -very good IPA.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2008 Tap at cafe. Medium golden in color upon pouring. Bitter citric aroma. Grapefruit flavored hoppiness. A little bit of pine needles. This is a decent IPA.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Chicago Brewing Co (they were out of their IPA, sampled at Big Dog’s later that day). This beer pours a clear yellow-amber color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Stringy lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and hops. Medium-bodied and moderately bitter with pine and citrus hops flavors, plus a touch of malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering grapefruit and hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12-01-07 tap at brewery
No real powerful aroma - hint of hops but that is it. Hoppy decent flavor. Light pale yellow thin pour. Watery texture. Just average - but not horrible. Flavor is hoppy and not too soapy. Overall, not bad.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours an off white head that laces and yellow/gold color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is bitter citrus hops-lemon/pine, secondary light malt-some caramel sweetness. OK carbonation.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium gold colored pour with a semi-hopy aroma. Not as hoppy as some reviewers mentioned, at least when I had it. Taste was mild bitterness, with less hop flavor. I found the hop harvest to be a strong flavored, and better IPA. Needed more malty sweetness and hops to make it pop a bit.
unclemattie (3902) - Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
20 oct 07, draft at BD Cafe & Casino, LV. Small cloudiness. Golden color. Light that the (HolyCow!) Pale Ale. Nice lacing. Huge aroma of Pine Trees and Grapefruit. Flavor is all hoppppp bitterness. Spruce Tea. Hop Heads Beware!!
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011
Date: December 15, 2004
Appearance: clear amber, thin white head
Body: creamy body
Flavor: lots of hop and grapefruit flavor, sweet citrus
Overall: ipa as it was meant to be
Date: July 01, 2005
Appearance: big sweet aroma of grapefruit sprinkled with sugar
Aroma: sweet malt and tempered hop flavor, does not live up to the aroma
Overall: needs another review before being downgraded
Date: July 01, 2005
too cold? bigger hops and bigger malt flavor, but not picking up the promise of the aroma or the wonder of the beer I had six months ago (after too many other stops that day, I confess), goes great with twice baked cajun wings
Date: January 03, 2006
Appearance: opaque rusty orange, frothy white head, nice lace
Aroma: huge sweet citrus aroma like sugar sprinkled on grapefruit
Flavor: sweet pine flavor with nice bitterness, the hop flavor saturates after a while until you need to scrape them off your tongue
Overall: back to greatness
Name: Small IPA?
Date: April 04, 2011
Appearance: slightly hazy copper, creamy beige head, solid lace
Aroma: big sweet orange citrus aroma, sweet crystal malt, lots of orange with a dash of orange rind, crystal and orange combine for a orange candy character
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of citrus hops, just enough bitterness to balance the sweet crystal malt
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Date: April 05, 2011
inconsistancy is the way with this beer, still a good citrus and grapefruit character but not the special batch that shows from time to time, maybe it’s all about freshness and timing, later I found out it’s about getting the beer you order,
Date: April 10, 2011
so this was the wonderful orange citrus laden IPA I had on my first visit this trip,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: *** /4
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2008 Medium amber gold with a medium cream-colored head. Bright hops aroma with some citrus, pine, earth, and spice. Clean bitterness with dry malt flavors and hops. Lighter-bodied IPA with clean bitter finish.