iradog (32) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an auburn medium dark color and has a good amount of head. Very nice aroma witha good balance of hops with a slight grapfruit kick.
tennisjoel (1151) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In a head to head IPA tasting, this was the first of the beers we sampled. Copper colored pour with a thin head. Nose is grapefruit, apricot, and some caramel malts to balance it out. Taste is lightly bitter, palate is simple. Overall a middle of the road IPA, not something I will seek out in the future, but not bad by any means. This finished 7th out of 10 beers in the tasting.
islay (852) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Approximately 4 oz. sample from a 12 oz. bottle at an IPA tasting hosted by tennisjoel. This was the first of ten IPAs we tried, all of them American craft brews. Hoppy aroma features citrus, pine, and floral notes, all of which are also prominent in the flavor. Pours an amber color with a moderate amount of short-lasting off-white head. In addition to the elements present in the aroma, the flavor is yeasty and contains a slight lemon sourness. Medium-bodied, buttery, and lively but subdued in the palate. This is a solid, prototypical IPA. It was my seventh favorite in the tasting, but I also would consider it the most traditional (American) IPA in the mix. If a non-beer drinker wants to know what an American IPA tastes like, this would be a good beer to which to direct him.
Padron4KM (531) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. No date code on the bottle.
Dark golden, with a thick creamy head that leaves lots of sticky lace behind.
Citrus and pine nose. Touch of malty sweetness down deep.
Flavor is sweet orange,with some grapefruit. a touch of caramel to balance it out.
Not a very complex brew, but it is still quality.
JohnnyJ (4040) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a fizzy head. Nice aroma of piney hops, citrus, sweet malt, floral notes, and some light fruit. Flavor is nice and easy to drink. Citrusy, hopy, and some malt.
ZiggyG (131) - Gladstone, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark gold/light amber. Medium height offwhite fizzy head. Head leaves lacing stuck to the side of the glass, and in a delicate pattern on the surface. Aroma is very nice, strong citris, good floral hop smell. Flavor is a bit one dimensional, lots of hops, not quite enough malt to balance it. Finish is quite bitter and nice. Texture is normal for the style, fairly thin, but coats the roof of your mouth. Pretty good beer.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured amber with aroma and flavor of pine and citrus and hops.
Nice ,easy drinking IPA.
Well baanced, easy drinking and not overpowering.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice citrusy hop aroma with a slight hint of pine. The flavor is a nice balance between citrus and pine, with a nice little malt backbone that marries it all together to form a solid easy drinking IPA.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy golden cooper color with a small off-white head. Moderate grapefruit and pine aroma over caramel malt. Malty flavor with a piney middle and finish. Bitterness on the finish is moderate.
waolsen (1333) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. dark copper with frothy off white head. big citrus, very rich malts, grainy. aroma bounces back in forth. body much the same. a little sourness and decent bitter bite. nice.