DrnkMcDermott (2898) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Smell under the cap is more malty than hoppy, bit of a surprise there. But hops come out when I pour into a shaker, bitter and piney. Older copper penny color with a spongy head. Hops are more upfront in the taste, almost a scorcher of bitterness. Makes me think of the Bellís Hop Smash I had last night, though Iím sure itís nowhere near that many IBUs. Quite bitter, maybe to the detriment of hop character, a bit earthy, with some orange rind peeping out at the end. Malt is just slightly sticky, the kind I always fall back on "caramel" to describe. But the only room for possible fault comes in the choice of how the hops are presented. May be too crude for some, but I find myself liking it. This was from a variety 12-pack, I think $15 in Kenosha, meaning this is probably a bargain for a good IPA at its home state.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light citrus and grassy hops on the nose. Pours copper with amber highlights. Lots of citrus and fruity hops. I was actually pleasantly surprised. Meduim bodied. Finishes crisp wil some refreshing hoppy dryness.
trum22 (13) - USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one starts off pretty good with a beautiful reddish-copper hue and a tan head, but the good times donít carry over to the initial taste. Flavor is a bit metallic, and other than that itís all hops, hops, hops. Heavy bitterness lingers a little too long at the end. I donít think Iíd get this again.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a nice clear copper color from the 12 ounce bottle with a modest white creamy head that fades away leaving the lace to coat the glass in a thin sheet. Nose has a citrus like crispness, chock full of spicy hop aroma, sweet malt, and a bit of fruit, start has a pleasant malt profile, sweet at the front and a bit of hop bitterness at the back, top is medium in feel. Finish continues the hop spiciness; somewhat sweet dry aftertaste ends the beer, a nice drinking IPA.
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep orange amber with a rocky off-white head that laces the length of the glass. Huge aroma of fresh passionfruit and tangerines. Solid sweet malt base with deliciously fruity hops leading into a very bitter woody finish. A delicious IPA.
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - OCT 22, 2007
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice, well-balanced, partly sweet, partly citrusy, generous head and lacing, non-abrasive finish. Very easy to put down quite fast. Almost right there at the level with Nectar Ales IPA.
BelgianBeerGal (3374) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a shaker glass. Pours an amber/copper colour with a thin white head and good lacing. Aroma was sweet pine. Grapfruit bitterness in the flavour was very nice with a fruity, sweet finish. Really exciting IPA, especially if you arenít a fan of pungent, strongly bitter hops.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber, somewhat hazy. Aroma of flowers, caramel, some hops and wet forrest. Flavor is full bodied, sweet, hops and a bit of pine flowers come through. Somewhat "light" IPA, doesnít dominate with bitters. A very drinkable IPA, however I enjoy my IPAís a bit more pungent. Overall not a bad beer.
drfabulous (4713) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hopped. Fairly decent finish. Not the greatest IPA I ever had, but who knew Montana was in the game? I do know.
CasperQuaffer (142) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-copper color with sculpted head. Aroma fruity with a strong floral overtone. Flavor unexpectedly sweet, almost candy-like. This is one of the few beers Iíve tasted that the sweetness is bearable, probably due to the tangy hops. Good body on the palate.