sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 9/21/07. 12oz bottle. Clear with a deep amber hue. Layer of bone white head. Decent hop nose. Nuances of bright red fruit, oranges and a touch spicy and piney. Medium bodied and well blended. Long bitter hop finish. Spicy and slightly peppery. Nice hop blend. Mild bready malts. Smooth rolling transition until the very end when it exploades bitterness across the tongue. Slightly sour, off-putting note. Almost dirty mop water. Is that too negative? More so an earthy hop flavor. But still nice.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, bright copper with a thin, fine head. Full gamut of hops aromas--citrus, pine, spice, and earth--all in measured, subdued amounts with some underlying grainy characteristics. All this is duplicated in the flavor without much dimension. Clean, medium body, fairly well-balanced with a fine finish.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12-oz. bottle--Wow! what a surprise hit! Poured a copper-orange body with a decent white fluffy head. Big notes of floral hops, pininess and delectable "it" quality. Fresh, clean, and crisp. A real treat of an IPA brewed in the PNW style.
Thure (152) - DENMARK - SEP 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber to orange colour with a whit-ish head. The aroma is of maltyness and hops. The flavor is hoppy in a nice balance with the malt backbone and the aftertaste is somewhat bitter and a bit grassy.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle served cold. a hazy orange with an off-white head. aroma is fruits, but couldn’t place which ones. taste is big hops and slightly sweet. very good IPA. would definitely buy again.
BuckeyeBoy (2876) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2007 12oz Bottle Pours out a nice amber topped with a great off white head. Very nice aroma of hops along with some sweetness. (maybe like a dry hop) Tast is once again nice hops a little bitter. A nice IPA from MT
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orangish red. Good white head. Bitter, good hoppy aroma. Light sweetness. Smooth. Mild body and taste. Soft. Good hop taste.
OldMrCrow (1952) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear orange with a nice butter-colored head. Fruity hop aroma, spicy pine. The flavor is again driven by the fruity hops; lots of pineapple juice in this one, a bit metallic early, some caramel through the middle, a hint of some herb - sage? - and then a close that is a bit vegetal (though not bad) and not quite in line with the rest of the beer. The mouthfeel is a little bit prickly but otherwise reasonable.
This is a perfectly passable IPA if not an exceptional one.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2008 Date: 11/02/2006
Appearance: hazy orange, whispy white head,
Aroma: big citrus hop aroma with plenty of caramel sweetness,
Flavor: big hop flavor, lots of bitterness, nice caramel sweetness,
getting crystal as well as caramel in the sweetness, nine bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
fruity but not overpowering...color, carbonation, and mouth presence are all middies...a mild, smooth ipa