bhensonb (10212) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice citrusy hoppy aroma. Deep amber color with a frothy white head. Starts with malt, followed by a big hit of hops, and then malt again. Rather a malty IPA. It finishes with grapefruity bitterness. Really nice.
mjg74 (2458) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a fairly dark amber color. Syrupy hop aroma that is slightly sweet. Fairly citric. Fairly dry hoppiness throughout. Some grapefruit and malt. Bitter finish.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 pack from Bev Mo La Mesa. Pours a burnt orange color with a nice off whitw head. Nose of pine, hops and some citrus. A nice "beginers" IPA
IndianaRed (2163) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a clear medium copper witha huge light tan head that is very sticky and lasting. Lots of thick sticky lacing. Aroma is fairly light on the malts but lots of sweet citrusy hops. Flavor was sharper and more bitter that the aroma suggested. Feel is moderately heavy and quite smooth and soft. Plenty of stinging bitterness at the end. Fairly accurate com. description.
Of the few locals this may be my favorite IPA
jake65 (2521) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great amber color and off-white head for an IPA. Aroma is rich with citrus and hops, taste is also packed with hops, citrus, pine, and some roasted maltiness. Nice blend and balance here, a solid IPA.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color with a heavy cream colored head that diminishes rather quickly, but stays as a lid and some speckles of lace. Grapefruit, lemon zest and nectarines are backed up by mild caramel and toasted grain. Some woody pine scents come out as it warms. Fairy typical and uneventful. First impression in the flavors is that they are there, but they seem to be in a watery state. Start quick with some citric, acidic hops and then goes watery. A burst of toasted malt and touch of toffee, followed by another drought of flavors. Dry finish and then a nice return of malt in the linger. Seems to be more a teeter-totter than a balancing act.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a darkish amber with medium-large frothy haed that disappears rather quickly. Nice sweet aroma of flowery hops. Smells better than it tastes. Bitter flavor, leaves a little bitterness on the tougne after the finish. Decent IPA.
after4ever (5861) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12-oz., courtesy BitBucket’s generosity and time-zone-hopping. Pours a beautiful amber with a dense, rocky, diminishing white head. Big fragrant piney hop nose. Body on the light side of medium with tastefully restrained carb. Light flavor--gentle hop mid-palate with just a bit of caramel sweet; the attack is less pronounced. The finish is piney/resinous hop again, but not as much as the nose. Smells a bit better than it tastes, but a good beer.
linkolnlogg (94) - your home, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 Scent upon popping off the cap is a sweet flowery boquet of hops and sugaryness. Pours a deep amber to brown colour, crisp and clear, with a nice foam / bubbly head that slowly dissolves into layers of light lace. Flavour is a tasteful earthy hoppy combination. Starts out sharp and moves quickly into an interplay of sharp with earthy... sustains for quite awhile and then goes down smooth leaving a reminiscence of a floral hop flavour on the palate. Overall an excellent - above average IPA... Lacking slightly in complexity but balanced by a strong character in body...
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours an almost ruby-tinted amber, with a dense, orange-dreamsicle colored head that retains forever and leaves great lace. sharp hop nose has distinctly piney and citric notes - almost lemony brightness on top of the floral/pine bouquet. flavor is clean hoppiness all the way through - from the almost tart citric opening through the thick pine needles and all the way to a singingly bitter finish. I guess there’s some malt there - you are concious of a bit of sweetness - but hops run the show.
absolute top notch IPA. very hoppy flavors with a good drinkable base. best IPA I’ve poured out of a bottle in quite some time.