Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2008 Draft at the Nashville brewpub, 5/14/06: Nice gluey head on a powerfully dark orange or rust-colored brew. Seductively fruity aroma. Wow ... this is what beer is about. Powerful floral hop bouquet without being overpowering. This is damn near the perfect beer.
TAR (2391) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2001
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best pale’s in the country. Has one many awards to back it. Bottle conditioning lends a full, creamy palate. Excellent hop character and just enough malt. Try it at the Real ALe Fest. if you don’t believe me.
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The best micro in Nashville, and one of the better IPA’s being produced on the east coast. Even better from the cask...
BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask Conditioned version - on tap at Boscos Nashville. Amber hue with a creamy off-white head. Excellent lacing that really clings to the glass. Heavy hoppy aroma with hints of herbs, pine, and grapefruit. Also detected a slight grainy and bready malt presence. Good balance on the palate, bitter hoppy finish, but not extreme. Dry and lively mouthfeel. A very good American IPA. Seek out when in Tennessee.
desurfer (1186) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-amber body with no head. Palate is nice and smooth, with not too much carbonation. Flavor is super sticky and hoppy, with a whole mess of different hops characters (pine, citrus, and pepper) all dancing together to make a wonderful hop profile that works great. I like!
SpringsLicker (2943) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bosco's Fred Scheer does an excellent job with this IPA. Hoppy, smooth and the bitter is just right. Very enjoyable IPA.
csaso (1141) - Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - fair thick head, medium amber color, nice hoppy citrusy flavor, not the storngest IPA around, but good none-the-less
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very refreshing hops flavor. Hit the spot when I truly needed it.
aracauna (2931) - Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber with a good head. Great fresh hop aroma with a nice balance of pine tar and grapefruit rind. My guess is that the beer is heavily dry hopped because flavor lacks aroma's promise. It still has a nice bitter finish. Slightly creamy mouthfeel.
CASK VERSION: I had this as the same festival (Southern Brewer's Festival in Chattanooga, TN). The aroma was similar but stronger and tilted more to the grapefruit rind. The hops also came through more in the flavor with a strong tongue-tingling hop bitterness from start to finish. Definitely a better beer on cask.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
-Aroma: Citrusy with a punch full of hops
-Appearance: Nice orange tint
-Flavor: Lippy smackin’ good full of hops and citrus
-Palate: Nice and spicy with a very dry finish
-Overall Impression: A wonderful, well-balanced IPA