travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Gingerman in Dallas. the smell is pine, caramel, citrus, malts, and nice. The look is orange color with a decent off white head. The taste is crisp, nice hop bite, decent bitterness, caramel, and citrus.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bonused from FlossmoorBrewAlum. Thanks! Nice nose of hops - grapefruit and floral notes mainly. A touch of dusty notes and light sweetness. Pours a hazy light golden with a great head and nice lacing. Nice hop flavors - leafy, citrus, floral notes, a touch of pine in there as well. Light sweetness, a little dusty yeast, and a crisp lingering citrus juicy profile. Some pine in the burps. Really drinks very nicely. I could drink a boat load of this
drpimento (2021) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great American style IPA! Poured with an off-white head that’s big and foamy with a little texture. HUGE fresh hop aroma. Flavor is dominated by the hop qualities. And just enough balanced by the malt to make it a very enjoyable beer. Hops are more on the earthy side without too much, if any, fruitiness. Body is where the malt is present and helps to make the beer quaffable. Decent finish and about a session beer.
JoeinEscazú (1325) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - MAY 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Multiple bottle and draft samples. Lovely brassy gold color with faint greenish sheen, fluffy white head. Hoppy nose is both piney and fruity, with notes of grapefruit, lemon, fresh-cut grass, resin. Straightforwardly bitter with pine and lemon in backdrop and aftertaste, also lastingly bitter but not so extreme to prevent this beer from being refreshing. Sparkling and dry, no stickiness. A well-built girl all around.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour with a thin white head. Big hoppy nose. Flavor is a nicely balanced mix of piney, grapefruity hops and rich malt with a touch of grainy wheat. Very good.
ketchepillar (1021) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The wheat is noticeable and nice in the aroma-complements the hops nicely. Floral, slight orange citrus. Nice body yet light enough to be refreshing, especially w/ the wheat. Some bready malt in there too. A bit too much of a weird tang though. Still a nice summer IPA. Definitely can taste columbus and cascade in the finish, maybe a little centennial.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from mrchopin. Pours golden orange with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange, hops and some malt. Flavor is nicely balanced between malts and hops with some citrus. Good mouthfeel and carbonation. Still a little light on the hops for my type of IPA though.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
wow, lots of head here, if i had a sixth finger i’d be able to measure it. Tall and unruly. Hazy gold, lots of carbonation here, grapefruit and orange peel aroma. Yummy, heavy, sticky, gummy. Assertive IPA, holds back from attempting anything double. Abundant hops in a pleasant swirl of character and flavor over a firm malt body that while heavy, isn’t distracting. Everything works together here.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought it was Surfin Whale, man! .. . Pretty good, nice level of hops.. . some caramel and light citrus and flower 1-2 combo .. . mellow yet assertive, quite clean .. . one of boulevards best standard offerings.. . whales don’t surf!!
unclemattie (3901) - Georgia, USA - MAY 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ the 1st Annual Rocket City Brewfest. Pale golden color. white head. Nice hop aroma. Citrusy. Flavor is a nice pale malt. Nice hop bitterness. Tangy lingering bitterness. It drink pretty good.