cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Beautiful grapefruit and orange aroma with a perfume backend of lavender. A nice dry sweetness followed by a slow building bitterness. This had a fantastic finish. Pretty drinkable as well.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled on 7/26/09: Pours a transparent bright golden brass with a frothy creamy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of fresh grapefruity hops and some light pale malty sweetness. Starts with decent fullness and some light caramel sweetness with some lemon citrus and grassy hop bitterness. Finishes crisp and bittersweet. A pretty decent IPA.
boFNjackson (4184) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Eastburn... Poured a hazy orange with a white head. Nice hoppy nose with a floral bouquet and a nice citrus crispness. Really well balanced with sweet, fruity notes and earthy hops. A creamy grain character that showed off cracker-like malts and a hop bitterness returned to the finish.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a white head. Very good IPA although a bit more dry than most. Good fruit flavor, but also works in some floral/grass as well. I like the combination of hops in this one. It has a good body to really allow the flavor enjoyment to commence. Rock solid offering.
elihapa (1529) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9/29/09 notes: GABF Friday. Funny to think that I showed up at the Boulevard stand to try this beer, only to have it BLOWN away by their Saisons! Color is clean gold-orange, with a floral and piney aroma. Body is a bit thin for my tastes, but manages to nicely balance floral hop flavors with ample bitterness. I’m not remembering much else, so that must tell you something about the beer, no?
notalush (5078) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
After a GABF weekend full of funk-ass beers, sometimes a man needs a good IPA to set his palate straight - this one was a good choice - hazy gold with a thick, sudsy head - lovely fresh hop aroma, with a healthy dose of grass, herbs, and flowers, a touch of orange peel - quite bitter up front, followed by a lot of orange flavor, and the additional depth of wildflower flavors/herbs - perhaps a touch overly bitter on the end, but still really tasty.
dorath (1) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2009 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, purchased at The Beer Authority. It’s good, but I could really taste the yeast. Might have been jostled a bit too much on the walk home. Would drink again.
blankboy (6320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [12oz] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o garthicus. Pours a hazy yellow with a large lasting frothy white head. Aroma: Oh yeah! Lots of hops -- resiny, spicy, citrusy and more -- I love it! Flavour: Same, lots of lovely hops, backed by sweet malt -- oh so easy to drink. Medium bodied. A fantastic IPA!
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazed medium golden orange with a big sticky off white head leaving some nice lacing. Nose of sweet citrus fruits with some caramel in the background. Flavor was nice and citrusy with a medium bitter finish, nice IPA.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home with mes, ian, lucky ronnie and some other party chaps. Alround rating: Pale malt, fairly yeasty again, grassy with some notes of grapefruit. Im guessing its the yeast thats ruined this. Strange as its been settling for a few weeks.