boFNjackson (4188) - 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 (1532) - 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 (5279) - 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 (6462) - 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 (5595) - 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.
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flying Saucer Fort Worth. Smells like light fruits and hops. Sweet. Not great on the finish.
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2013 Re-rate 11/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at the Maierovicz’s place. Thanks Niva & Chula. Slightly hazy golden with a white head. Lovely hoppy aroma full of citrus, tropical fruits and "green" grassy notes. Flavor of fruity and "green" hops with piney notes and a bit of sweetish malt. Medium-bodied. 8/3/7/3/15=3.6
[9/5/09] Bottle sample during LCRBM at Kulminator in Antwerp. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of flowery hops and some citrus. Sweetish malty flavor at first, continues bitter and citrusy with light pine notes. Medium-bodied. 7/3/7/3/14=3.4