bwilley (24) - Fullerton, California, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light color with a thick head that lasted. Nice aroma. Light for an IPA, with nice hop taste without being overpowering. Little malt flavor, but its done well. Slight bitterness at the end. Very drinkable beer.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear yellow-orange with a tall frothy head that lasts a long time. Crisp and dry with less malt than expected relative to their pale ale. But certainly not over-the-top in the dry hopping dept. The multiple types of hops are evident. A bit thin and "single-wide" to me, but very drinkable with a decent bitter finish.
cgarvieuk (16229) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cropredy from my GBBF haul... copper ... sweet soapy hop nose ... sweet fruits ... soft hop ... little creamy ... little bitter in linger.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden color with a taller, lasting, off-white head. HInts of caramel, upon orange peels and pine sap. Aromas seem thin. Light crisp start. Middle is resinous and just a touch of toffee. Light and fizzy in feel. Perhaps my bottle is too cold. I let the glass warm... Light honey and bit of grass hops. Still fizzy and light. Flavors are better, warmer, but still thin, just like the body. LInger is bitter and has some pine and just straight bitterness which adds little, without much of a malt backbone.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A clear golden colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of hop bitter, with fruits like citrus and orange. Smells sweet. The taste is dry, bitter. It’s fruity and sweet. The aftertaste is dry and sweet biter. Overall for me too sweet for a IPA.
harrisoni (14587) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from GBBF 09. Gold, thin white head. Really lovely leafy fresh hop aroma. Grapefruit PNW hop aroma. OK in mouth, with some toast, some sweetness, but lacking a bit of backbone. Could do with a bit more fullness from the malts. Nice hops on finish too. Not sure where it goes. Good though
skeils (8) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in KC. Apricot pour with above average head. A step up in flavor and intensity from the Pale Ale. A pleasing drink and another hit for Boulevard.
evergreen0199 (2254) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at GBBF 2009. Golden pour with slight head. Aroma of hops and pine, taste is similar. A well balanced and refreshing IPA.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice copper color with a dense white head that remained and left attractive lacing behind on the glass. Smells of earthy hops, some pine, and definitely some citus as well. The flavor was very appetizingly bitter with hints of pine and citrus. I was very surprised by the quality of this IPA, rather well done.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wasn’t expecting a whole lot out of this one but it was damn good. Golden amber pour with a bubbly white head. Good carbonation. Hoppy citrus aroma with a nice citrusy taste and a grassy finish.