hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden amber color with bubbly white head. Aroma is kind of stale hops. Floral and citrus hops most notably. Not a horribly bitter flavor. Very well balanced with the malts. Finishes with a nice, dry bitter. All right beer.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. No good. Drain pour. No hop presence or aroma. wouldn’t want this one ever again.
fidelis83 (1733) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 2, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours milky dark amber, with 2 finger chunky tan head that lasts and leaves some lacing. Aroma is floral and grassy hops, green walnuts, and wild flowers. Flavor is sweet grapefruit, light caramel malts, starfruit, a little alcohol in the tail end followed by bitter and citrus hops. Palate is medium thinckness and a little sticky.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. A fairly strong aroma, not overly potent though, good amount of floral and grassy hop, with a decently prominent red berry malt, nothing wrong here. Dark orange in color, mostly opaque and cloudy, very large pour with an off-cream color head, good staying power, ok lacing, again no complaints. An almost suprisingly sweet backbone throughout for a single ipa with melon fruit, bitter hop takes over in the finish though of more of the herbal/grassy variety than citrus in my opinion, lingering aftertaste is almost there for me, but not quite, pretty full body, pretty thick feel, (could have been a little lighter). In the end, I’m very happy with this beer (Boulevard is continuing to impress) and there were just a few nick-picky things i have complaints about, but not many.
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 08095. Pours with a huge, rocky, off-white head. Hazy amber body with somee very small particles floating around. Great lacing. Flowery-citrus hops with a tad bit of spiceyness, and caramel in the aroma. Taste is caramely with light hops in the bak, but the finish is sweet overall, not bitter. This seems like a weak DIPA to me, not a regular IPA. Light bubbles.
carl4beer (520) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL cork & cage. pours a hazy copper with huge off white head. aroma is big pine and a little citrus hops. mouthful is more big hops of citrus and some modest carmel hops to hold it all together. i would put this in the IIPA bin...
steview (1011) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
quite a creamy version of the style--and it looks almost like a quad, with such a nice and rocky tan head; pine, tropical fruits and peels, smooth malt backing with sharp hops gives an interesting paradox for an interesting beer that is both calm and sweet, and intense and bitter--good balance, and ironically, wish it had less IBUs.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Bev4Less. Dark hazy amber color upon pouring. Sweet aroma with some citric hoppiness. Somewhat fruity. Fairly spicy hoppiness. Balanced with some sweetness and malts. A little richer and more roasty than your standard SoCal IPA.
Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(BATCH NUMBER D8121 BY WAY OF PEPSICAN)rusty red in color with a lumpy foamy white head.aroma is pine and citrus hops,caramel malts,and fairly heavy oxidation.flavor is ice tea,caramel malts,and pine/citrus hops.the oxidation is not as upfront in the flavor.pretty good but if ya got one drink it sooner than later.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from HyVee in Coralville. Meaty hops aroma with floral and citrus. Slight caramel aromas. rich thick head with dark orange semi-transparent body. Flavor is strong hops, some woody smokiness and a little salt. Malt is lightly evident. Nicely balanced between sweet and dry with an almost chocolaty flavor on the finish. I really like the flavors overall as they appeal to my particuliar tastes, with a good lingering finish. Palate is solid without being too heavy. Very good.