jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper red in color with a large, cream colored head. Aroma is of strong hops and grass. Taste is hoppy and citrusy with a "mouth-full -of-grass" sort of flavor.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle: pours a good clean amber colour with a huge white pithy head. arima is a good clean hop aroma with plenty of citrus and awesome malt, slight floral and hint of honey. flavour is well balanced with plenty of malt then a smooth hop flavour and just a touchof bitterness. just fantastic balalnce.
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle corked and caged courtesy of theisti. Pours a nice looking light amber orange with a thick lively head that leaves behind a great lacing. Nose is well balanced with grapefruit, apricot, and resiny pine hops. Taste is just as balanced with just the right amount of malt coming trough, for me. This is a wonderful IPA; thanks for sending this my way Tim!
alraicercsu (166) - Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy orange color with a off white head. Smelles of citrus and caramel. Tastes similar but with some pine notes.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a hopped-up brew. Aroma is mainly citrus and apricots. Flavor is solid citrus with some notes of pine. Caramel malt provides some underlying balance, although for an IPA this is pretty hopped. Bitterness is moderate in the finish. The dry-hopping really brings out the hop character. Mouthfeel is a bit over carbonated for an IPA, but overall a great beer.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at superbowl party/tasting. what a good looking beer. poured a cloudy amber with a nice off white head that laces very well. aroma of caramel, grapefruit, and red apple. flavor had caramel, grapefruit, and pine. light body and high carbonation. a very good IPA.
mmmbeer (1309) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle poured into shaker- poured slightly turbid copper orange color, thick and hearty tan head formed, bubbled away slowly, and laced very nicely along the sides of the glass. Aroma of pine, malt, and a note of peaches. Hits the mouth with a low-medium body, malt is present but wish it was just a touch more powerful, some light bitterness in the middle, finish is solid- a little dry, but it closes nicely. The label and brew reminds me of Bluegrass Homewrecker Double IPA that I had last summer. Ahh, those were the days...
thefederalist (297) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - FEB 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mahogany reddish brown with an enormous rocky head with considerable staying power. The aroma is of sweet thick malt character and piney American hops. The flavor is on the sweet side, but the bitterness balances it well. Iíd guess only about 75 IBUís or so (as if that is not enough). The finish is dry, and although I feel like this beer is imperfect, there is something about it that makes me go back for another sip. The mouthfeel is unctuous. It is really quite good. I am more impressed with Boulevard every day.
JohnnyJ (4883) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice IPA. Nice pour with large sticky off-white head. Good lacing. Very well balanced and drinkable. Grapefruit, citrus, herbal hops, caramel malt, biscuits, sweet candy sugar, earthiness, and berries. Complex and the bitterness is certainly not the main focus of this beer. Tasty!
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2009 A red beer with an effervescent and creamy off-white head that speaks well of the hops lurking beneath it. Smells strongly of spicy, citrusy hops, with maybe a hint of caramel malt as well. The flavor has moderate to low bitterness in relation to its explosive hoppiness. The best thing about this beer is that it lacks the cloying candy-like sugariness that most Imperial beers of this nature tend to have. It is simply the best IPA Iíve had to date.