bhensonb (9811) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours a hazy amber/copper with a good frothy beige head. Nice hoppy aroma. Floral and citrus. Medium body with moderate carbonation. The malt backbone is strong, like a touch of caramel candy, but there’s enough bitter to balance. A very tasty drink. Just keeps on getting better.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Hazy orange-amber; small white head. Slightly sweet, cakey, with a hoppy (!) overtone all the same. Good balance with sweet, heavy malts, and a good USA hops dose, dry, resiny, to the point that retronasal, I seem to get pure spruce. Well balanced, smooth, nearly heavy MF. Very good balance, rare in WC overhopped IPA’s.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Parkway’s Day of IPAs. Orange/amber with not much head. Fairly vacant nose, medium body with light carb. Fruity palate--orange, among other citrus delights. Purely bitter resin hop finish. Classic, delicious, beautifully done IPA.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium orange color. Medium head. Aroma is floral hops, and fruit. A full bodied IPA. Malts are nutty and sweet. Hops are floral, grapefruity and dry. The dry hopping brings out the helps balance the malt sweetness. A nicely balanced, bone dry, somewhat bitter IPA. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is bitter
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 09- Boundary Bay IPA. Pours a mostly clear- copper orange with a thin white head. Aroma is definitely straight forwards hops- citrus and resin with pine but as it warms there is a bit of crackery cabbage DMS. Flavor is carapils sweetness, crackery, light DMS, and green citrusy grapefruit hops. Clean finish- moderate bitterness. Ok.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep amber color with a huge hop aroma and flavor. This was a great IPA The hops and malts where almost perfect. This was big hops and for those who like the flavor this was awesome. Great Beer....
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught pint at Redbones on 11/15/06
Peachy-marigold tinged blonde beer, with some stronger amber and copper tints through the middle. Medium to medium-high clarity, obviously low filtration. White head is one-finger high, showing moderate retention, light lacing.
Heavily aspirinated aroma is sour and backed by heavily bitter hops. White grapefruit, lemon peel, sourdough bread, sweat and crushed aspirin make short work of the light honeyish malts. Not a very strong aroma, with the yeast adding a bland note. All citrus, light resin, not too encouraging...
Heavily sour/bitter twang in the mouth, with alpha acids running rampant, an aspirin and dough flavor of unmitigated yeast. Almost no malt backing and very little attempt at flavor hops. Absolutely unbalanced, fatiguing and crass. Perhaps some toasted malt notes, but no doubt they are just another aspect of the dryness and sour flavors. Would not have guessed amarillo, those don’t seem well-done here at all. Moderate carbonation, slightly aggressive at times. Yikes.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber, small beige head.Nose of citrus & light carmel.Tangy citrus hop profile. Somewhat lacking in balance
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a hazy orange with a white head. aroma was very well balanced between hop and malt. flavor was balanced between the hop citrus and caramel malt also. body was medium with a soft feel. an excellent IPA in my opinion.
BuckeyeBoy (2314) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Red Lion Seattle Pours out a amber/copper topped with a white head. Aroma was a nice citrus hop and a rich malt. Tast was bitter citrus grapefruit peel and a thick malt. A pretty tuff IPA.