PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pale yellow body with very little head. The aroma is nice and citrusy, but definitely has a balancing of maltiness too. Not quite as hoppy as you might expect from an IPA. Has a bit of rye and malt flavors( although that might be became I am drinking afte beer too. Blind tiger NYC.
evilempire (129) - sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught at Brazen Head, Brooklyn. Powerful, pale ale with citrus hop aroma, and a heavy malt base offset by plenty of bitter hops
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber body with nice lasting offwhite head. Aroma is hoppy with some grapefruit. Smooth and hoppy with an unbitter balance of nice bready malts. This is a nice well balanced beer.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
May 2007 at the Blind Tiger Ale House: cask - nice light brown color. No head of course, nice hoppy taste with a bitter edge. Long lasting taste. Nice.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dull yellow-golden color. Plenty of sumptuous, thick head and lacing on my glass. Mellow, earthy and fruity nose. Pure balanced body with hints of pineapple.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy beige-straw colour. Very heady hop nose (lime, resin, kumquat, grapefruit). Somewhat full and yeasty body. Kumquat, pine and seabreeze notes are almost cologne-like. Both sweet and hoppy...a fairly unique characteristic. Distinctive, and extremely American.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2007 Cloudy amber yellow, fluffy white head. Nice citrus hop nose. Lightly cat pissy citrus hop flavor, with a malt backbone,long finish
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma was fruity with a nice presence of pineapple and tropical fruits coupled to some caramel and even a bit of spice. The beer arrived cloudy golden with a moussy white tall head which lasted till the end to lace the glass. The flavor was a very nice malty sweetness on the front end with a fruity character and a light bit of spice on the back. Some alcohol was notable in the flavor. Tropical fruits and more pineapple hop characteristics dominated and the bittering kept everything in check. The finish was dry with a nice pepper/spice into the aftertaste. the body was medium-full with a moderate level of carbonation and a creamy texture on the palate. Some light alcohol warming was notable. A darn nice beer! Pint at Barleyís in Greenville.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2007. Caramel aroma and plenty of hops. Alcohol in the aroma as well. Yellow body. Similar taste but very sweet.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Floral and haylike hops are joined by a round sweetness of lightly toasted malts and plenty of fruits - citrus hops blending with yeasty esters suggesting mango, tangerine, pineapples.Opaque body is easily forgivable considering the cask had only just arrived from itís transcontinental journey. Yellow tan coloured body is topped by a dense, fine bubbled, creamy white head that lasts throughout and Leaves some nice lacing. At first sip, the hops seem to dominate but they are quickly joined by that full sweet, round, bready, toasty malt character. No shock and awe here, this is the real deal. Floral, citrus and pine hop flavours offer more nuance rather than being up front. Doughy malt character is strong but balances well with the pronounced bitterness. Some alcohol is notable in the finish but again itís harmonious to the main flavours. This one is all about balance. Medium-full body with gentle, sparkling effervescence that is strong enough to display the flavours and interest in the mouth without harming the creamy smooth texture. Absolutely fantastic. Wonder if Iíll ever have a chance to sample an aged version of this beer? Delightful. Yes, I will have another please and thankyou! Sampled on cask at The Whip.