dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Red with orange hues. Nice foamy off white head. Nose is caramel with a touch of citrus hops. Good balance of malt an hops. Nice caramel maltiness with a touch of citrusy hops. Not really as much hoppiness as I like in an IPA. More like a Pale to me. Good beer, just not IPA enough for me.
molsonfan9000 (59) - geneva, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with thin head. Smells very hoppy. Taste is the same with a very bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wheatgerm nose with little hop presence. Deep amber color, foamy head. Taste was rich grains, wheatgerm, some hop presence behind it. Very balanced all around.
nearbeer (4386) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2008 12 oz, bb May 08. Orange-amber with a creamy, three finger and lasting head. Aroma is molasses, grain, resin and citrus. Flavor is earthy tea leaf, grain, citrus and resin with some slight wood. Near medium body is pretty smooth and dry. Great session ale.
patrick767 (3804) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours copper with a one finger white head and a citrus hop aroma. The flavor is of course led by the hops, which are moderately bitter here, but not as crisp as I’d like. The medium bodied brew finishes with some decent bitterness. Average.
portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber color with a light, white head that dissipates quickly. Heavy aromas of hops, citrus fruit, and some hints of malt. Flavor is of bitter hops, caramel, and some citrus with a sour finish. Mouthfeel is light and smooth. Not bad, but nothing to yell about.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bitter hops, but lacking ultimate bite. Kind of subdued. Malts here and there but nothing noticable. Adds a tender sweetness to it. Kind of softens it out though. If this brew was going to East India, it might barely make it on the ship ride over.
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
IPA poured from bottle was a light copper color with a white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Taste is very bitter and hoppy. Malt backing doesn’t quite stand up and makes for a lack of balance. The mouthfeel is also a little thin. Overall, a decent IPA, but not the greatest.
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a good sized head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is mostly citrus hops and some malt sweetness. Mouth feel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Flavor is a good mix of sweet malt and bitter hops with a touch of alcohol. This went very well with BBQ brisket.
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. A pretty decent IPA and comparable to all the rest. Not too much bitterness.