markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 This beer pours a deep amber with a tiny, yet noticeable white head. The aroma is very floral with a hint of pine, citrus, and spice. The flavor is malty with a mellow bitter taste, but it finishes somewhat clean. Not perfect, but still very good. A mellow IPA.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at The Cellar, Blacksburg VA, #390 Dark gold pour with decent head and great lacing. Citrus hop aroma and flavor. Good IPA, but pretty light. Can definitely have a few of these at Hammer Time at the Cellar!
liinis (1766) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark gold, with small beige head. creamy(whipped) malty yeasty, caramel sweet, lots of hops giving a good bitterness. great (medium) body. sweet lemon honey and butter. delicious
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours dark gold, with a thin, creamy white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and citrus, not too bold. Taste is sweet biscuity malt up front, with a bit of caramel sweetness, with a nice citrusy, somewhat piney hop bitterness emerging about halfway in. Hoppiness is rounded, not overly bright - excellent balance. Mouthfeel is crisp carbonation, with a nice dry finish. Great sessionable version of the style.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUL 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at a restaurant (Ramsis in Louisville). Poured a kind of strange tangerine orange/yellow color. Besides this, it was a nice refreshing brew true to its style. Its flavor was dominated by floral hops on the front with a light resinous finish. This brew is light bodied, soft, highly drinkable, and lacking of any alcohol flavor.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours deep amber color. Thin white head. aroma Is of big green floral hops. Strong caramel malt. The flavor is of bready, caramel malt. Heavy resin flavor on the back of the palate. Some hints of wood. Its like a hot biscuit with hop honey butter smeared all over it. Medium bodied. Full flavored. Alcohol is noticable, yet not overwelming. An above average IPA (english style).
Tejas (989) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth and well balanced. OK but nothing great. Sort of pedestrian. Nothing much that would make me want another.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh and hoppy nose with citrus ... etc etc. You know what? I’ve rated so many of these American IPAs now it’s pretty much a standard thing. It’s a good American IPA, that’s about it.
keepersj12 (3063) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A little thin and watery for me. Aroma was nice and flavor was good. About an average IPA.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber, thin head. Super floral aroma with malt, citrus and fruity esters. Nice malty flavor but the hops aren’t as great in flavor as they are in the aroma. Noticeable alcohol. The bitterness is a bit rough. Not bad.