garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a twelve ounce bottle purchased at "Keller’s IGA" in Cincinnati, Ohio - This one pours a light amber brew with a tal, effervescent white head that quickly fades and a distinctly hoppy aroma. Tastewise, this is an interesting IPA, a bit more fruity than most, but with a definite bitterness at the finish.
eaglefan538 (2925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orangey color, weak initial head for the style, as was the lacing. The aroma was oranges, pine, other citrus. The flavor was oranges, grapefruits, pine, lemons, finishing with a touch of bitterness, not all that harsh for an IPA though. The malty stickiness was there under all this, doesn’t really add much more than more oranges, but it was there. Mouthfeel was moderate for the style, carbonation not overly done (might have been able to use a tad more).
screigh (500) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a VERY light amber color. Large white head with large bubbles. No lacing at all. Earthy almost dirty aroma. Taste is somewhat sour, hop bitterness and nothing. Very watery. This beer is not worth the price of admition! $12 a six pack is out of line. I would buy Red Hook or Sam Adam’s Pale Ales any day before this. While they aren’t good neither is this and they cost half as much.
spporras (259) - FINLAND - MAR 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle BB 07/2007) Aromatic hoppy, citrus fruity and malty aroma. Bronze colour, very slightly hazy and small, more or less fully diminishing head with a hint of lacing. Citrus fruity, grassy, malty and moderately bitter flavour. Dry, softly carbonated and medium-bodied palate. Well balanced, crispy beer! 24/02/07
beergut111 (210) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a amber colour with a small head. Nice bitter finish with citrus notes. Despite its lower raing , I enjoye this better than the Dog Fish 60 min.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Light amber color. Fruity marmelade aroma with pepper, citrus, pineapple and orange. Flavor of exotic fruits with enough malt backbone. Some sharpness in the palate.
emacgee (4305) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lean transparent copper without any texture. The head is thin and offwhite. The aroma has an initially sweet bubblegum aroma and little else. Very subdued hop aroma. This follows through into the flavor. There is some of a hop bite, a slight sweetness, but lacks the hop of most IPA’s. The palate and finish were both average.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2007 355ml bottle - pours deep golden/orange with a very small white head. Aroma is in the floral "west coast" character, but with a strong malt background. Almost smells like a sort of subdued American barley wine. Flavour is like a flip of the aroma - some citrusy hops off the top followed by a sweet English malt middle which then gives way to a medium bitter hoppy finish. Nice stuff, and much more English in overall character than your typical American IPA. Well made, nicely balanced ale.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle - pours clear deep gold, with a small white head. Aroma mainly of west-coast hops at first, but have a few more sniffs around and you’ll get quite a bit of malt backbone in there too. Flavour is very nice, if somewhat simple (not in any way a bad thing). Starts off with very citrusy/almost blood orange tasting hops, then transitions into a medium bitterness and finishes smooth and malty. Three easy steps. Bit of alcohol in there too, but not gross. I found this one to be maltier than most IPAs I’ve tried. Nice. Note - the bottle I drank had a best before date of Mar. 07, which is now, so it may have mellowed since fresh bottling. Whatever, it’s very good.
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight pale yellow with small white head. Got some peach, orange lemon peel and hops. Quit fresh and nice smooth bitterness.