DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brixx. Copper colored with a small white head. A little grapefruity hops on the nose. Tastes like a typical IPA, but leans more towards peppery spice than bitterness. The flavor’s actually quite thin for an IPA, so I was surprised to see how high the alcohol content was. Not my favorite taste in an IPA, but it is smooth, easy drinking, and high alcohol.
cgarvieuk (20233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home ... copper colour .... sweet sharp hop quite a lot of resins ... lots of hop character to this, lots and lots of juicy resins ... well balanced...slight pepperyness.
dpjuart (1097) - 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 (4673) - 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 (3918) - 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 (966) - 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.