mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ pub. Pours a cloudy amber with hoppy aroma. Unedged palate with a good bitter flavour with a bit of toffee. Sweet and dry finish.
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colored, with minimal head. Nice nose of orange peel and hops. Mild flavors of wheat, rose hips, and orange peel.
swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @ the tasting room @ Brooklyn Brewery. Decent hop flavor, medium citrus. Ok but I prefer American style IPA’s to English. Prefer the Blast! to this one
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Relatively clear yet sedimented. Orange amber hue. Tight ring of white head. Bright citrus grapefruit aromas with a touch of sweet cinnamon. Medium bodied with a crisp palate. Good citrus flavors . Mildly dry and slightly bitter. Lighter IPA. Good flavors, but no real bang.
jspruit (122) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought this bottle in Denmark and brought it back to Ireland-ironically enough sometimes that is what I have to do to get an American beer!
Overall I was impressed with this beer. Poured nice with good color, smelled great, tasted smooth but hoppy and went down easy and not too strong. I didnt detect too much of a citrus or floral taste at all, just a straightforward IPA. I would get another bottle if I have the chance again.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At the brewery. Golden, very little head. Nice aroma of hops and citrus. Crisp hoppy flavor. A good beer, though I’d choose Brooklyn Blast over this one if I wanted a hop fix.
jrob21 (2928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the neighborhood joint down the street. Pale golden color is more reminiscient of a pilsner but the aromas and flavors come off like a mild pale ale. Decent beer but not overly unique. Would be a great hanging on the beach beer.
surf1284 (91) - USA - APR 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty damn good beer. Drank it right after the pennant ale so the hop flavors hit me like a brick wall. Abundant hops, yet kinda sweet.
yespr (35128) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
35.5 cL bottle. Pours clear amber with little head. Aroma is a nice soft blend of aroma hops and caramel malts. Flavour is wellbalanced hops and malts, the hops don’t really take over in the flavour like in most IPAs, but is softly gliding into the malt notes. Ends in a dry and yet soft bitterness
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2011 Far stronger than I expected, this is a richer, in some ways maltier offering than many standard session IPAs. Fairly typical citrus aroma, but a hugely frothing mouthfeel with some yeasty characters distinguishes this one. Very fine everyday IPA.