RCL (2029) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice aroma, but the flavor disappoints. Very piney, rather flat, one-dimensional hop flavor. Pass.
ross (1943) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out a light brown color with a thick white head. Smell is hoppy, grassy, and grapefruits. Taste is dry, very dry, after drinking, its gone. Its interesting, but I am glad I got a 6 to send out so others can try it. Not really something I will revisit.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice coppery color with a ncie white head. Arima is citrusy and slightly hoppy. Flavor is nice and hoppy and unfortunatly has a super dry finish. ruined this brew
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper color with a medium head. Not an incredible ammount of hop in the aroma, but it is easily detectable. Flavor is bitter with a nice mouthfeel and enuff maltiness to balance things out. Nothing overwhelming about this beer but a good beer for sittin on the porch watching the sun go down.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light gold/copper color with medium sized white head. Aroma is full of citrusy, resiny hops, probably cascasde. Flavor has malt notes, fairly present hops, with a dry finish and a stiff but not overwhelming bitterness.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Every brewpub IPA iíve had out here has a strange dryness to it. This is no exception, however the use of c-hops is a welcome addition here. Brillaint deep copper beer. Rocky lasting head. Nose is aromatic. Perfumey hops that get choked out by a milky, dry malt. Haystacks and hops...interesting combo. Flavors reflect this with a pronounced and very carbonated dryness. All in all this beer was decent but nothing to write home about.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of grapefruit & other citrus. Good hoppy flavors with a hint of spice and decent balance of malts. Finish is dry.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Jonathan3548
Citrusy hops is I all I smell. Cloudy orange with firm thumb thick head. Fore is a bit of biscuity malt then all bitter puckering hops. Itís really not overdone though and I imagine most hop heads would want more IBUís. To me itís solid, but lacks some of the body and floral and intense citrus notes of the IPAís I do like. Still a solid beer.
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2005 The hops kick you in the face, and you feel it long afterward. Way too hoppy. Would be very refreshing otherwise, with citrus flavors and light, refreshing feel. If not for the kung-fu hops. Very pretty dark golden color though. Iím not much of an IPA guy, so if you consider yourself Mr. Hoppy Hoppenstein, you may get more out of this.
bmanning (142) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. This beer has a darker, more amber color than most IPAs. The aroma is strong of pine and citrus fruit. Taste is very hoppy and bitter with no other underlying flavors besides grapefruit. Eventhough I could taste the malt a bit, I thought this beer was way too hoppy. I expected some bitterness from this IPA, but the extreme bitterness and dryness was left in my mouth long after finishing the beer. There are much better IPAs out there.