502F (999) - Time Out, Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Columbus Microbrew Festival. Nice hop character with thick alcohol finish (very warming). Hazy copper pour. Medium to heavy body. Pretty solid, not much malt to balance, but lots of delicious hops.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub.This had all the makings of an IPA. Golden color with a grapefruit hoppy nose. Flavor was hoppy, citrus abd crisp with some bitterness. Finished off bitter, dry abd hoppy
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 13, 2008
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great floral aroma. flavor has a growth of bitterness from the start to end. Pretty good, could be a little bit better if had a better balance of hop types in the actual beer itself.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at brewpub. Fruity US hop nose, light amber/golden body, medium white head. Nice fruity body with firm bitterness, some clean malts peek through.
brentfeesh (1206) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An 8 year boycott ends. Pours golden orange with nice looking carbonation and a little head. Tons of fruity hop aroma. Fruit loops, and passion fruit come to mind. The flavor is very enjoyable. Full of grapefruit and orange zest. At no point is this harsh, just smooth hop bitterness. A true IPA hop fest with just a touch of grain. Dry medium body. A very enjoyable brew. Too bad CBC makes this as I’ll likely not be back on principle.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A bitter fruit-salad. Tasty IPA. Good stuff.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Partly cloudy dark orange body with a small white head
In long: Very aromatic and very tasty. Garden flower and strawberries on the nose. Taste is like a freshly squeezed orange over a fruit salad with some strawberries thrown in for good measure. Short but sharp and strong bitterness. As my pint warmed some pine-cone juice was coming out. Malt profile could have used some oomph! but overall this is a superior and different IPA and in the USA standing out from crowd is pretty hard when you’re an IPA or a fat-ass.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Bodega: Pours a clear copper with a white head. Aroma, citrus and fruity notes, very fresh hops, pale malts. Flavor, pale malts and caramel up front, bright fruity and citrus notes, floral almost potpourri like flavor on the finish.
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color wtih a small head and a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of piney hops. Flavor is pretty bitter and hoppy. Dry finish.
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Orangish in color. Aroma of citrusy hops. Decent hop bitterness, has a somewhat fruity flavor.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had one of these at the Brewpub to compliment my 5 cheese pizza, and one of them there chicken and anduille sausage kay sa dillas. Thanks to Robert and Rick for joining me for an undbridled night of debauchery. Nose of pine & grapefruit, resin and flowers. Pours a clear copper with melon highlights. The white head is thin and characteristic of brew from the tap leaving a thin sheet of lace. The brew is bitter and acidic. The character is heavily citric with decent depth and sourness accenting the bitterness at the finish. The medium body is dry and lively.