drjay44 (3241) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at SBV. Tasted 7/11/09. Pours a nice white head over a golden orange body....nose is heavy grapefruit and resin...taste is heavy bitter grapefruit with a milder bittering pine/ floral hop finish. A fairly typical American style IPA.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at brewery Aug ’08: Poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma was hops and sweet malts. The flavor was hoppy but smooth and ended well with a nice bitter taste. Overall, a good IPA.
thegreenrooster (3810) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a bright orange with a white foamy head. Aroma is nicly hopper with some citrus in there. Flavor is again nicely hopper with a bitter citrus finish. Decent.
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Brewery - This is delicious! Has kind of a sugary sweet maltiness, with lots of juicy fruitiness. Tastes really fresh and clean, with an earth dry malt body. Great lignering bitter finish.
skoisirius (1887) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Candy malt with slight hop note aroma. Very malty and slippery body with a lemon candy flavor surround by Cascade hops in the finish and through it with a decent lingering. Could use a little body.
PsionSaint (57) - Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had the cask conditioned version of this beer - hand drawn from Old English tap that used compressed air (basically nitrogen). Excellent aroma of mild hops and very smooth to drink.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask: Pours a deep amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma ism caramel, tangerine, and a hint of earthyness. Flavor is caramel, tangerine, and a bitter citrus hop finish.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 On tap at the brewpub. Poured a copper color with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of hops and some caramel malts. Opens up with a nice caramel malt backbone that carries a nice, grapefruit hop hit that leaves a bitter finish. Nice body and easy drinking. Would have guess that this was APA rather than an IPA, but good none the less.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at the brewpub on 10/14/07: Pours a transparent copper orange with a frothy, nicely-lacing dense creamy off-white head. Aroma of fairly fresh grapefruity hops and a sweet caramel malty undertone. Body is pretty full and smooth with a mild bittering and flavor hop character and some lightly sweet toasty pale malt. Very smooth and incredibly drinkable, just not that assertive for an IPA.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ CooperSmiths: Poured a crystal clear copper color with a clear off-white head. Malty aroma with mild-moderate citrus. Citrusy flavor with good caramel notes. Some pine. Semi-dry with a long bitter finish. Hop flavor on the finish.
cask Slightly hazed copper color with a creamy off-white head. Bigger hops than the tap version. Fresh citrus and pine hops. Smells like fresh hop pellets. Caramel malty flavor with some sweetness. Citrus hop is light. Light body and bitterness. Cask mouthfeel. 8/4/7/3