can8ianben (1286) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fairly basic understated IPA. Good color and mouthfeel with a traditional dry finish. Aroma is plesantly hoppy. Not my favorite IPA, but a decent beer.
Sampled at 2009 LA Craft Beer Fest.
blklab2007 (1878) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle poured a golden amber color with a thick one finger off white head that left a nice layer. aroma has sweet citrus hops, pine, pineapple, grapefruit, malt, and light yeast. average mouth feel with lower carbonation. flavor has plenty of hop character, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, and lighter bitterness. enough malt to carry this with higher sweetness. finish has lingering hops and light perfume alcohol. nice and smooth with a good balance of citrus and bitterness.
CelticBrew (748) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bomber a nice medium dark amber, slightly orange hue, formed huge rocky foam head. Aroma of tropical floral tones, hops and sweet malted yeast. Flavour was full bodied, sticky up front with a balanced hop bitterness and sweet malted grapefruits. Extremely quaffable, and at 7%, could be dangerous, yet enjoyable at the same time. Wish I had a cask of this at my next BBQ party.
GMCC2181 (1495) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from spark-dog-27! Nice golden red color with a good fluffy white head. Solid aroma of pine and citrus hops. Taste is very clean and crisp. Nice hop bitterness to it but well balanced. Light and easy to drink. Easy to drink. Another solid west coast IPA. Thanks E for this very tasty brew!
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Juicy IPA - loved it.
Pours medium amber with slight haze, contrasting off-white head that retains well.
Nose is ripe with grapefruit, light pine, and orange wedges. On the palate there’s a biscuity sweet malt that dances well with the balancing hops that are somewhat metallic, grapefruity, and pleasantly sharp.
Finish is sharp and hoppy, in a very good way. This is one juicy IPA!
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap poured amber with a good amount of head. Hoppy flavor and a lasting finish.
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 21, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. pours a cloudy copper with medium white head. aroma bitter grapefruit taste is very bitter grapefruit. not a well balanced ipa
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden to orange color with a nice off white head. Aroma is hops, pine, malt and citrus. Flavor is spicy citrusy hops, malt, pine,caramel. Finishes nice and bitter. Decent IPA.
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with a white head. Smells citrussy with some honey undertones. Tastes resiny and sweet with some bitter citrussy splashes on the finish.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Papago. Pours a nice straw color with a trim whte head and steady carbonation. Smells and tastes primarily of dried apricot and bitter hops. Sweet and crisp with a note of flour on the mid-palate. Highly drinkable.