Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber consumed at The Local in San Diego cause the tap selection was weak. Pours clear deep gold with impressive lumpy-pillowy white head. Medium nose of mild sweet malts and citrus hops. The taste has some nice malty sweetness mixed with the more dominant citrus hops like orange rind and grapefruit. The hop profile moves into more of a pineapple note approaching the finish. Nice IPA balanced between hops and malts, leaning more into hops.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2007: Poured an almost clear gold color with an medium sized off-white head. Grapefruit aroma with light tangerine. The flavor was big and hoppy. Pine and citrus. nice malt underneath. Light to medium body. man put this flavor with the IIPA aroma and we have a deal.
bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Thanks, after4ever! Pours clear copper with a fluffy white head. Full, sweet aroma of pine and pineapple. Also a bit of butter in the nose and the taste. Dry finish.
after4ever (5861) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Thanks, Foolish_mortal! Clear dark amber pour with towering fluffy white head and plenty of lace on the way down. Biggish and very sweet pine nose. A little bit of butter cream there, too. Medium body, nicely placed carb and gentle sweet flavors forward on the attack. There’s some butter there but it seems to be intentional; it gives the flavor some body and pleasant sweetness. Nice creosotey cling to the finish. Solid little IPA.
drewbeerme (3838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. thanks to SDbruboy for this one. pours slightly hazy golden with white head. very piney hop aroma with sweet caramel in the background. flavor is nicely bitter with piney and grapefruit notes balanced by sweet caramel malt notes. pretty nice stuff.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I got alot of pine in the aroma. A gold colored beer with nice bitterness in the form of grapefruit and pine. I like West Coast IPA’s and this one was decent.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks MikeTD. Dark orange pour, big white head. Aroma is orange and very citrusy. Flavor is orange, grapefruit, some pine with a good balanced caramel backbone and a resiny aftertaste.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a ncie off-white head. Low citrus aroma. Grapefruit citrus flavor with lots of rich caramel malt. Medium body. LIngering malt and grapefruit with a lot of pine. Nice bitterness.
StefanSD (1992) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bomber bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper with an ample three finger off-white head that disapates slowly. Aroma was distinct with citrus and hops in the forefront and a bit of tortilla chips in the background. The flavor was very hops forward, a sharp bitter dominates(As it should in a good IPA). In the background, way back, there is some biscut and malted grains in the flavor. The mouthfeel is medium-full and satisfying. The finish is long and leaves just a touch of stickiness but is overall very clean. This is one great IPA that I could drink all day.
jdp (59) - Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle from BevMo while on my road trip. Pours a brown-orange color and with good head. Initially, a nice toastly malt slightly burnt with a nice hop bitterness. The hops are very profound and mix decent with the malt though I think less of the toasty malt would lend well to this beer. The hop flavor would seem to go better with a dry malt presence. Good beer just something in the malt keeps me from giving it a better rating.