wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Secret Santa 2007....cloudy copper pour with light head. Pretty standard session IPA. Pine/citrus flavor thatís well balanced, could easily drink several. Solid beer. Thanks Santa!
badgerben (4401) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a medium head. Aroma just screams orangey Cascade hops. The taste is fairly balanced between a biscuty malt and bitter, orange hops. The bitterness is definitely not puckering, but stands out enough to know youíre drinking an IPA. Tasty.
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle bought in Madison back in August before the GTMW. Aroma is pine, tangerine, tropical fruit along with a nice dose of yeast. I forget how bad this Chimay chalice is for tasting hoppy beers... Orangey, copper color. Lots of residual yeast in the bottle, especially around the neck. Taste is woodsy and piney, with some bready and biscuty flavors and some light roast. There is a hint of citrus as the beer warms. I donít really get much of the citrus and tropical fruits that were hinted at in the aroma and I think the beers suffers for that, but it is still a decent IPA. Dark Horse said the beer is inspired by West Coast IPAís and I can only wonder what West Coast are they talking about, maybe Lake Huronís west coast?
garmonbozia (428) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Styles: very cloudy orange apperance with a nice rocky head. Taste of grapefruit with a nice malt backbone. Very grassy undertones. Smooth mouthfeel.
3fourths (8036) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange appearance. Smooth, milky, silky texture, then a bit crisp on the tongue, with some dank, moderately bitter and grassy hop juice. Reaching the back it does show a bit of age, or some other defect which gives it a bit of a wet wood and cardboard note. Still, a fairly nice IPA that uses the hops well, and I imagine it’s excellent fresh from the keg.
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pretty good IPA. Aroma and flavor of hops. Not overpowering, but definitely there. I would definitely drink again.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from pepsican. Hazy orange brown. Awesome fluffy head. Floral and grapefruit aroma with a small amount of caramel malt. Citrus and pine hops make up the flavor with light caramel malt. Lingering citrus bitterness. A touch resiny. A nice IPA.
Hoptiludrop (9) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2008 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brownish orange in color. Hazy since it is unfiltered. Very subtle hop aroma. Flavor is mainly of pine. Good lingering bitterness. This IPA is good but not enough for me to crave another bottle.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with tytoanderso - Pours a hazy amber color with a thin off white head. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, pine, and faint toasted malt. Flavor is citrus and pine hops, and toasted caramel malt. Not as balanced as many other IPAís. Palate is a tad thin and lingering. Light to medium body. A good IPA. Thanks Tyler.
MrBunn (2458) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a murky orange/brown color with about two fingers of beige head. Aromas are crisp citrus and pine... almost like spring cleaning or something. Flavor is very heavy on hops... with a nice crisp, clean edge to it. It is a really refreshing take on an IPA, that I find myself liking. I canít figure out why, though, since the malt presence isnít quite enough to support all that hops and yet it works. I could drink more of these.