thebaldwizard (1204) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great hop aroma with lots of pine and floral hops. Cloudy golden brown with a full palate. The taste is tons of pine hops and bitterness. Just enough caramel malt shows up to save the day. Really solid IPA.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour reveals a hazy orange color with a ring of white lace. Very good aroma and flavor of resinous, piney hops with a bitter finish. The body is light with an oily texture and gentle carbonation. Good stuff.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow this one surprised me.Very nice.Lots of piney hops in the aroma.Pours a medium copper with a white head.Very piney flavor.Full mouthfeel with a good balance of hops and malt in the finish.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I got this from my local bottle shop, and another less-local one. In fact, it seems like this beer has blown up in my area, and is all of a sudden everywhere, at good beer stores and not so good ones.
This beer pours a slightly hazy orange with very abundant head (it over-filled my glass).
Smell is very pleasantly citrus-y, and lightly sweet.
Taste is a very sweet hop smell, but not extremely citrus-y. It is unique, and quite tasty. I actually really like it, and I feel it is a bit unique among the IPAs Iíve had lately. It is lightly sweet...if it were a wine, Iíd call it "semi-dry." Either way, it is quite good.
Mouthfeel-wise, it doesnít stick to the roof of my mouth, but it is still pretty substantial. Mouthfeel-wise, it is pretty good.
All-in-all, I thought this was a very good.
lilmoxie (6) - ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this one on tap at the brewery. Considerablt cloudier that out of the bottle. Well worth the stop on y way back from a Wisconsin beer run. At first blush smells very hoppy. The hops are there a plenty but not overpowering.
Goes down very smooth. More than a note of citrus. The most ridiculous part of this was my pint cost....$2. It would have been a bargain at $4!
SoylentBlack (122) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from gas station. Cloudy and murky. Sweet smell and aftertaste. A very good beer. I should try their other products.
rsmalek (2) - USA - DEC 18, 2006 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Both bottle and on tap. This is a consistently brewed and highly drinkable IPA. The hops are predominant but it is well balanced. This beer makes it worth living in Marshall, Michigan!!
DavidP (1745) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Watch your pour - plenty of yeast in the bottle. Sweet, citrus-hoppy aroma: mandarin orange and cookie dough with a zippy lime essence to balance it out. This beerís malt sweetness level is great for the style. Itís dry enough to let the hops take center stage but not too dry where itís unbalanced and no mouthfeel. The malting is your basic pale with a touch of crystal while the hops of of the grapefruit rind zest variety. Resinous finish. A great IPA to keep in the fridge.
Hangover (999) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky dark orange pour with a quickly receding head. Citrus, pine and fruity aroma. Nice hoppy taste. More citrus than anything else, but there is also a very light toastiness from the malt, which is as light as advertised. Very pleasant to drink. Not so much a hop bomb, just an enjoyable hoppy experience without exceedingly strong resinous aftertaste. This take on an IPA is very appealing to me. Very enjoyable.
ogglethorp (916) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is a light golden color, slightly cloudy, with a nice sized off white head that hangs on. Aroma is typica IPA, grapefruit, pine, floral. Taste is more of the same grapefruit, pine, floral. Palate is crisp, light to medium bodied, refreshing. Very good.