WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice IPA. A bit one dimensional, in that itís hoppy and little else, but the hops character is very well done, pleasant, and delicious. Tasty, not an overwhelmingly hoppy beer, and highly drinkable.
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours and extremely cloudy, dark copper color with a lot of leftovers in the bottom of the glass. Had a very nice fluffy, thick head with great retention and great lacing. It looked as if it was very full bodied and viscous but this is not either...it is actually quite light to medium bodied, with a very pale malty dryness. The bready feel leads the way to a very solid hop overload. The complexity isnít quite there, and the balance isnít traditionally good, but its a very good alternative IPA style. I enjoyed this one
deline7 (13) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cloudy, orange juice. Aroma that is divine of Americana hops. Malt sweetness strikes a great balance with the hop bitterness and flavor. Finshes mostly clean. Very drinkable. Hop addict approved.
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
meh, 12oz bottle, pretty middle of the road, nothing exceptional, but nothing disappointing, easy drinking tho which helps.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle and served in a shaker. This IPA poured a hazy, amber/orange with a thin, beige head that had decent retention. Some thick, chunky lace was left around the glass. The aroma of the beer was made up of caramel, toffee, grass, and pine. The flavor consisted of grapefruit, pine, and caramel. Excellent balance of flavors, finishing of with a dry, citrus bitterness. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and slightly oily with minimal carbonation. Overall, this was a very well done IPA, and quite quaffable.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2009 Had this on tap and I have a feeling that really helped. Smelled really nice, fresh oranges, tropical fruit, piney hops. Taste was very well balanced, citrus body, with a distant malt backbone that faded into a nice hop finish. Really enjoyed it.
re-rate: I really enjoy this beer. Almost equal to two hearted for me. Great on draft, great out of a bottle. Nice dark orange color. Huge tangerine and pine. Super solid across the board.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to JK for sharing. Orange body with creamy head and a nice hoppy nose. bitter hop body with a little sweetness, but not too much.
JK (4441) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a good surprise, better than an average ipa. Full hop aroma with lots of citrus and some pine. Medium sweet malt in the flavor and a lot more hops, one of the most hop intense new beers I have had in some time. Great palate on this beer.
KrispyKirk (15) - USA - SEP 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Right off I thought I got a bad bottle. The pour resembled dirty dishwater with a shot of orange juice (pulp kind) in it. But...since I looooove unfilitered brews, I give this appearance a perfect 5. Fortunately the taste is nearly as perfect. Chewy grapefruitínípine cones, light on the malt, nice acidic after-burps. Went well with wasabi-drenched sushi. Easy drinking for such a nasty looking liquid. Bravo Dark Horse!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy orange, thin beige head, brutal floral hop aroma with light sweet carmel malt, creamy body, basic hopped carmel malt flavor, nice medium bitter finish
Score: 2.7 to 3.4
big citrus hop aroma, lots of hop flavor on a slightly sweet caramel malt base,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20