Headbanger (3231) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle-Light to medium amber with a lot of floaties and a nice white head.. Aroma of huge grapefruit, citrus, and hops. Taste of hops and more hops with a nice dry finish. Great IPA
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Hazy copper, nice off white head and lots of lacing. Nose of bright citrusy pine and wood. The flavor is yeast with a nutty malt overtone and a nice bitter spicy balance. Still a bit overgrassy and dry in the finish.
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
THanks to beagle for this fine brew, and a growlers worth no less. Pours a murky amber with a white foam head.
tig397 (64) - dearborn heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
earthy sharp citrus smell. appears a very cloudy golden color. almost tastes like a tree in a sense. real down to earth basic ipa.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from EithCubes - thanks, Mike! Tart and grassy IPA, something that kind of appeals to me these days. Heavily hopped and with a rich mouthfeel, I’m liking the contrast between fullness and dryness. Nice stuff.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Very lively carbonation - nice frothy white head...very dry and crisp. But the flavor is way off - tastes like dirty bitter water. Very dirty. Not an enjoyable flavor on this one, I could barely finish it. Hopefully I didn’t get a skunked up bottle.
SpringsLicker (3120) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Shigadeyo for sharing this one at the Tennessee Spring(ish) Tasting held in Knoxville, TN on 3/10/2007.
This hazy gold brew throws up a frothy white head.
Floral, spicy hop aroma.
The flavor is bitter with malt taking a second row to the hop performance going on here.
Creamy and bitter with some dryness that builds in the finish.
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, via sliffy. Pours a very hazy copper body under a quickly fading off-white head that faded to a partial covering of film. Lots and lots of sediment here. Aroma of grassy and lightly citrusy hops with a light pale malt accent. Quite a bit of yeast also. The flavor is pretty light on the hops, with just a slight bitterness on the finish. Doesn’t seem very lively. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a thicker feel to it than I expected. I think that the heavy amount of yeast has alot to do with the fullness. This was OK, but I think that the super heavy yeastiness dulled the hops out too much.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy orange color with some floaties and a big long lasting off white head. Aroma of citrus hops and tootsie rolls. Flavor of citrus hops, black pepper and tootsie rolls.
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours amber/orange with a average frothy white head with good lacing and a head that sinks away to a slight film on top of the beer. Looking at the glass it looks very muddy with medium particles floating around. This one is bottle conditioned. The aroma is all hops, citrusy hops. Takeing the first drink it is quite hoppy. Citrusy and piney hops. There is not much to the malt, it is all hops. The body is light to medium with a dry and creamy texture with lively carbonation.