Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a hazy caramel amber brew with a creamy off-white head that has some good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrusy zest, pine, some caramel malt, and roasted nuts. taste is medium bodied, some carbonation and plenty of citrus bitterness that shocks the tongue for a few minutes. Finish is just as bitter citrusy as the taste.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy copper-brown with a ton of suspended beige particles and a small, dense, creamy, off-white head that leaves behind wispy lace. This stuff looks like peanut sauce with a head. It presents the illusion of being seriously dense, as the particles take a long time to begin migrating to the bottom of the glass; interesting but not particularly enticing. The nose is of big, citric PNW hops and nutty, caramel malt. The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium-bodied with a drying bitter finish that squeezes the back sides of your tongue. The flavor follows the notes of the aroma to a "T". Itís not anything groundbreaking, but it certainly satisfies the hop-head in me. Aside from the appearance being a bit "chunky", this is a tasty and satisfying brew. I certainly wouldnít hesitate to drink this one again
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little thin on the palate but good overall flavor and aroma of spicey hops. Slight bitter aftertaste.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Super cloudy pour with floaties. looks like someone poured milk into my beer. Earthy hops, alcohol, and caramel malt in the aroma. Lots of bitternes in the aftertaste. Some earthy hop taste upfront with alcohol present to make it feel more like a DIPA than just 6%.
WabashMan (1014) - 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 (1477) - 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.