jrob21 (3050) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Samurai Artist. This starts out like any great ipa with a clear copper color and a lasting white head. Grapefruit, straw, and a little bit o’ funk in the aroma. Flavor is hop forward with a bit of body and bitterness on the backside. I am a big fan of these beers right now so I’m a little biased. Even though it’s a bit one dimensional with the hops, it’s a fabulous dimension.
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at the falling rock tap house (denver)
Ap: 3 slightly hazy, dk orange w/ small off-white head.
Ar: 7 Malty, carmelly with floral hop notes.
Fl: 7 Great hop bitterness up front. Malty notes in the finish.
Pa: 3 Med Body, lt carbonation.
OA: 17Very nice beer, good hop character.
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pour is a cloudy amber with a tint of orange, nice creamy egg-shell head, good lacing.
smell is faint, somewhat hoppy, touch of citrus, and maybe a few roasted nuts thrown in, sorta creamy on the back-end.
taste is malty, light grapefruit, tingy on the tip of the tongue, bitter in the end.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle 2007 from LS - Pours a clear amber color with a one and a quarter finger thick off white head. Nice, thick lacing. Aroma is herbal/vegtable hops. Flavor is light sweet esters with a pleasant hop bite. No lingering aftertaste. Medium body. A very nice PA.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a murky orange-brown color with no head and minimal lacing. Strong peach and mango aroma with mild floral hop notes. Dry, tart citrus flavor that ends with minimal hops present. Decent.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. pours amber with white head. nose and flavor was very passion fruit and bubblegum hop notes. some green hop notes in the flavor. not that bitter. just not the hop profile that is very appealing to me.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy amber, thin creamy head. Super floral and fruity with a strong peach aroma and notes of apple jolly rancher + CO2. This really tastes like a malty peach nectar. Light bodied and easy drinking. Low bitterness. Very nice, delicate ale.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz from Liquid Solutions. Nice copper pour with a fairly lively head. It’s got a nice aroma, but not a face-puncher like some of the fresh hop brews. And in fact, it’s generally more modest and understated than I’d expected. Nicely floral, with a slightly dry finish and a light mouthfeel. Pleasant, but a slight disappointment.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 Pours a nice coper color with full tan head. Beautiful beer. Nose is very hoppy with citrus and resin. Flavor is more sweet with caramel malt. Very little hop presence. Nice slight bitter finish. RERATE: after having this last night, bumped up two tenths ’cuz it was that good.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Lots of hop character on the nose, malt backs up well though. Flavor is quite malty caramel with lots of citrus, pine hops. Nice balance, a good vehicle to showcase the possibilities of brewing with fresh hops, which certainly gives a different set of flavors than with dried. A good beer.