badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from Bevmo. Hazy amber with creamy white head. Citrus and hoppy aroma. Clean citrus and bread taste with a floral finish.
Dogbrick (11480) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a bottle. This brew is a hazy orange-amber color with a medium off-white head that has decent retention. Stringy lacing. Hops and fruit in the nose, with a touch of pine. Medium-bodied with a soft hops character. Floral and grassy notes as well, plus malt and spice in the background. The finish is moderately hoppy and lingering. Overall this is a tasty and refreshing APA.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hamiltons. Pours with a red body topped by a thin to medium thick off-white head with a good amount of lacing. It’s slightly sweet yet hoppy and bitter with a nice fresh, green hoppiness full of subtle pine notes and a little grassiness. The aroma has a slight grainy note to it. Light to medium bodied, crisp and smooth.
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bottleoworks. Coppery orange, very little head. Killer aroma of big, fresh, floral hops. Floral and fruity, earthy and woodsy the aroma pretty much runs the gamut of hop aromas. Flavor is even better, with hop fresh hop flavors dominating. A little on the thin side, which I like in this type of beer. Dry, surprisingly clean finish. I really enjoyed this and wish I had more.
jrob21 (3433) - 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 (2180) - 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 (2901) - 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 (3916) - 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.