muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a darker than expected cloudy amber orange with a small white head. The taste is full of bitter followed by bitter and ending with bitter. Good beer but doesn’t necessarily outshine any of the many other quite good west coast IPA’s.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber orange pour with a white head. Nose is mostly sweet caramel with some citrus. Moderate, slightly sticky body with a fair amount of breadiness and caramel/toffee sweetness, finishing out with mild resin, tangerine, and grapefruit citrus. This makes a decent inexpensive six pack, if a bit sweeter than I like with a pretty subdued hop bill.
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of grapefruit, pine needles, and floral arrangement. Toasted bready malts, toffee, citrus fruits, and a hint of burnt caramel. juicy, hopped finish that lingers on and on. Glad to finally see this brewer up in my area!
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color, off white head. Aroma of damp grass and hay. Taste is bitter butterscotch. Decent.
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. pours copper orange with a creamy beife head. caramel malrs with citrus abd pine ubderneath. the malts seem a little past their prime. med body. bitter pine and lemon with a dirty caramel finish. ok. im sure this is best super fresh. 7/3/7/3/14
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, Embarcadero Market, SF. It’s always interesting how different IPAs can be. After drinking the pale beast that is Racer 5, this is a dark amber caramelly beer, that looks beautifully rich. Still has that fresh hop hit, which, though, appears more in the taste than in the aroma, which is almost subdued in comparison. When you get the aroma, it is more ripe fruit than citrus, loads of depth and ever so slightly vineous. Peaches and cream creep in later on and there’s a gorgeous tang that coats the tongue and throat. It reminds of a Christmas/Old Ale at times. This is an all round beer that covers so many bases and gave me one of the biggest beer buzzes for a long time. Absolutely love it......
joet (2547) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
tangy, full aroma, looks deep golden tannish with off white foam, herbal, piney, round feel, bitter sweet. "over balanced". way too much sugar. fairly new too.
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange liquid, thick white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, pine mostly. Bitter taste, bit thin though. Nose was best part
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle I believe came as a recent extra poured a clear amber in color with a light tan head. aroma has bitter hops, pines, citrus, and caramel. mouth feel is good with plenty of carbonation. flavor has a medium bitterness, resins, pines, caramel sweetness, and a nice lingering finish. this is dialed in pretty well and was a nice surprise.
manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a hazy copper with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of grapefruit and orange, light pine and some carmel. Palate was medium bodied and lightly resiny. Flavours of grapefruit rind, mild orange, some piney notes and mellow carmel with a lingering bitter finish.