LinusStick (2740) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice IPA. Aroma was good with an abundance of citrus nhops and a light hint of caramel malt. Pour was a nice deep dark amber/light brown with a 1 finger near tan head. Taste was nice and mouth puckering bitter. Strong caramel malt in the front that leaves quickly. The hops fill the cheeks and throat with bitter citrus and pine. Decent carbonation. Thanks Secret Santa!
Aquilo (518) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy amber color. It needed a bit of help to develop a head. Has a very fragrant citrus aroma, with a touch of nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor is initially dominated by citus and walnut, but this is followed by a strong, bitter, stale hop flavor that almost ruins the beer for me. The bitternes is more than made up for by a pleasant, creamy mouthfeel. Nice and silky. Overall, this is very drinkable and enjoyable.
tuohyam (14) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good IPA. Doesn’t quite have the full flavor of Big Sky or Avery though. Very satisfying and better than most IPA’s.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at Churchill’s. Pours copper/amber color with a good sized offwhite head, some lace. Smells subdued, caramelly, earthy hoppy, a bit grassy. Tastes hoppy and malty sweet caramelly, bitterness hits toward the finish, slight grass flavor. FLavors and bitterness linger better than I remember. Medium body, good carbonation.
desurfer (1189) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a medium amber with a medium off-white head. Hoppy, flowery aroma. Earthy grapefruit and pine hops dominate the flavor, balanced by rich caramely malts. Super drinkable, tasty IPA.
douglas88 (5482) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought in Jackson, Wyoming. Pours a clear amber with a medium white head that dies down. The aroma is tons of malt and some floral and citrus hops. The taste is quite bitter, hops mixed with a rich caramel and smooth malt. Very nice finish that is sweet and lingers bitterness on your palate. A very enjoyable IPA.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is a caramel maltiness with a subdued northwest hoppy character. Taste is an initial sweetness followed by the maltiness, and a slight almond like character.
leaparsons (7713) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Beers of the World Live, NEC. Golden with a small head. Aromas are peppery wit pine and herbal notes. Warming alcohol. Quite low malts. Flavours are light malts with bitter green pine. Floral and peppery with evident alcohol.
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Absolutely beautiful looking beer. Pours a dark, cloudy crimson, with a respectable head. Aroma is typical of NW IPAs. Flavor is heavilly hoppy and way too bitter for my tongue. Palate is slightly fizzy, and really dry. Overall this one isn’t my cup of tea.
timfoolery (1122) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beerfest at Sudwerk in Davis, CA. It reminded me of one of my favorite IPAs: Green Flash. Very fruity, hoppy and bitter. I was pleasantly surprised.