portableparty (2293) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is copper in color with a kahki head and has a nice lacing. Aroma has a sweet sugary malt scent with hints of pine. Taste is bitter grapefruit with crisp finish. Palate is a little watery with a bitter chaulky finish.
ilovedarkbeer (2716) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown / amber color with a medium sized foamy off white head. Notes of clementines, toast, brown sugar, resin, and flowers. Medium weight mouthfeel with decent balance.
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Ben! Poured a clear deep amber with a thick off-white head that dissipated slowly and laced nicely. Aroma was grassy with notes of cereal and grain with a slight underlying citrus. Flavor began with more citrus and then pine grew with the cereal taking a bit of a back seat.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Tap Exchange in San Antonio, TX. Poured an amber/orange body topped with some sticky, off white head. Aromas of piney hops up front, citrus (tangerine) hops toward the end along with a bit of malty sweetness. Sort of odd, unbalanced malt/hop flavor from the get go. Malty sweetness (some caramel and melon) was there, but, the hops were flat. Could have been an issue with the lines or keg. Better than average as served, but, could have been better. Will revisit a bottle or pint in the near future.
andyhwcinc (1854) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed from 12 oz glass. Aroma is pronounced in citrus / lemons with a great hop character. Very smooth, not too carbonated, hops outweigh the malts in taste. Just a great IPA.
MeadMe (1610) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed with some lunch at some bar type restaurant in SF.
A: Pours a nice golden colored hue with a nice 1/4 finger head. The head was not tall but it did linger a bit. Nice lace noted.
S: This one is all about the hops bold citrus. Lemon and grapefruit can both be detected.
T: Hoppy Goodness in a glass. Bold lemon up front which melds wonderfully into grapefruit. Hints of grassy goodness as well. I am sure there are some malt here, but this one screams hops. Hoppier than I remember when I had this one in the bottle.
M: Medium in body, bold, snappy carbonation.
llcooldave (1189) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper orange in color with a very weak head. Nice floral citrus aroma, almost like soap. Mild bitter hops with a soapy aftertaste; kinda sweet and floral at the same time. Interesting. Overall its unique and easy drinking.
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles from AttitudeBrew. This pours a copper color with a good sized off-white head. Doesn’t have a massively hopped aroma but pleasant with caramel, toasted grains, and floral hops. No real surprise flavors with a blend of toasty grainy malts and sharp bitter hops. Nice dry finish. Solid IPA.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper amber, Caramel aroma, restrained on the hops. ah, except on the palate! gritty sting of abrasive hops, toasty biscuit base, pine resin.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap from the Fort Worth Gingerman. Red orange pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, and bitter hops. Taste is hops, orange, bitter, and almost peppery. Great, thick mouth feel.