BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber-ruby with an average, off-white head, somewhat lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (cereal, bread), heavy hop (pine, citrus, flowers), average yeast (sweat) with notes of apple, tangerine, and alcohol. Medium bodied, chalky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Tampa Weekly Gathering-Thanks kiefdog-22oz bottle–pours a light tan head and amber color. Aroma is pine hops, medium malt-caramel. Taste is pine/citrus hops, medium malt-caramel. OK effervescence.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of keifdog. Pours a very striking clear copper with thin white head. The aroma has notes of crystal malts, spice, floral hops and a bit of fruity esters. The taste has a nice rich malt to crystal malt goodness moving then into a modest level of pine and grapefruit hop flavor. Quickly the hop flavors pick up a mild level of bitterness. But the late addition to the boil hop flavor remains the dominant feature all the while supported by a tasty level of maltiness.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ACBF. Aroma of green hops, toffee and cracker malt. Flavor has an odd earthy bitterness with more toffee and cracker. Medium bodied. A bit weak-feeling overall.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(2nd Shenandoah Throwdown, 220z bottle, thanks yobdoog) Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, some grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, light bread. Medium body, some resin.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to sparky27. Pours oranage with white head. Aroma is hops, citrus and caramel malt. Flavor is bitter hops, citrus, caramel malt and pine. Nicely balanced average IPA. Could have used more of a citrus punch to balance out the bitter hops.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2010 On tap at seattle beer fest. lightly orange in color with a muted hop nose. Clear bitter taste but not overpowering.
re-rate now in bottles. This is a much more powerful nose of hops and malts with the same crisp taste.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, pine, toasted bread, caramel, and light pineapple. Flavor of hops (citrus, grass), toasted grain, and caramel malt.
after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft at freds rivertown. pours a hazy dark burnished copper with a pocked foamy mousse on top. mild freshish sweet pine nose. creamy medium body with decent carb. super dry piney biscuity mid palate that quickly succumbs to an intense resiny finish.
mar (4475) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. amber with a cream head. nose is pure citrusy hops. very nice on the palate with a smooth hop flavor.