ajm (1057) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Pap. Aroma of sweet grass and apple. Color is a nice darker red. Cascade hops are all but hidden beneath the soft malt blanket which creates a very sweet NW IPA. Apple skin, caramel, unrefined sugar, fruit. Real smooth.
theisti (3064) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington. Pour is clear reddish copper with great settling building up a thick and lasting 3 inch dirty white head. Splotchy lacing. Aroma of fresh resin earthy floral pine and grainy toasted malt. Fresh, but not terribly expressive. Taste is bitter, dry resin grainy hops and the nice toasted malt taste. Nice balance. Finish gets really earthy, bordering on dirty - which highlights the hops nicely, giving it a very fresh taste. Palate is medium thin, mild carbonation, bitter drying finish. Tasty one.
harbuck76 (134) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Pours a dark amber with medium white head. Nice lacing .Aroma is grass, and mild citrus. Carmel malt. Mouthful is thin. Taste is more like a ESB than IPA. Decent beer but would not classify as IPA.
djtimeless (221) - Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours out a clear red with lots of head. Taste is sweet, citrus, and some pine. Nice toasted biscuit flavors from the malt. Smooth, easy drinker. Not very bitter more fresh hop PA than IPA. Great brew.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours clear dark amber with a 2 finger light tan head that leaves great lacing. The nose is ripe citrus and malt. The taste is citrus, caramel and light pine in the finish that lingers a bit. Medium bodied. Not as citrusy as the aroma suggests, but itís a nice drinkable IPA.
ChazMania (642) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured into pint glass. Nice aroma with good head and lacing on glass. The taste is smooth with some crisp hop, but not hugely bitter (which I like the bitter). Coating texture on tongue. Very easy to drink and worth the 5.49 price.
Beerme (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from The Beer Authority, poured a clear orange color with a big foamy head. Citrus hop aroma. Smooth body without a big malt character followed by a bitter punch. Flavor, abv and body are right in my wheel house. Iíll ride the chair again.
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from Growler into snifter.
Pours a beautiful red copper with a creamy white head that lasts. This is a beautiful looking beer, top notch. Smells like fresh hops, a little spicy but mostly citrusy. This beer tastes great, it doesnít overwhelm you with hops but you definitely know there are plenty. A slight tangy flavor that develops in a lasting bitterness. The body is light and crisp. I could and will drink this beer all evening long. Iím hoping this stuff with last on the shelves as well as on the taps because I look forward to enjoying this beer for sometime.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle $5.19. nice orange color, healthy head. Smell is average and teh taste is slightly bitter. i can tell it has a decent amount of hops due to the fruitiness but like Inversion and Hop Henge it is juts not my lane. I prefer California style IPAís much more.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-09-2009 20:44:38
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glorious color - medium amber that radiates light well with off-white head. The amber is such an appetizing color.
Aroma is a delight of black Ceylon tea aromas, metallic hops, biscuits, and faint citrus.
On the palate the tea flavors resume with toasty/biscuity malt that tries to hold up to the metallic, piney hops. The pine carries through to the finish.
One of my favorite hoppy beers now because I love the ones that bring in some of the tea aromas/flavors with the hops.