clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a hazy cooper amber with a copious beige head. Subtle nose with hints of citrus and a touch of malt. Medium semi-dry body. Initial malt profile is quickly balanced by an appropriate bitterness for this style.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
a pretty decent IPA. slightly bitter with grapefruit, copper, carmel, and hay flavors. Pine and menthol and pepper with lots of malts. If it was a little more full bodied, it might have been a little higher rated for me but the thin palate killed all the good flavors for me.
ElGaucho (2194) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Cornfield. Thanks Carl! Very familiar aroma. Hops more than offset by molasses and burnt caramel. Beautiful reddish, amber with a lasting layer of creamy, tight bubble head. Excellent lace. Tastes like it smells. I’ve had beers that taste exactly like this. It’s almost as if whatever brewing school the brewmaster went to has a stock recipe all the students are supposed to use. Not unique. Some piney/peppery bite. More molasses and cardboard than hops. Drinkable, but forgettable.
boto (1828) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Little Rock Airport: This one pours a slightly orangish-amber color. There was a bit of a head on it with some lacing. The aroma is good, with notes of citrus and grassiness. It is a touch weak for an IPA, however. The taste is also decent enough, with a decent malt body in the background. Maybe we have all become a little de-sensitized to hops with all the IPA’s out there, but it could have used a bit more. Still, this was VERY drinkable.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle: Aroma a bit sweet almost syrupy. Not enough hops for an IPA in my humble opinion but won’t stop me from enjoying another.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle sampled at DLD - Poured amber with a short offwhite head. Nice citrus grapefruit and pine over some bready biscuit malts. Flavor is grapefruit and pine with some bready malts. Pretty average ipa overall.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
i expected alot more hops in this and while its hoppy compared to the rest of their beers, its still 10 parts water 2 parts snpa.
thefederalist (279) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - APR 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2007 Pours a hazy golden-copper, nice big head that makes funny shapes as it dissipates. Wonderful citrusy hop aroma. Flavor is bracingly bitter at the mid-back tongue, with lots of flowery and orange/lemon zest flavor in the finish. One of the best IPA’s i’ve tasted. - Rerate - MUCH less impressive upon retasting. Sweetness is cloying, and I can sense the metalic aftertaste that others mentioned here.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[235-20070324] 355mL. Sweet orange citrus hoppy aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with some bubbles throughout and a medium lasting foamy light tan head. Strong flavour notes sweet grassy citrus and light caramel with a bitter aftertaste. Medium body, seems complex. A nicely rounded medium IPA.
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Tuqueboy/Mabel. Orange body, with a creamy off-white head. Sweet orange citrus aroma and zesty lemon peel, very light notes of hoppy resin. Pleasant moderate bitterness in the flavour, with resiny caramel malt flavour and very muted citrus notes. (6+) Average palate. Pretty tame for a US IPA, but very pleasant.