kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear copper, wispy beige head, streaks of lace, strong earthy hop aroma obscures a hint of sweet caramel malt, lots of hop flavor, very dry with only a trace of sweetness, long bitter finish, starts to grow on you after a while
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
NachlamSie (2858) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, thanks BossHossBikes. There’s a notch in a 7 on the side of the bottle, I interpret this to mean it was brewed in July. The aroma still has pretty good hop definition, so everything seems to be in check. I get a bit of wood and grapefruit in the nose with a very strong caramel backbone. Some newspaper and cherry stems are also noted. The flavor is a very predictable IPA, nothing really outstanding, but nothing lackluster either. Typical caramel sweetness is highlighted with a moderate hop bite portrayed in a grapefruity, peppery fashion. When I think of middle-of-the-road, acceptable IPA’s , Cottonwood Endo always came to mind, but now I have another one to reference.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BOTTLE GASTON RESORT ARK: Nice and fresh when cold, but mossy as it warms. A decent IPA with huge hops for your hoppys out there.
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle,copper in color nice white head,slight aroma of grassy hops,nice smooth beer,like this one better than the pale ale.good ipa.
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 (2264) - 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 (1908) - 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 (2492) - 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.