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 (277) - 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 (5183) - 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 (7182) - 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.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light-hazed amber color with a large, holding, off-white head. Aroma starts with some vegetal notes that lead the way to sweet and tart... Sweetarts. Mild milk and grapefruit. The hops that show in the nose are not attractive to me. Flavor fares a bit better with a sharp, peppery bitterness covering some of those "off" aromas that found their way into the flavor. Tingly mouthfeel adds to the sharpness of flavor. This ended up being pretty good.
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RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel and toffee malts prdominate in the initial tasting with PNW grapefruit and pine resin hop bitterness moderating the sweetness in the finish. My sample was somewhat musty tasting, or perhaps a touch of dishwater in the background. That, unfortunately was my lasting impression. Thanks to Cornfield’s recent ramblings, I was able to try this one.
Zimmo (57) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - JAN 22, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Looks like orange koolaid and iced tea mixed together. Tastes bitter with strong metallic aftertaste. My first and probably last Arkansas beer.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The body’s an orange copper hue and it’s got a healthy, frothy egg-shell head. Well sustained, too, and does some nice lacing. The aroma’s an interesting blending of hop scents, a touch of grapefruit, some floral, some earthy. It’s not a strong aroma, but it masks the malts well. The malts are very light in the flavor, both grainy and biscuity. The hop bitterness is rather mild for and IPA (It’s listed at 57 IBUs on the brewer’s site.), but the combo of hops bitterness still overshadows the malt. It finishes on a peppery, resinous note containing a hint of alcohol. The brewer’s website lists the alcohol at 5.82% ABW - - and I’m too tired to figure out what that is in ABV terms. Point is, it seems rather low for showing up in the flavor at all. Not bad.
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smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - DEC 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear pale orange with two inch off-white head that laces. aroma pine and grapefruit with touches of malt and alcohol. Flavor is citric hops and hints of biscuit malt here and there. Finish is modbitter but still dry and tends to compound as you drink more. A slight metallic note found in first two drinks but undetectable after that. I have noted this in other diamond bear beers. Decent brew but tad thin and lacking to be a great ipa.