jake65 (2594) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - thanks Jordan. Ruddy orange color with a thin beige head. Malty aroma with citrus, caramel, and faded hops. Tastes heavily malted with more faded (than lively) hops. Lightly bitter in the tail.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Caramel color, light head, light lacing. Nose of cardboard and earthy light hop. Thick body, chewy and dry with very little bitterness. Fruit in the finish and more earthy. About as hoppy as SNPA with a little cardboard and dry caramelly notes in the flavor.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of ericandernavy. Decent citrus ipa aroma. Copper body with off white head. Flavor is of what you would expect some citrus but at times seemed little watered down. Good on the palate, just wish flavor was like aroma. Thanks eric.
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This reminds me a lot of Sierra Nevada Torpedo... the only thing missing is the aroma... Nice malty body, with a really well balanced hop profile... mostly american c hops here. Pretty smooth stuff, with a clean palate
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Cloudy dark amber-orange with bubbly off-white head and some nice lacing.
Aroma of very slight citrus and sweet toasted malt. Very hard to detect much here.
Semi-sweet toasted malts grapple with citrus hop bitterness. Unfortunately the sweetness wins until the aftertaste when some spicy bitterness is evident. I really don’t like sweet IPAs.
Moderate carbonation, medium body. Does not have the kind of dry finish I expect from an IPA.
While not really bad, I am not a fan of sweet IPAs.
deyholla (6511) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a beer of the month pack. Pours rust with a creamy golden head. Aroma has light hop notes bring out a combination of a flora and a citrus (orange) notes. Flavor has three hop flavors, starts with floral hops, transfers to more citrus hops, and finishes with an earthy note.
dchmela (2614) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Ian for hooking me up with Arkansas! Pours a light amber with a thick off white head. Citrus hop aroma. Fairly balanced hop taste with a good malt base. Just ok.
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer of the Month Club - Unpleasant aroma. Even more unpleasant aftertaste. It’s kind of like getting acupuncture on your tongue using pepper sticks. Call me an Oregon beer snob, but it’s about what I expected.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Honey yellow pour. Nose is sweet with a little citrus and a pound of butter substitute. Flavor is stale hops, a bit peppery and sap. Thin in the mouth and astringent on the finish.
Cavie (3753) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
August BOTM. Clear orange pour. Some sweet hops on the nose but also a bit tart. Taste is a little stale. Not sure how old the bottle is. Some hops but flavor edges out quickly. Finish is a light dry but taps the back of the throat.