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 donít 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 (5972) - 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 (2560) - 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. Itís kind of like getting acupuncture on your tongue using pepper sticks. Call me an Oregon beer snob, but itís 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 (3672) - 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.
fsbw21086 (328) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent IPA. Full flavor, full bodied and enjoyable to drink. Nice subtle citrus notes and complexity that make this a really well done IPA. I also get a buttery flavor that was quite different than other IPAs. Drank it straight out of the bottle and enjoyed it.
crazyvin (1859) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured a nice copper hue with a nice frothy white head that had good retention. Aroma had a pleasant pine note mix with a typical citrus note too it. There was a subtle almost grainy note to the aroma it was slightly offsetting but not significantly Flavor had a good hop profile and was fairly balanced out with sweet malt notes. Finish was full as was the palate.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 This beer came in my beer of the month club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright red-orange-amber color with a huge orange-tan head. The aroma was moderately strong grapefruit and pine. The flavor was strong with sweet grapefruit, orange and pine with a light floral hop presence and light nutty malts with a hint of cocoa. The finish was long, sweet and fruity. The body was fairly thick and full. Well done.
Odyn (265) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Odd nose with a light brown to amber color. Nice smooth flavor with a touch fo butterscotch and malt. Not as hoppy as most IPAs. The hops does come through on the aftertaste however leaving a lsightly prolonged aftertaste. Not bad at all.