Taverner (1044) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one scores high in the aroma category - full of fruity grapefruit notes. Pours a bitter hazy copper/brown with some off white head. Flavor is bitter, but not overwhelmingly so, followed by a biscuity finish. At 5%, it makes up for lack of ABV with a huge hop profile, and it doesn’t do an overkill on the bittering hops, and gives enough florals to keep it interesting.
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
NIce copper pour with brilliant white and lasting head, leaving lacing all over the glass. Nice floral aromas wtih a tangy malted scent for balance. Apricots, wheaty caramel and fruited notes bringing up mid to late palate before a lingering dusty bittering finish. Good mouthfeel and quite well balanced, full in flavor. Clean and quenching, would be a wonderful session beer for a spicy bbq.
BeerandBlues2 (7421) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours clear, dark amber with a medium, creamy, off-white head, good retention. Aroma is medium sweet caramel-toffee malt, moderate hops (pine, citrus, floral) with light fruity esters and alcohol. Flavor is medium sweet malt, bread, high hop flavor, moderate bitterness, light fruity esters, and some alcohol. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
Cornfield (5276) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a good hophead’s IPA. Deep orange in color with a frothy white head, it begins quietly with an aroma of sweet flowers and oranges. When it hits the mouth, the first thing you taste is the pleasant caramel malt. Briefly. The hops explode in the mouth in a riotous profusion of hop bitterness that soon causes the lips to tingle as well. It’s got a nice long bitter finish that leaves the mouth watering for more. I’ve got to try this brewery’s IIPA, too.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, pours an amber body with an off whit head. Citrus, grapefruit hoppy bitterness. A mild earthy tone. Initially its more sweet then the bitter herbal hop resinous earth y character dries it out. Nice ipa.
greenhorn1 (667) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice copper with hints of orange. Small creamy head with nice lacing. Stong hoppy orange peel aroma with hints of pine. Tastes the same as the aroma, but add grapefruit to the mix. Nice balance of hops and sweetness. Bold hoppy lingerness. Great IPA.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1310-20080418] 1pt6floz bottle. Malty hopped up citrus and tangerine juice aroma. Hazy, medium orange brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Super bitter citrus hops and heavy malt flavour. Bitter bitter medium body. Wow that’s bitter!
(w/ blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, tupalev)
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade with André in Seattle. Pours a clear coppery amber brew with a thick and lumpy off-white head that has excellent retention and some spotty/sticky lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and lime zest, a touch of caramel malt, and some mild biscuit. Taste is medium bodied, some carbonation with flavors of caramel malt, some orange zest, grapefruit juice and a touch of white pepper. Finish has a lingering mild bitterness that quickly kicks in and then fades slowly after the finish. The west coast caliper IPA category fits this brew very well.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from RiversideAK. Pours cloudy amber with a moderate sized off white head. Good of lace. Smells earthy and caramelly malty with sweet, citrus notes. Tastes citrusy and earthy hoppy with a good dose of sweetish cereal malt in there. Good, balanced, bitter yet slightly sweet. Medium body, good carbonation.
LilBeerDoctor (2818) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to riversideAK. Pours a clear orange with a small white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, light tropical fruits, and grassy hops. Flavor is similar with sweet malt and light citrusy and fruity hops. Pleasant and enjoyable.