kramer (5213) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, via beerguy101. Pours a dark copper, mostly clear, under a small off-white head. Light sediment in bottle. Aroma is of light toasted and caramel malts with a small dose of piney hops. Flavor is fairly light as well with a thin malt base and moderate bitterness. Finish is short with a citric and iced tea hoppy foinish. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with alot of fizzy carbonation. Slightly creamy in texture. A middle of the road IPA, not worth seeking out unless youíre into the organic thing.
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with moderate carbonation. More malt than Iíd expect for an IPA, but still quite nice. Coffee and licorice with some berry on the nose. Starts with a dark flavor, moving sweeter and milder malt; a bit of hop bitterness. Ends with strong malt character and leaves a nice hop bitterness.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Bev Mo La Mesa. Pours a medium golden orange color. Head was white and bailed somewhat quikly. Nose of hops and some citrus. The initial bite was nice, but the finish was a litttle weak.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle. Medium orange-amber color with a small creamy white head. Grassy fresh hop aromatics with deep tones of citric sweetness. Fresh hop flavor, some floral soapiness as well. Some muted caramel malt flavors in the finish with some residual grassy herbal hoppiness. Mouthfeel is light medium, fairly dry.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was the first certified organic beer which I really enjoyed. Far better than any of the Wolaverís beers Iíve had. The body was a semi-cloudy orange-brown with a fluffy off-white head. The aroma was sweet, of apricots, and maybe a little peach. Mouthfeel was medium full, with some syrupyness about the malts and hops which gave way to a really pleasant smooth, mildly sweet finish.
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz Bottle: Pours a nice amber color with a thick fluffy hazelnut head and some serious carbonation. GRass heavy on the nose, also some serious lemon, citrus, and malts. Underneath the main aromas are some glue, almost some coffee and alcohol as well. The flavors are sharp and quick. I donít think much lingers on my tounge. Starts out sweet, but only for a brief moment then lemony, bitter and a strange aftertaste I donít care for. I want to say the finish is hops, but not a type I care for. Might not be hops at all though, tastes dusty to me. Sweetens a little as it warms and is quite nice dispite the lacking of hops most expect with an IPA.
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - APR 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
First of all I like this beer. Itís being seen around my area more, and is a good IPA. but...
The color is a little more orange than i think a IPA should be. I feel an american IPA should be rather pale [my version] golden to even straw colored.
The nose is surprisingly malty very malty.
However, this is no west coast hop-head IPA.
Nice creamy head that lingers for awhile.
It has a good full mouth-feel, and has adaquate hop bitterness. Great aftertaste. I think one of itís big claim/goal is itís certified organic wholeness. [and iím ALL for that] A great session beer, and one to have on hand in the refrigerator.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber colored, slight haze, with small white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy, can smell caramel. Flavor is fruity and malty, with strong hops in the end. Dry aftertaste. Fairly good.
hayduke (3530) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a copper color with a long lasting off white head. Strong nose of malts and hops, with floral overtones make this a nice one to just sniff. Smooth on the tongue, and easy going down. I would prefer a little more hops for an IPA, but that is my only quibble.
Lubiere (10603) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber ale with a thjin off-white head. Hoppy floral aroma with orange notes, very citrusy. Milder IPA with restrained hops, lighter bodied. Russian River Beer Revival & Barbecue Cook-Off, August 20, 2005.