Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to July Secret Santa for this week. Pours a dried apricot color with a great one finger frothy head and nice lacing. Nose of musty hops, orange peel and peaches. Flavor is full bodied, with a pleseant malt flavor up front that turns into a caramel and sweet hop flavor....oranges, floral and grass notes. Finish is lingering and sweet. Thanks SS.
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at NY Wine & Culinary Center. Fresh grassy hops aroma, with sweet and musky caramel and grapefruit rind. A bit weak, though. Hazy deep copper-orange, with creamy off-white lacing head. Medium heavy watery body, with medium carbonation, light warming. Starts fairly sweet with caramel and brown sugar, heavy syrup flavor, with orange rind and grassy hop bitterness. Fairly clean finish, with warming alcohol and a lingering sweet after.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Consumer Beverage - Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. Nice layered lacing. Aroma is floral and pine hops. Flavor is sweet toasted malt, esters, and hops. A decent balance. Medium body. The alcohol becomes noticeable as the beer warms. A good beer.
blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 Oz bottle. Pours orange with an off white head. Aroma is sweet floral and citric hops, with a hint of caramel. Smooth, medium body. Flavor brings floral, grassy and citric notes, as well as caramel and lightly roasted malty notes. Alcohol is very well hidden. Very tasty and easy drinking.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Very clear amber body, off-white head, malty nose. Malty body with a lot of crystal, moderate bitterness, minimal hop character (some spicy notes, perhaps), a lot of alcohol. Definitely not a good example of the IIPA style; would make a decent barleywine, I suppose.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft- solid malty sweetness, balanced by a nice citrus hop flavor (cascade). Minimal head, minimal alcohol taste which was nice. Not the best example of the style but drinkable nonetheless.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cole’s IPA Fest.
Aroma has more malt than hops, deep orange, slim tan head. Taste is orange zest, some fine hops too. Balanced,bitter, sweet, good tongue tingle, abv is hidden. Good. Gotta like the name!
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours a copper-red body with no head. The aroma has orange resin, soap, and grapes. Leafy flavour with notable alcohol and chewy hops. Quite hoppy but not overly bitter. Very drinkable.
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler @ Coles IPA Fest Buffalo NY.Thanks Dan & Bo for the beer. Dark amber brown color. some sweet malty flavors up front followed up by a bitter finish. decent
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 18, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance :Amber gold, smallish top, fizzy head.3-
Aroma:Slightly on alcoholic side , woody gold malt with hop touch , toasted grain behind.
Flavour/Palate: Big with potent alcohol showing, slight earthy. Mid and finish bit shallow. Light vanilla hint. Good.