Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10/24/07 From the bottle. Aroma is sweet, but quite low, with jasmine forward followed by a much lower hop character. Appearance is light gold, clear, with a medium off-white head. Flavor is earthy hops mixed with jasmine and resin, followed by a sweet malt balance. Flavors are very balanced; the hop strength is quite low for an IPA. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a medium carb feel and no creaminess. Overall, a good beer, but just not to style for an IPA.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a very unique beer...something you need to share as finishing a whole bomber by yourself isnt easy. not because it isnt good, simply because the jasmine is so perfumy that your taste buds can only take but so much. great in small portions
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty interesting beer here. Aroma is citrus and hoppy, nothing out of the order. Flavor is just like an IPA. The interesting part is the finish. That’s when the unique jasmine flavor comes out. Not bad.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Floral aroma. Pours an light amber with white head. Mid range body with a light hop finish. Jasmine shows up at the end.
kyzr (1326) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - OCT 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber pour with nice off-white head. Very much flower on the nose, with some sweetness to it. Flavor is kind of hoppy, yet the sweet taste of jasmine takes control. Medium body with a good bit of malt that leads to the finish. Rather interesting.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very floral and smooth. Kind of grassy and with a strong , tart citrus finish. Sweet malt base, medium bodied, some slight pine and light spice - there is also an interesting berry sweetness to it that I really enjoy. Pretty dry with a little soapy feel to it. This was a difficult rate, I dont know why but this drink seems to have lots of notes foreign to my palate.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color with a thin head. This had a sweet floral aroma with a deep hops hose. I liked the flavor which had a floral and hops flavor. The Jasmine was subtle yet there. It was very nice to drink and this was a great beer to chat about with friends.
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Oakes for sending this one out. Amber colour with a thin tan head. Fresh and very floral/herbal aroma, loads of jasmine aroma. The flavour is a bit soapy but not too distracting. Strong bitterness with a tea-like astringency that actually works for the beer. A bit of orange citrus hop flavour. Minerally/herbal bitterness. It’s good but I think the jasmine could be dialled back a notch.
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GCBF sample. Light gold. Foamy head. Thin aroma. Hoppy without any burn. Lasting hop dryness in the finish. Don’t get much from the jasmine till the flowery finish.
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Rich amber with an off-white head. Low citrus/pine/floral aroma. Orange citrus, pine, spice, floral hop flavors with backing malt. Medium body. Decent piney bitterness. Lilngering pine, spice, floral.