rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer wasn’t too bad. Pours out orange with a decent white head. Smell is a bit hoppy no citrus that I’m used to in these west coast IPA’s. Taste is clean and smooth with a nice punch of hops but not over the top at all. I will say that the slight buttery taste from the diacytel took away from it a bit. Still a good beer.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle which Garrett brought to my house last night. Thanks man. Pours out a orange color with a thick white head on it. Smell is slightly hoppy, with a touch of a butter note. Taste was smooth and rich, somewhat hoppy, but had a bit of diacytel in it. Not bad by any means, but I was expecting a PNW IPA, not an English style IPA. Id like to get a bottle that didnt have diacytel in it though.
gogglegurf (9) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great Hop Flavor start to finish. One of my favorites at the local pub. Medium body, nice texture.
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a small off-white head. Citrus and earth aroma. Piny, biut grapefruit flavor with backing sweet caramel malt. Grapefruit lingers. Good bitterness. Medium body.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear golden color with a thin off-white head. The aroma was semi-sweet with malt and a mix of sweaty hops. The flavor was a mix of piney hops and sweet malt. Mild bitterness and a semi-dry finish. Medium bodied.
fordest (2137) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared with padrefan98. Aroams of citrus including pineapple off this hazy orange brew with a huge fluffy head that lasted forever. In fact, when I was done with the beer, there was still head in the glass. Can I get a spoon please.... Flavors were more hops with some grapefruit citrus taking the forefront. Pretty tasty.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle thanks to dgarth. Pours a golden cloudy orange with a huge head that lasted the whole time. Good hop presence with tastes of grapefruit and pine. Very good.
akaufman (16) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Top tier brewery’s flagship brew. I especially enjoy the fact that it is so readily accessable
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a clear golden orange color with a small head. Grapefruit and pine notes can be found in the aroma and flavor. There is something else strange about this beer...is it vanilla? A bit watery mouthfeel. I prefer my west coast IPA’s to make a hop statement, which this one is lacking. Not a bad beer, just not a good representation of a good west coast IPA.
igneous1 (1528) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice gold/orange color, head is white, thin. aroma is of lemony citrus and earthy grainy hops. Flavor is quite balanced between the hops and malts with a nice bitterness coming through in the finish. In the end, I prefer more of a hop presence in my IPA. Pretty good, but nothing special.