IrishBoy (3904) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample shared by Odeed; Thanks Jake! Nose was nice and hoppy; Yellow orange with a small white head; Falvor of hops with a mildly bitter finish.
Odeed (1795) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 14, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
ornage body with yellow highlights.nice foamy white head that left nice webbing on the glass.light citurs hop aroma with a good malt backbone.flavor was a mix of the aroma.along with some lemon and pine.not overloaded with hops as some ipa’s are,but it has just enough to keep you interested.this is very well balanced and is a nice drinking experience for sure.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Small white lasting head. Golden orange colour, slightly hazy. Slightly citrusy aroma, reminded me of tangerines. Balanced flavour, not heavily hoppy like many IPAs. Almost like a Cape ale. Crisp finish, again like a Cape ale. Good with braai, sushi or a session after a long day.
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at the brewpub - Pours golden and lightly hazy with a thin, lasting head. There’s a good citrus hops aroma and a better hoppy taste that’s well balanced by some caramel malts. Enjoy the crisp, hoppy finish. Very good IPA.
Ughsmash (7223) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured a clear medium golden with a short-lived cap of off-white head. Nose was quite fragrant with dried pine needles, grass, spiked caramel, and some pink grapefruit. Very, very bitter in the flavor department and on the palate... primarily of fresh pine needles and lesser grapefruit... tacky caramel base couldn’t quite hold it up. Bitter pine finish with a bit too much overt alcohol in there. Decent IPA.
jonas (5907) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber, low creamy head. Grassy and peachy hop aroma. Very
well balanced - ok chewy body and quite present aromatic hops. Very nice.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant, sweetness and toasted malt character balances nicely with citrus (tangerine/grapefruit) hop character in the aroma. Lightly hazy burnished copper coloured body is topped by a thin but lasting white head that leaves some sudsy lace. Caramel malt is prominent along with grapefruit citrus hops and moderate bitterness. The battle between citrus hops and caramel sweetness echoes in the aftertaste along with a surprising note of chocolate. Medium body with soft texture and moderate, lightly effervescent carbonation that engages the tongue and cheeks. Sampled at Mondial 2006.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a nice white head on top. Aroma is citrus, pine, grapfruit, and hops with a little bit of malt sneaking in. Flavor is grapefruit and pine with a nice finishing of caramel to finish the deal. Another good PNW IPA!
BuckeyeBoy (2917) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap At Elysian Fields Seattle. pours out a nice golden topped with a white head. A great aroma of citrus and pine. A very nice tast of hops.
raphael (938) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
milder hop aroma, less dense & resiny, almost flowery, but still some bitter notes. light in texture as well, with an orangish straw color, slightly cloudy, and white but thin head. hop flavor slightly fishy, dances nicely on the tongue, clean & crisp, cept that lingering oil. hop chorus well balanced otherwise