tiggmtl (4544) - 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 (5644) - 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 (1143) - 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
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... NTB Ernesto Festo ’06... Mostly clear, golden ale with a mid-sized, frothy, white head. Floaties distributed sparsely throughout the brew. Excellent retention. The nose delivers very subtle notes of grapefruit and pine. The flavor is full of chewy malts and juicy hops. Toffee, caramel and a marriage of tropical and citrus fruits. Medium-bodied and ultra-creamy with moderate carbonation. Lengthy, tingly, bitter finish. Thanks, kenb, for shipping the bottle my way!
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber via trade trade with Buck Dich - Pours a clear amber color with a nice size off white head that quickly fades to a film. Nice lacing. Has a toasty malt, light citrus hop aroma. Flavor is bitter with some residual malt sweetness and citrus hop. A smooth, medium body beer. Good beer. Thanks Jordan.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle via trade with kenb! - Thanks Ken! - pours amber with a big offwhite head that stays pretty well and laces the sides of the glass. Nice aroma of grapefruit and pine over caramel malts. Flavor contains lots of hop flavors, grapefruit, pine, some pineapple, and a touch of malt, biscuit and caramel. Pretty well balanced and an easy drinker. The beer is well carbonated but not overly so. Medium body. I enjoyed this one.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber/orange color,large white head that had a good hang time then faded slowly to leave a bit of a lcae behind.The aroma was citrusy with a bit of pine and plenty of hops coming through.The flavor was pretty decent as well with a nice malty side some faint sweetnes at first then it changes to a nice bitterness plenty of ctrus taste with a light piney note and a good bitter bite in the end.Pretty decent brew all around and well worth trying again.
locarboy (129) - USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 22oz. bottle. Poured light burnish copper color with fluffy head that laced down the glass as I drank it. Unusual citrus, mandarin like aroma. Hop flavor is up front, citrus, almost boardering on catty. The Malt holds up and is sweetish in the finish. The sweet finish seems not only to be with the malt but has some hop component, too. There is a lot going on here. I swear I’ve tasted something like this before. Maybe it was an orange soda followed by a can of Schlitz with a carmel to follow. Interesting enough to be liked.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Parkway Tavern Day of IPAs. Pours pale amber. Medium body, tastes sweet with a bittersweet oaky finish. Another unusual interpretation of the IPA style.