nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is hoppy with mostly grass and citrus. There is also a slightly toasted caramel malt. The appearance amber with a small but nice head. The flavor is bitter and grassy with malt up front but a grain husk and hop finish. The palate is average for the style but smooth. Overall I like it but its too astringent to really enjoy.
msante79 (2217) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours copper with white head. Aroma is malty with hops and some citrus. Flavor is dominated malt and caramel. Some citrus flavor and light hops for a IPA. Not much of an IPA. More of a malty pale ale. A decent beer just a poor example of an IPA.
3fourths (8795) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oily sharp honey-flavored hop resin and a green tea/amber sap aroma delivers the proper hop character of an IPA but the weak and timid body and slightly metallic tinge in the finish bring this one down below an acceptable level of quality. Pretty poor effort, perhaps it’s a function of distance traveled and age, but little to no oxidation was detected, I just think it’s a simple beer and the artisan aspect of this brewery is probably long-gone.
riversideAK (5827) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhat muted aroma of light floral and citrus hops with a touch of malty sweetness. Something tells me this was not the freshest example of the beer. Pours a nice bright golden amber with a lasting creamy head and great lacing. A nice looking beer. Hop bitterness up front in the form of old floral and citrus with a touch of dirt/earth. The malt is a tad sweet with hints of caramel and brown sugar. The finish is dry and long lasting. This is probably quite a bit better when fresh.
anders37 (20429) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Belmont St. Portland, OR. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy aroma with some citrus hints. Sweetish malty hoppy citrus flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
Ratman197 (11754) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a hazy amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, light citrus and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a lightly dry finish. Flavors of earthiness, carmel, pine and light orange zest with a smooth lightly dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.
sloth (2688) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium sized offwhite head thats short lived, some patchy lace left behind. Clear gold color. Nose is malty with some tea bag notes, a tad dirty. Body is med/light, good carbonation and a bit grainy on the palate. Caramel malts, light citrusy flavors, butter scotch notes, raw, stale hoppiness with some vegetal notes as well. Fairly dry finish is lightly grainy and weirdly bitter.
blankboy (6781) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz). Pours a slightly hazy orange-copper with an average size frothy off-white head. Decent aroma of floral hops, bready caramel malt and fruit. Flavour of caramel malt, floral hops and citrus fruit with
a finish that’s more bitter then I expected, a little spicy too (pepper mainly). Alcohol well hidden. Average bodied. A little underrated, this is a fine IPA, it’s just not awesome -- If this were from Canada it would be rated higher.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle via Liquid SOl. Pours a SEMI-CLEAR COPPER WITH AN AVERAGE BEIGE HEAD. Nose is pine, orange, apricot. Taste is caramel, biscuits, pine, pepper and grapefruit with a semi-metallic dry finish. Body is medium, carbonation is moderate/high. Pretty good for an east coast IPA.
bhensonb (12951) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Pours a darkish orange amber color with an ok white head. Excellent floral aroma over some caramel. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is rather fruity and floral, with light biting spice, and some astringency. Finish is astringent, though not all that bitter. It’s a really tasty ale, badly underrated, and quite floral in the end. Hooah!