sloth (2607) - 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 (6444) - 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 (12150) - 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!
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brewed in the USA !!! Pours a nice amber color with a med white head. The aroma is of hops, citrus, and a hint of pine needles. The taste is pretty much the same, but i might add a slight trace of pepper. It was a bit on the watery side but still pretty good. :)
jcwattsrugger (11365) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle-pours a big foamy off white head that laces and amber color. Aroma is (centennial?), wood/pine/some citrus, secondary medium malt. Taste is (centennial?), wood/pine/some citrus-slight bitter, secondary medium malt-caramel. A bit thin, light/medium body.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of summer SS 08, Mild pine aroma. Clear bubbly orange body with pale white head. Exelant lacing. Flavor of light grapefruit and lacking the crispness of an ipa. Great citrus grapefruit aftertaste lingering on palate. Man the aftertaste was better than the flavor odd. Thanks Alan.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of beachbum25. Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells earthy with a peppery hint. Tastes peppery with some light citrussy hints.
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[1599-20080816] 12floz bottle. Mild butter and light smoke aroma. Clear, light orange brown body with a quick white foamy head. Smoky buttery grains flavour has a muted bitterness. Medium body. Fairly rough.
(@ Cole’s IPA Festival; Buffalo, NY)
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008-08-16. Golden orange body with a small beige head. Mild aroma, briefly floral, grassy, light hops. Flavour is lightly astringent, moderate bitterness throughout, light citrus and brief citrus seed astringency. (6+) Average palate. Decent, just okay. Bottle, Coles IPA Festival, Buffalo