BarossaLuke (536) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good IPA. Lots of rich hop aroma with some caramel malt too, but the hops are definately the winner here. Palate is filling with malt richness and a good level of bitterness without being over the top. A very good example of a US IPA.
bluevegie (3041) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lasting white head on a slightly hazy golden body. Lovely aroma of hops, grapefruit and citrus, taste is delightful, enough bitterness without being over the top but lasts well until the last drop. Enjoyed this.
BelgianBeerGal (2965) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught sample at the Portland Pub. This turned out to be a great recommendation from the bartender. I thought it was a really fresh IPA that had tons of citrus and no harsh bitterness.
gam (3014) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent head,misty gold coloured pour,aroma very fruity,pine floral note,flavour hop mellow at first,grapefruit,a citric peel bitter pine,such a smooth IPA but the flavouirs are strong,finish decent hop tastes smoothness,nice bitter that lasts.
KyotoLefty (5793) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Rogue Ales and Public House, Portland.
Big hoppy aroma, with lots of citrus and pine.. Very fruity, well-balanced flavor with a burning hop finish and good fruit throughout. A great beer; the surprise of the day.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a rustic golden body with an off white head. Hoppy with grapefruit, caramel malt, light citrus, pine, and a grassy body. Nice ipa.
can8ianben (1285) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kind of a dry British IPA - not much in the way of sticky citrus presence - more of a dry pine body and aroma. Fairly light and balanced which means for an IPA you could drink quite a few of these bad boys.
BeerFanDan17 (954) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour at the Oregon Brewers Festival in July ’09. Nice IPA with good hop and matl balance.
thooper41 (546) - Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oregon Brew Fest: hazy brown aroma has a good amount of citrus hops, flavor is pretty hoppy but the malt is also a winner, maybe from the Munich malt?
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold with a large white head. Smells og bitter citrus, pepper, perfumy, some dry malt. Tastes crisp and bitter with lots of pronounced citrus and spicy,