hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus and floral. Husky. Tastes of pretty much the same. Thin body bordering on watery. Lighter bitterness.
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is great. It’s got plenty of pine and citrus hops as well as buttery yeast and caramel malt. The appearance is amber gold with a decent head that falls pretty fast. The flavor is like the aroma but somewhat watery with an astringent bitterness. Still there are some of those pine and citrus hops as well as caramel malt so I am fairly happy. The palate is a little thin but not terribly so. The finish is rather quick for an IPA. Overall it’s good.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Poured an amber tone with a slightly off white head. Aroma or citrus fruits, hops and sweet malt. Well carbonated with flavors of citrus, caramel, hops and a malt balance. I actually didn’t mind this one. I have had many--way more--one dimensional IPAs than this one. Plus I really like the label, sometimes I wish they had a rating for labels, because good graphic design goes a long way and deserves to be supported.
Arayaga2 (1931) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark golden color with thin white head. Aroma is floral and sweet. Taste is water and lime with only a bit of grapefruit in the finish. Nothing to its taste, really. $1.5/12oz
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle.Pours a light, clear orangey gold with a short head. Nose is sequestered floral hops. Beer is lightly hopped with some sweet fruit and sparingly bittered. I thought this feel short in each area and was overall an under achiever, but not horrible, just, well just.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear light amber with a medium head. Aroma is nearly pure citrus (grapefruit). Taste is kind of one dimensional; heavy citrus with a little caramel. There’s something off-putting about the flavor. Astringent, but more. Thin texture.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Citrus hops are strong building and building as you drink, but there wasn’t much sweetness to balance it. The malt sweetness was to subtle and provided no relief from the relentless bitterness. Grapefruit flavor works to amplify the bitterness in the finish, with a bit more sweetness this could improve a ton.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Resilient white head and a bronze body. The aroma is really the best part of the beer, rather floral and fresh grapefruit citric hoppy goodness. The malt characteristic to balance the beer out is highly lacking, making it very one dimensional and rather astringent at times. The palate is thin and watery, making this better than the FG Amber Ale, but still a meager attempt.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, dustiness, and caramel. Flavor of pine hops, malt, and herbal. More of an English inspired IPA.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle, from Fred Meyer in Newberg, OR. Pours clear amber with a minimal, rapidly diminishing whitish head despite a vigorous pour. Aroma is dominated by grassy and lemon peel hops, with faint toasty malt notes. Flavor is all hops, unfortunately unbalanced in character with little malt sweetness evident and assaultive, the astringent, puckering herby and citrus hops present throughout - (but not assaultive in a good way). Medium body and prickly carbonation. Did not improve as it warmed! But what did I really expect from a contract brew such as this?