Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
$5.99 on sale at Fry’s....didn’t bother with a glass pour...crisp nondescript flavor. It’s definitely a "watered down" attempt at an IPA for the masses....Also, easy drinking for the budget minded...might try again...
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy light copper color with a decent sized off white head. Aroma is of citrusy, slightly piney hops. Taste is not so up front citrusy, but with a slight bitter citrus finish. Not bad but not great.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very clear golden, short lasting fluffy white head, clean citrus hoppy aroma. I wanted to disagree with the two previous ratings and not be influenced by them, but I have to agree. Thin and watery. It has the basic character of an IPA but is lacking any real body. Finishes a bit soapy.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very nicely composed IPA that is just too thin and watery. Decent caramel malt character with a decent floral hop profile with some nice citrus and hop oil character - just so little of it. Almost as if you made a decent IPA then just diluted it with tap water.
BeerNeedy (126) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle. Modest Pine and Hop aroma. Poured a dark golden with a small white head. Tastes like a lower end IPA and had a disturbing carbonation finish which bit annoyingly.
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On the weak side for an IPA. Started out promising getting a whiff out of the bottle. Very nice head and lacing. Flavor is actually on the sweet side, but not really bold as is expected with an IPA. Goes down smooth and rounded-out but IPAs are supposed to bite. Actually watery towards the end.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bottle - Pours lt orange with a small off white head...aroma is nice light pine resin and citrus...flavour is similar...decently balanced hop bitters and sweet malt...a very light IPA, not bad, but not what most folks will expect...
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent golden orange with a stringy-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of fresh pine and grapefruity hops with a hint of sweet caramel. Body starts with pretty good fullness and a decent malty sweetness with some resiny bittering and flavor hops before a mild, bittersweet finish. A pretty smooth and drinkable IPA.
brianprentiss (677) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not a bad ipa. had a great smell, which was much more thick and rich than the taste. could have been more complex
marcus (7463) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This golden ale poured with a nice off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a nice caramel malt flavor with citrus bitterness at the finish.