fgfats (10) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better IPA's that I have had. Very nice balance of flavors with a nice hoppy taste.
ssd123 (1) - USA - JAN 12, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is the only beer I drink. I use to drink Sam Adams but after I tasted This IPA I cannot tolerate anything else. I have tried all the FireStation 5 beers but this is the only one I like. I have gratiously let others sample my stash but I don’t think they get it. The only problem is getting my trash bin up in my truck every other week for the trash guy. Wish they made it in Kegs or cans!
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours clear amber in color with white head. Aroma of citrus hops and malt. Taste bitter grapefruit hops with bitter finish. This is very good every day IPA, surprising the low ratings for this one.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found a sixer of these in Paducah a few weeks ago. Nice looking, with a mildly hazed orange body and a small offwhite head that lays down some nice lacing. Grassy hops and pine resin to the nose. Light medium body is well carbonated. Brash dry hops are somewhat grassy and quash any suggestion of a serious malt presence. Pine cone and fresh hay notes also lurk. Pretty decent for style but nothing special.
jwasow (1) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 3, 2007 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like it ;). In my opinion a good level between price, avalibility and quality.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This aromatic, hazzy copper ale is, suprisingly, the smoothest IPA I’ve ever had out of a bottle.
If you’re like me and usually avoid the hop-fest that is a typical IPA, you could do worse than this beer.
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Doesn’t smell sour at all, smells hoppy and malty. It’s also an attractive color. Quite bitter finish, kinda wakes you up a little if you aren’t expecting it. I can taste malt, but for the most part, all I can taste is the flavor of the hops. I like that, but it doesn’t seem particularly balanced. B+
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On my first trip the the Fred Meyer upon moving out here I picked up a 6 pack and wasn’t disappointed.
Light amber in color with low carbonation and a quickly disappearing head. Very floral, somewhat fruity aroma. Well hopped, but not as bitter as I like in an IPA. Pretty well balanced, but a little too sweet a the end. Smooth mouthfeel. Pretty solid beer.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured golden color, with white head that cleared quickly. Aroma is earthy, fruity and slight hoppy. Mildly carbonated. Flavor is a citrus fruity, mildly hoppy (for an IPA), and other sweet flavors. Very crisp and clean.
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours to the typical IPA hazy golden orange, with medium off-white head that lingers nicely, and shrinks to leave good lacing. Aroma is a nice blend of bitter hops and citrus, mopstly grapefruit, with the flavor following suit. The only issue I had with this beer was the palate. While it was dry and bitter as expected, it left a funky aftertaste, like a mixture of old wet tube sock and cardboard (not that I really know how that combination tastes). Aside from that, not a bad IPA.