reg71 (2) - Atascadero, California, USA - JUN 5, 2009 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
IPA have been my favorite for about 3 years now. When I first started drinking microbrews I gradually moved toward brews with more hops until I found my first IPA. Wow, it was intense! I still have a special place in my heart for them, and this one is my favorite of those I have had.
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear light orange with a good, thick, off-white head. Aroma is a perfect hop bomb. Little to no malts - this one is citrusy, resiny hops all the way through. A bit of honey and brown sugar counter in the flavor, and wow is this delicious. Full-bodied, big mouthfeel, with just a ton of hops. Wonderfully refreshing while still very flavorful. Fantastic - one of my new favorite IPAs.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Typicaly oprange IPA color with a nice white head. High hop nose of citrus and grapefruit. Floral and earthy notes as well.Bitter taste and a crisp finish.
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice US hop aroma, all grapefruit and citrus. More grapefruit and then a heavy malt. Sort of oily or fat, but in a good way. Drinkable
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful dark copper pour with a creamy head. Piney, dried fruit aroma. Lightly sweet flavor with lots of citrus peel bitterness. Great balance.
secretmartian (2) - Tigard, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2009 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The gold medal winner of the 2008 Great American Beer Festival. Out of 104 IPAs, it took first place. Enough said.
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, bright amber, medium off-white head. Grapefruit, sweet malt and citrus dominate the aroma. Hops, citrus and a touch of caramel comes across strong in the flavor. Bitter and dry finish.
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAY 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
yeah alright but not great. has the standard US citrus hops going on and a substantial bitterness but the palate is too sweet for me.
mrhoppy (1185) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAY 19, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is like the other style IPA that I don’t lean towards. Beautiful complex floral aroma. Creamy marshmallow palate. Not to bitter. Where’s the malt? The caramel? Delicious but lacking. If they tweaked this in a different way.... Epic!
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft from Brouwer’s. Pours a clear golden with a bubbly cream head and a nice hoppy aroma. A little sweet, but balenced well with a tiny bitterness. Clean finish makes this a very drinkable and well balanced IPA.