dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with off-white head. Nose full of mild caramel and toast. Medium to heavy on the tongue with a perfectly balanced toffee, toasty malt, and ripe date flavors. Hops are resinous with subtle apple character. Impressive IPA.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured beer with some very light carbonation and a short white head. Fruity almost peachy hoppy aroma with some floral hints. Medium to full dry palate. Finish is bitter dry hinted. Very special, fruity ending with a sharper bitter light herby hint. Nice and special.
drjay44 (3407) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. bottle. Pours a lasting ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a clear light amber (SRM 7) body....nose is citrus, grapefruit peel, cereal, light toffee/caramel....taste is grapefruit to start, then toffee/caramel sweetness, with hints of floral honey, followed by a pine, citrus lingering bitterness....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, carbonation adds creamy tones. This is a well balanced, not overly bitter, nicely complex, "American/Left Coast" IPA. BJCP 7/3/15/4/8
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours clear copper with a fine off-white head. Floral and citrus on the nose. I was expecting more hop punch, but it came off clean and balanced. Medium hop finish. Good, but didn’t knock off the socks.
RSRIZZO (1949) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker at 45°. Color is a bright gold with very good carbonation and a nice white head. Aroma is hoppy with pine and citrus. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp fizzy mouth feel. Flavor starts with light malt and a touch of fruit then the hops jump out with big lemon and orange citrus and ends with a bold bitterness. In the after taste the bitterness lingers yet the fruit flavors give a mild sweetness at the same time. Overall its a very good IPA.
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2012 Nothing like a west coast IPA. Pours a golden orange color with a white foam head. Has an aroma of grapefruit, caramel, and pine. Sweet citrus caramel taste with a nice resiny hop hit. Sticky on the finish. Damn tasty.
bigbish (684) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a fantastic IPA. The flavor is amazing, tons of hops flavor and bitterness, just a touch of maltiness. Very good.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 0z bottle. Pours a deep golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is very nice fresh piney and lightly citric hops, herbal and a bit spicy, very fresh hop oil notes. Flavor is also very well balanced, the aggressive hop bitterness, mostly pine with some light fruitiness is balanced by a sweet caramel and lightly biscuity malt. Finishes bitter that lingers a bit. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Pretty tasty IPA
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just like the Double Jack, this IPA was truely outstanding! I sampled this on a beautiful evening at Union Jacks. The beer poured a light amber color with an ample off-white head. The head left some nice lacing around the glass. The body had a delicious and crisp hop flavor. The balance of this beer was a thing of beauty. It had just the right amount of toasted maltiness to balance the bitter and spicy hop profile. This IPA was noticably refreshing, as well.
Blairgus (4122) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
20 Aug 2011, tap. bright yellow, clear, steady bubbles, thin foamy head. great ipa nose! bitter lemon citrus and sweet pink grapefruit hops w/ enough alcohol to be noticeable. med body and fizzy. some sweet oranges and faint alcohol up front and a lingering, fairly bitter finish. great!