Crit (3606) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold,small lasting beige head.Grapefruit hop nose. Nice citrus/bitter hop profile, long medium strength finish
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted 6/15/09. 22oz bomber. Filtered with a dark golden hue. Honey, hoppy and floral aromas with a touch of toast. Full bodied with a dry body and bitter palate. Earthy malts. Earthy hops. Woody and tangy. Honey sweetness in the malt bill. This is a solid beer, and judging from the price tag, this would easily make it into my weekly rotation...were it available in my area...
joet (2424) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A perfect "normal" IPA. Mostly dry citrusy, aromatic, soft-medium effervescence still propels a full aroma, malts are present, fresh tasting and light thin caramel and cracker. Better than a resinous sweet hop bomb for certain.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2009 22 oz bottle via Hagen. Pours a semi-hazy amber with a decent sized somewhat chunky head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Nose is all hops..mostly citrus..grapefruit, pine. Taste is very good. Wish they would have used some Simcoes in the finishing hops though. I love Simcoe flavor, ashamed to waste them in just bittering part of boil. I think i can almost tell they are there at least, and the the Centennial is nice along with the Cascade in the end. The tomahawks give it that extra punch in the aftertaste. THis is a very very good IPA and a half, bordering on IIPA territory, but without the high alcohol bite often found in IIPA’s. I think 7.5% in this case is just perfect. The body is just right too. Medium/full body. Malt backbone is there, but allows the hops to ride a 20 foot wave atop it. All this could use to make it perfect, in my eyes, are more Simcoe hops in the flavor profile,and more dry hopping for aroma. Not complaining though, this is better than almost every IPA out there. Well done! Now out to the freezer to get some Simcoes to drop in my Firestone! Do it yourself dry hopping!!!
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Papago. Pours a bright copper color with a frothy white head. Smells predominantly of grapefruit. Everythig starts nicely, but this one definitely drops off in flavor -- mild with citrus, flour, and grass. Was really hoping for more depth of flavor and body.
crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours straw-orange with a thick, foamy white head. Strong piny, fruity hop aroma. The flavor is heavy on fruity hops, with a brief hint of alcohol, and a sweet finish. Delicious and really well done.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Solomon420 for this awesome extra
I poured this into a Sam Adams pint glass it resulted in a finger worth of white head that turned into a sparse lace. The body of the brew was a clear golden orange in color.
Aromas of pine resin and citrus’ filled my nose. That really is saying a lot today because of my allergies are acting up. The flavor was a well balanced for a west cost IPA; I was almost in complete shock. Good mouthfeel with great carbonation for your tongue.
I think if this was my local IPA it would be my go to brew. easy to drink and it taste like a good IPA should
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale amber with whispy white head that laces well throughout the pint. Nose is rather rich with some grapefruit and black tea aromas. On the palate, the orange and grapefruit dominates with some herbal qualities as well, and a modest malt component in there to reign in the hops. Some malty tea flavors are noted. Finish is "juicy fruit" sweet and leaves a long, pleasant aftertaste.
Ungstrup (30943) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with light notes of grass. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of grass combined with medium notes of pine needles, leading to a dry and very bitter finish.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2009 Just a superb IPA. Really enjoyed this one, and will definitely be buying it more often!