MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz - Aroma of doughy malts and chewy hops with a Play-doh finish. Flavor matches with a touch of dusty citrus. Palate is sticky and tart. OK but a little off.
zdk (1871) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: I’ve never seen a dark IPA before. Pours clear brownish/amber with a thin white head that dissipates. Smells fresh like an early spring morning in a dewy meadow. Light body and slippery mouthfeel. Finishes bitter but not overpowering.
nchomefinder (34) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber color with a thin white head. tastes of citrus, malt, chocholate. bitter finish, overall an excellent ale.
dmschefke (576) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly amber orange with thin white head, minimal lacing. Aroma nice of citrus and slight floral hops, decent malt backbone, pine, and grass. Flavor comes together nicely, but ends up a little thin for my liking.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Gold with a thin white head. Aroma is a little odd, definite chinese food with a hint of manure and rubber. Odd as that sounds it was pretty nice smelling. Obvious hop presence, dry and spicy with a slight hint of garlic perhaps? Quite different for an IPA and nice enough.
italianjohn (2908) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber/copper pour nice floral aroma light head and lacing good citrus hop flavor and a dry hoppy spicy finish the best of the Flying Dog beers I have had
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2009 1. On Tap at the Blake Street Tavern, Denver 08/10/2008
Some carbonation. Fruity aroma. Golden coloured and very hoppy with a crisp and slightly dry bitter finish.
2. From the Bottle at the GBBF, Earl’s Court 06/08/2009
Big hop aroma. Golden bronze coloured and very hoppy with a crisp and slightly dry bitter malt finish.
CanIHave4Beers (4026) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper color with a big fluffy white head with plenty of lace. Nice citrus aromas, with some pine sap, and some grainy malt. Flavor is lemony and citrusy, the bitterness is not terribly intense but is certainly present. Nice caramel flavors, along with some floral notes. Not too bad.
bburychka (55) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good IPA. Just a touch of bitterness, but otherwise one of the better ones that I’ve had so far.
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear light amber color. Floral lightly citrus aroma, strong acidic hops dominate. First sip was like a punch in the face(maybe I’ve been drinking some weak IPAs lately?), very strong bitter hop flavor, pine dominant, was hoping for a bit more complexity but overall a strong IPA candidate.