PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 24, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Copper/amber pour with a light cream-colored head. Nose has lots of toasted and caramelized malts, with a very light piney note. Decent texture, not too carbonated. Flavor is also very toasty and caramelized. Pretty dense grainy malt flavor which is followed by a piney bitterness. Decent, but very one-dimensional.
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a deep cloudy amber. Floral hoppy west coast aroma. Mmm Mmm good. The taste was bitter, hoppy, with a nice strong bite. My type of beer.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear orange copper pour with a frothy off-white head. Floral and bright citrus hop aroma--almost a "Froot Loops" thing going on. However, the bright aromas were belied by the flavor--flat malts with woody, barky (stemmy?)hops. Chalky aftertaste. Not a great IPA.
eaglefan538 (3017) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BeerandBlues2 (I think). Poured a full amber-red color, nice off-white peachy colored head, strong lacing. The aroma was floral and citrus hops, strong caramel malts. The flavor was strong caramel and lemony-fruity malts, lots of bitter floral hops, some citrus hopping action. Full mouthfeel, heavier side of an IPA. Not my favorite twist on the style, but competent. Thanks, Brad!
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, dank. Malty (more bread than sweet), but also a real citrus rind, tongue-slapping, lip-smacking harshness (that I like). Not the most subtle of beers, but has a firm bitterness. Aroma is harsh and unidimensional, but I still like that too. Thanks hophead75 for the extra.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I don’t really appreciate the marijuana reference on this one, but was hoping the beer was decent regardless. Poured a hazy dark amber with a small semi-creamy off-white head. Looks a little on the dark side for the style. Aroma is somewhat faint with notes of lemon, grassy hops, a bit of toffee. Flavor is sweet, which is not too surprising considering the color. Lots of toffeeish malt with some grass and grapefruit rind hops that attempt to offer a little bit more towards the IPA side. There were no massive flaws that I detected, aside from the fact that it was way too malt oriented. Less malt and more citrusy bitter goodness would have made this more drinkable and overall a greatly superior IPA.
RSRIZZO (1933) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is a bright fresh hop scent. Color is a deep amber that leans more to the brown. Carbonation is good with a thin somewhat loose head. Taste is very hoppy and citric. Starting with a medium body it goes down creamy with a bite. Finish comes on with a fresh hop, bold citric and pepper taste then a mild malt flavor and nice hop bitterness. In the after taste the citrus starts to fad with bitterness building and lingering on a while. Its a nice IPA, but needs more malt sweetness to balance out all the hops they have in there.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of sour floral hops, strong citrus smell. Pours a nice clear copper with a smallish white head. Taste is crisp sour grapefruit hops. Very good IPA.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2008 Bottle. Dark copper body, big off-white head, floral note with spicy hints. Rich but moderately dry caramel malt base, floral hops with moderate bitterness.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma- is moderate amount of floral hops with some caramel/molasses. Taste is muddled with a moderate caramel base and some floral and citrus hops- and a really rough bitterness, even for a hophead like me.