BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear red brown with mild carbonation and a thin white head, decent retention. Aroma is citrus and hops. Taste is bitter hops and lemon. A little caramel sweetness. Slight tang in the finish.
Indra (2595) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz. bottle. Sharply citric, sweet aroma, plenty of juicy grapefruit and toasty, honeyish malts, with lighter notes of pine and brown sugar. Hazy medium orange-amber color with a lasting, fine head. Flavor is immediately bitter and citric, somewhat spicy and very dry, with a faint degree of toasty, lightly sweet maltiness at the finish and a lingering resinous hop bite. Lightly astringent and highly carbonated palate with a medium body. Rather unbalanced and harsh.
jgb9348 (4661) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice deep amber coloured body with an orange tint and a very thin tan head. Aroma of grapefruity & earthy hops with some caramel, malt and nuts. Medium-bodied; Sharp hops noticeable up front fading to a very strong malty and nutty flavour. Aftertaste shows more nuts, malt, sweet flavours, raisins and some odd cardboard. Overall, not a very good IPA - way too malty and nutty than anything else. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliverís Beverage Center in Albany, New York on 10-January-2008.
crazyvin (1911) - New York, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden hue with a frothy white head that faded to a thin coating and mild lacing/. Very grassy aroma, with a hint of hops. Not a lot of pine and citrus notes which i am accustomed too. Flavor was decent a good balance between bitter hops and earth like malts. Crisp finish mild palate.
TopherDrinks (96) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with a fluffy white head. Some lacing is left over. Nose is dominated by grapefruit, grass, and caramel malt. Flavors are green and sharp. Pine, and citrus, with that grassy follow-up. Some earthy notes mixed with a caramel malt backbone follow the hop burn only to finish with a sharp astringency and pine needles. Light-Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
kyzr (1148) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark gold pour with brownish head. Citurs nose with some hints of roast. Flavor is big and hoppy up front on this medium bodied ale. Slight roasted malty middle with a hoppy finish. Thanks to goldtwins for this bottle.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2007
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Fort Collings Rocky Mountain IPA
Appearance - Like every other IPA - golden brown with small amount of white head. Like in the parking lot in the back of suburban momís minivan at the Snowball dance.
Aroma - Like wood. Like every IPA. Like grapefruit rotting in the back of the fridge, you are drawn to smell it, even though you know it wonít be good.
Palate - Lite and crisp. Almost like sucking on a piece of wood. La la la.
Taste - Woody, bitter as all get out. Did I mention woody? A Weird after taste. Not horrible,but certainly not unique.
Have you had an IPA before? Then youíve had Rocky Mountain IPA.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral nose with hints of beeswax and nut. Mildly bitter with some spice going on (English hops?). On the bottom end of IPAs for me.
ChainGangGuy (4353) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clearish, deep amber body with a small, frothy white head.
Smell: Hoppy aroma of grass, citrus, and resinous pine with a subtle undertone of caramel malt.
Taste: Mild hint of caramel malt, then itís off to Hoptown! Sweetened citrus fruits, pine needles, and a touch of grass follows. Moderate earthy bitterness. A prick of astringency on the bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Though I could do with out the astringency, it was still an alright IPA.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear deep amber color with a long lasting medium sized off-white head. The hoppy aroma was very floral which carried over to the flavor. There seemd to be a little chocolate in the flavor as well. Light to medium bodied with a mild hop bitterness on the finish.