TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft was a hazy amber orange with a small head that laced as I drank. Strong pine and grapefruit aroma. Lively bitter flavor that sticks to the inside of the mouth. Long dry finish. This beer is a winner!
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy amber with thin, bubbly head. Citrus hops on the nose with with caramel malts and a presence of the alcohol. Tastes kind of bland though. Alcohol, hops and na overdose of sweetness. I can just detect the alcohol here, and itís not making the beer better as a result. Finishes well enough.
tennisjoel (1151) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is hazy orange. Aroma is of citrus, mango, tangerine, and grapefruit. Very creamy smooth mouthfeel. Easy drinking and very solid on the IPA scale. I thouroghly enjoyed this beer which I consider just a tad under my top IPAís which are Bells Two Hearted and Surly Furious.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Honey like malty aroma with pineapple hops notes. Amber brown colors with a slightly off white head. Roasted malty initial bite, good bitter hoppy balance. Flavors are good and rich for a regular IPA. Medium palate - not thin but easy to drink and fulfilling. Very good.
tbag5557 (14) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quaint, but pleasing aroma. Slightly cloudy appearence, with nice deep amber color. Flavor also a bit thin but utterly satisfying. One for the masses to enjoy.
jameswolfe (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid IPA, but I expected more. The aroma wasnt as strong as other IPAs that ive had, nor was the complexity of the taste. Very solid though.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Stockertown Beverage, PA. Aroma strikes a chord with me as the grapefruit jumps out over some pine needles and some lemon fruits. On sip the dryness has a nice centennial hoppy bite along with some biscuit and a small layer of maltiness underneath. Even though the aroma rocks and the beer has a nice creamy texture, it doesnít seem overly complex in regards to the flavor. But it makes for a solid enjoyable and highly drinkable brew.
CaptBier (323) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A very cloudy amber with thin white head. Aroma is nice of citrus hops. I thought the flavor was a little disappointing though. The hop flavor does not come out very much and just kind of leaves me wanting.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím sippin on one right now, and itís almost perfect. Very hoppy, and flavorful. Not quite as good as two hearted, but very close.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle thanks to fordest for providing me with yet another beer so I donít drink anything he hasnt had. Flavors of malts and mild hopps. Good balance of both made this a pretty good IPA.