Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with a huge white head. Very hoppy aroma and the hops were dominant in the flavor. Maybe a little fruit, but mainly hops. An excellent IPA.
That1Guy (1882) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now this is the sexiest IPA I’ve encountered since Two Hearted. Only complaint, even though they point it out, the finish isn’t as awesome as hoped for. Would still definitely get this one again.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2009 In the words of Borat Very niiice. I liiike! I picked this up to complete a variety 6-pack. What a find. I really like the citrus and flowers.
Now that I’ve had it several times, I think it is the dope.
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a lighter orange-gold with two-finger head. Nose is like freshly mown grass, lemony yeast, pastry malt sweetness. Dominant citrusy-melon hops on the palate without being too bitter, very mild underpinning of light sweet caramel malts, finishes with a mild quinine bitterness. A decent IPA, but doesn’t seem quite worth the exorbitant price (in Boston, at least).
lebshiff21 (174) - Skippack, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle - Nice dry hopped IPA, very well balanced - citrus abounds and the malt pairs with it nicely. Very tasty.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
deep, great, dull copper body, persistent head, crisp, nice, drying, fuller, lively body, beautiful IPA, intense, sharper, nice, toast, grain, floral, herbal, resin, citrus, long finish, medium intensity, bitter, great deep, dark, hoppy, intense, bitter, nice, grapefruit, excellent craft, fresh, loved
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[1590-20080816] 355mL bottle. Citrus and navel orange zest aroma. Hazy, dark amber orange body with quick off-white bubbles. Orange zesty bitter flavour has sweet orange throughout. Medium body. Very nicely made.
(@ Cole’s IPA Festival; Buffalo, NY)
DWestrick (417) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. smooth IPA - awesome color! hints of grapefruit and some other citrus flavor - some malt. I really like it
TOSG55 (219) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an orange-amber, with a slight lacy head. Very nice aroma of floral hops. Flavor is floral hops, with a bit of an off-putting bitter soapiness. The malt is not particularly well-balanced. Slightly astringent mouthfeel. Not bad, but somewhat disappointing.
everettvh (34) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Amber orange with tall off-white head. Slightly grassy hops flavor with grapfruit, pine and caramel. A smooth drinking IPA.