demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light copper color with a generous white head. Nose is orange zest and just a touch of grapefruit and pine. Not as overpowering as some (which is a plus to me). Nice citrus hop flavor that is balanced nicely by the sweet malt. I like this one.
WVHouseofBeer (921) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light golden color with a considerable amount of white head. Nice aroma of citrusy hops, and very good hops flavor. Medium bodied, and an overall good IPA.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of tytoanderso. Pours a translucent copper color with a clumpy off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma is faint and lightly floral and is accentuated with piney hops. The flavor is moderately biter with more piney hops set in a caramel backdrop and some biscuit on the side. The palate is silky smooth and creamy with lively carbonation. The finish is long with lingering biter walnuts. Overall : A very fine little IPA.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Princetonís. Golden orange pour with a foamy white head. Wonderful hoppy aroma, notes of grapefruit and other citrus. Sharp hops taste with a very bitter finish.
nuplastikk (4935) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 shorty bottle at the Brickskeller. Filtered amber-brown color, pretty translucent. Hoppy, full of flavor. Not quite as aggressive as on draft. Either way, lots of piny goodness. There are some APA earthy qualities, but certainly enough dry bitterness to justify itís IPAness. A great beer.
fiulijn (16144) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2010 2010-04-05, bottle, 7-5-8-5-16=41
Beautiful color, amber, hazy, with a generous head and nice fine perlage. The aroma is nice, delicate, fruity (apricots), with light toffee, cookies, vanilla. Very good biscuity toffee flavor, with clear lemon and lemongrass feeling, ending in a well hopped and fruity final, where there are bitter oranges and a shade of chamomile; the body is on the dry side; the final is well bitter. Fresh is excellent!
I wanted to give another chance to this beer, and that was a good choice!
2009-09-01, bottle at Monkís Cafť, Wallingatan, 7-5-6-3-13=34
Beautiful amber color, hazy; big head. The aroma is well hoppy, not much peristent. Medium body strength, strong toffee flavor that doesnít have a chance to show any smooth or sweet side because immediately aggressed by an extreme hopping; the bitterness increases even more towards the final, turning into an oily and dry hop feeling. Extreme, but not enough sweet or fruity for being my favorite; no feather here, just the sword.
marcus (7293) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Map Room. This copper ale poured with a modest clinging off-white head and a pine aroma. There is a nice caramel malt flavor with extremely mellow (oxymoron) hop balancing. Very smooth and tasty.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear gold brown color with a minimal amount of fizzy white head. Aroma is sugared citrus and flowers. Flavor has a sweet malt base with a ton of orange citrus flavor. Not too bitter hoppy, but rather really really citrusy and sweet. Overall, enjoyable.
monkeychugg55 (941) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper with a moderate, white head that leaves some slippery lacing. The nose is mostly pine and citrus, some light pineapple, slightly floral, and has some caramel malt to it. Starts out sweet in the mouth, but quickly fades to hops and bitterness. I like the hop profile in this. It complements the malt very well and is also very tasty. One of the more solid IPAís Iíve had.
obguthr (4419) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Delightful citrus aroma of orange, grapefruit, and rose hips. Cloudy, dark golden, full of floaties, thin head, some lacing. The flavor of honeycomb goes straight to the head. Rose hip and grapefruit notes abound.Bitter strawberry finish. The sweet honey, tart grapefruit and bitter rose hip flavors blend in perfect harmony. This may be too perfumey for some, but I absolutely LOVE this beer! Truly outstanding.