popephred (249) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Poured produced a hazy, orange-amber body, topped by a small off-white head of foam. True to it’s word, the beer is unfiltered, with flakes of sediment suspended in it’s seemingly thick liquid. Moderate lacing. Fair amount of hops and pine aroma, though not cloying, paired with an undercurrent of roasted malts. Dry, fairly well-balanced for an IPA, with a slight hint of sweetness, with extra nod to the quick diminish of the aftertaste. Notes of pine, alcohol, and bitter citrus in the palate, leading to a dry, fairly clean finish. This IPA did not stray far from it’s description and earned points with me for that reason, even though the yeasty bits give me some cause for pause. Overall, a good beer with strong character.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in my local store. Pours a copper body with 1 finger off white head. A big hoppy floral aroma with nice malty accents. Flavor is very hoppy and spicy. Some pine and grapefruit. Decent ipa.
mansquito (3351) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a big beige head and has a coppery amber body. Really flowery and fruity aroma. Not as hoppy smelling as other IPAs and I think that is a good thing. This beer is not hop slaughter, but it still packs a moderate punch. Big flowery and fruity taste... aroma gives you a good hint. Somewhat bitter and pretty citrusy. Various discernible taste is a complex and quality IPA.
beerbill (3377) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a moderate off-white head that lasted through to the end of the glass and left a layer of foam with each sip. Very pleasant aroma of pine, grapefruit, and malt. The flavor is malt up front, followed by some strong pine. Nice hops bite at the finish with some dryness at the end. Well balanced and enjoyable.
LilBeerDoctor (3441) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2008 Bottle. Pours a clear deep orange/brown with a thick, foamy, creamy off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma of citrus, floral, a hint of bitter piney hops, and caramel malt. Flavor is fairly malty, nice caramel and brown sugar undertones. Nice citrusy and fruity finish. Awesome combination of malt and fruity hops. My bottle is rather malty, but in an awesome sort of way, and sweet but not too sweet because of the hops. Super easy to drink. Yum-o!
IHABrew (3) - Rocky Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You know this brew is loaded with hops from the first smell. The hops pack quite a punch, but the malt balances things out making for a nice, easy to drink IPA. A great example of an American IPA.
NaturalIce (146) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle; Great beer. Aroma of floral hops. Hops and citrus flavor with that terrific bitter bite of an IPA. The finish outstanding as the bitterness quickly diminishes into a sweeter malt. I love IPA’s
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber-gold with a small wispy head. Aroma is heavy of grapefruit, pine, malt, and a touch of lemon. Flavor is a bit subdued given the intense bouquet of this beer. Lemon, orange peel, tart grapefruit, and a bit of balancing sweetness. This is a very, very solid IPA. If anything, the palate is not quite as crisp, nor the flavor as bold as the top IPAs I’ve had.
johntreeter (126) - Greenwood, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a fluffy 2 finger off white head that laces nicely. Aroma of citrusy hops and a mildly sweet malt character. Flavor is heavy in citrus, piney, and floral hops with a balanced earthy malt middle and a somewhat complex long dry and lightly bitter finish. Med to big body, good carb, light syrupy texture, and dry feel. Fine IPA
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-brown pour with a light tan head. Piny hop aroma - very floral and fruity with some citrus. Intense hop flavor. A bit of citrus, but mostly bitter dry hops. Good woody malt backbone. Decent IPA.