kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a bright orange-red color with lingering off-white head and good lacing thru the entire glass. Aroma was floral and grapefruit/citrus. Flavor was more citrus, and the finish was smooth, slightly bitter, and very hoppy. A good beer.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a lightly hazy, deep red-amber color and is topped by a frothy, yet thinnish, tan colored head that starts out about half a finger thick. The aroma is predominantly hop focused with leading, sweetish grapefruit like note. At times it even smells like candied orange peel, or even orange spice cookies. A bock drop of sweet caramelized malt character accentuate the citrus hop notes. There is also a touch of toasty, biscuit-like notes that add a hint of dryness to the nose.
The taste is tart up front, but more from the hop character than anything. A solid biting bitterness leaves a tingling sensation on my tongue. The beer seems to taste a bit murky for some reason, though I am not entirely sure yet if this is a bad thing or not. Dusty biscuit-like malt notes and a crystal malt character are in evidence as well. Actually the murky notes seem to stem from the malt character; it is just a bit much for this to work as a pure celebration of the Centennial hops. Not a bad beer certainly, but it could use some bright, clean, sweet malt notes to accentuate the hops a bit more. While the aroma ran towards the sweet side of the citrus hop spectrum, the flavor has more of a tart edge to it. Again it is a grapefruit note that dominates, but there is a touch of sour orange and perhaps even a slight tangerine note. A solid beer, and one which I certainly enjoy drinking.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. well hopped. Quite dry and bitter and a bit more body than some of the top dry ipa’s.
phiconners (144) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hops flavor is apparent. Decent IPA, but the flavor falls a little flat for me.
bgburdman9 (856) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a fresh bottle into a glass and appeared reddish brown with a white head that dissipated quite quickily. Aroma was very citrusy and floral. The flavor seemed to have a nice balance between bitter, flavoring hops, and maltiness. Great ipa.
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Available at Pit Stop, Nelsonville, OH...
Pleasant aroma, very hoppy with a hint of citrus and clean bitter taste
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a clear, reddish copper color with a creamy, medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, toffee, light toasted dough, orange peel, citrus, and floral hops. Taste of grapefruit, caramel malts, and citrus fruits, grass, pine resin, and a dry, bitter finish.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A wonderful dark orange amber with a thin off white head, small dark floaties sinking. In aroma, a classy pinhey hop aroma with light flowery notes. This is even better in mouth, with a good malt base, and grassy hops, with nice grapefruit finale. Medium bodied. Agreat IPA.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of GoBlue - thank you Bill. Fresh, citrusy - but also somewhat soapy - aroma. Medium body with light caramel but otherwise completely dominated by very fresh and fruity aroma hops. Medium bitterness in the finish. 011206
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 2 samples, first was sour and bad, second was light hazy amber colour with a big tan head. Caramel malty, floral hoppy, citrus aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet hoppy finish.