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.
gkao007 (28) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I like this beer a lot.
Leaves your mouth with bitters and a bit of tartness. Kinda makes you reach for another sip.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured hazy copper in color with a linguring beige head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus hops, and caramel malts. Tastes of caramel malts with citrus and piney hops. Nice body and nice hop character.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from mmm///beer. Pours a cloudy orange with some sediment. An off white head left pretty nice lacing. Sweet citrus and a good amount of malt on the nose. Flavors of toasted malts with some hop bitterness on the finish. A damn good IPA.
jimhilt (2401) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly, leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose. Flavor is sweet malt but this is an IPA and the hops kick in for a bitter finish. $2.25 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
HonkeyBra (3353) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid IPA with huge hop nose. Decent balance with the caramel malts. Bitter hop taste, kind of plain but good nonetheless. I prefer two hearted.
Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@sunset grill. Cloudy Amber color with a not persistent white head. Aroma is citrus and some caramel. Flavor is spicy with citrus notes, some orange and lime notes. Mouthfeel is dry.
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange/amber with a large billowing creamy off-white foam, lovely. I can smell those centennial hops a yard away, some nice rich caramel malt as well. First taste is rich caramel and earthy bitter salty piney hops. Fairly simple but in perfect balance, straightforward. It is a tad soapy. Some grapefruit. Love all the flavors without being sticky in the mouth. Wonderful beer.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles from BeerBunker. Thanks buddy. Nice dark amber color with a thin head. Aroma is nice and hoppy with citrus rinds, grapefruit, and floral accents accompanied by a strong toasted malt character too. Grapefruit rinds are strong and bitter and are followed by a nice toasted caramel malt backbone. More hoppy citrus comes through as moderately dry and resiny. There is great balance in this one. This is an immensely drinkable IPA. Very good.