Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: clear amber with large plus sized mid-fine top. Good lace presented. 4-
Nose: light but highly aromatic hop profile , mild malt. Fresh IPA.
Flavor/Palate : Very soft bodied , velvety malt base with leafy soft green hop profile. Late chewy character. One of the softest IPAs around.
phaleslu (7419) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear orange amber pour with nice off-white head that laces the glass. Hoppy aroma with some sweetness, citrus, floral notes, and pine. So-so hop flavor with more citrus and malt. Light body. A bit of soapiness to it, which disappointed me. I can think of quite a few IPAs I’d rather have, and this one seems a bit overrated.
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2009 355 mL. Pours a translucent orange with a two-finger, off-white, rocky head that has great retention and leaves thick, fluffy lacework. Aroma is spice, candi sugar, orange juice, floral hops, and herbal hops. Taste is tons of herbal hops, orange juice, orange peel, a bit of pale malt. Finish is herbal hops. Big time beta acid presence from the dry hopping. Pretty light-bodied for an IPA and very easy to drink. 7.2% is well hidden. Very nice.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, orange-bronze body with a finger-width, creamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a veil of lacing on the surface and a streaky, sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma is sweeter pines, pineapple, grapefruit, some peppery and minty florals, and just enough pale caramels. Very aromatic. Flavor is initially some pine and citrus before moving to a floral, resiny, grapefruit middle. A berry-like sweetness and lighter caramel reside in there as well. Finishes with a moderate, herbal bitterness that lingers for a good amount of time. Dry, medium bodied, soft carbonation, and very clean. Overall, a really balanced and drinkable IPA. The herbal bitterness is very nice and never gets excessive. Extremely tasty.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in motel room in middle-of-nowhere Indiana. Pours mostly clear orange-amber with a nice off-white head. Great nose of funky pine, pineapple, and grapefruit. Taste is a little more floral with caramel and biscuit malts. Medium bodied with a nice citrus/pineapple hop finish.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Slightly hazy amber-orange with a small, fluffy, off-white head. Spotty lacing left behind.
Aroma: Great nose that I can smell from a foot away. Strong citrus hops, a little cooked vegetable, and grapefruit.
Taste: Grapefruit, light caramel, oranges, and pine resin.
Palate: Medium, but very smooth carbonation with a medium, slightly slick mouthfeel and a long, bitter finish.
Overall: Nice body and flavor. Sessionable too! Definitely worth trying.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Via trade with coyotehunter. The pour was a slightly hazy copper color with a robust, off-white head that produced average to below average lacing. The aroma was well balanced between rich malts, light spice and floral and pine hops. Just a touch of citrus. The flavor is malt and earthy, floral and pine notes. Again very limited on the citrus punch. With some more citrus I would have thought this was one of the best around. Mouthfeel is refreshing and no alcohol is notiiced.
lamas (1435) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bottled: 05/12/09. A hazy amber pour with a smallish light-tan head. Fair balance in the aroma with some caramel and toffee to offset the grapefruit and pine. Medium-bodied. Better balance taste-wise than I had anticipated too. Roasty malts and sweet caramel start things off. There is a quick transition to bitter grapefruits and resiny pine. It all ends with a dryness that lingers.
Weedking4 (33) - Stratford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2009 So I got a fresh batch in two six packs. And I have to say, this is not the same beer I had in Detroit back in July. It was bottled in the end of August, but its a clear amber colour. Not hazy or orange or unfiltered at all. What a disappointment. I was so looking forward to this again. My previous bottles had no bottled date on them, so they must have been at least 6+ months old. These are less then a month, and it tastes identical to Southern Tier IPA. Which is a decent beer, but its an average IPA. Big disappointment on this one.
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/2 a shared 12oz. bottle. Pours golden, amber mix. Nose is fresh piney, sweet malt. Taste is crisp, fizzy, dry, slightly roasted malt, burnt caramel. There is a rough floral, hoppy, alcohol mix of tastes as well. Overall this IPA is a little too dry and burnt for me. The hops are definitely there, but the overall complexion is not that great. Rough aftertaste.
Possible I got a not so fresh bottle. I remember liking it more last time I tried it.