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 (148) - 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 (1532) - 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.
gameface23 (131) - Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 Copper pour with an offwhite head. The aroma was amazing: every type of citrus/fruit hop I could imagine. I smelled grapefruit, apricot, pineapple, pine and some sweetness to round it out. Taste was similar. Vast amounts of hops with an underlaying sweetness from the malt. Very drinkable.
douglas88 (6588) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to mmm///beer. Pours a slightly cloudy copper color with a medium white head. Lots of lacing. An awesome hop aroma; tons of grapefruit, some caramel, and just a ton of freshness. The taste is also very nice; a large hop presence, initially sweet citrus flavor that end up more piny and bitter. Some rich caramel malts too. The alcohol shows very little, and the mouthfeel is a medium fullness with a creamy character. Very nice. A top IPA for sure.
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours Amber-golden with slight sediment suspended in the brew. The descent sized white head fades fast to a lacing. Aroma is citrus, hops, and a slight sweet pine character. Flavor is not as bitter as the aroma leads you to believe thanks to the dry hopping. Sweet malt balanced with hops makes the finish a lot cleaner than some IPAs out there. This is up there with one of my favorite IPAs. Well done.
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours copper with a big white head. Aroma is filled with citrus, floral hops. Citrus continues into the taste combined with some malt. Finish is just slightly short but definitely a very good, well balanced IPA.
hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Possibly my favorite IPA. Slightly cloudy amber body with a beige head that leaves some decent lacing. Grapefruit and pine are the prominent aromas, but I can also sense a bit of caramel sweetness. Clean, medium mouthfeel with some good carbonation. Flavor is top notch. Malty caramel sweetness up front leads perfectly to citrus hops. Grapefruit and pine notes finish off this great brew. Not much of a bitter aftertaste.