JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - NOV 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper color. Smells of sweet hops, caster sugar, pine and sweet ruby red grapefruit. Taste is exhibits some caramel and toffee malt with prodigious pine hops (pineapples, cones and needles). Very good, very strong IPA. Had on tap at Perly’s Bakery in Easton, PA.
BeNobleDark (62) - Allendale, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great IPA, with a strong kick and powerful hop presence. The aroma alone will kick your nostrils into gear, preparing you for a hop adventure not soon forgotten.
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured into a tulip. pours a semi cloudy orange copper with full fluffy head. sweet fresh citrusss/hoppy aroma. sweet hoppy front with bitter hop finish. sweet and good. full bodied and crisp.
after4ever (6513) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. Thanks, um, not sure whom to thank. This might be *the* pineapple IPA of all time. Pours a dense burnished copper, occasionasl golden brown highlights. Loose, sudsy gray head and intermittent lace. Huge sweet floral and pineapple nose. Downright tangy. Medium body, firm carb. Roiling citric flavors pop all over the place--pineapple, mostly, but hints of mango and candied orange. Woodiness underneath it all, and a little bit of nutty, grain-hull malt goodness to boot. Long light clingy finish of very slight resin. Great stuff.
lumberjack (178) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle...Light amber-orange color with medium white lasting head. Awesome citrus hop aroma really makes me want to tear into this. Flavor is mainly citrus like hops with a sweet malty backdrop and just a slight hint of pine. Finishes with a pleasant bitterness. Nice IPA.
naivepegasus (350) - USA - NOV 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruby orange with light, soapy head. Strong citrus and hop odors. Starts off with a nice crisp maltiness, and ends with a great hoppy bitterness. A really interesting IPA- great balance between malts and hops.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a really beautiful IPA. It’s nice to have an IPA once in a while that’s not viciously hopped, and pays attention to the malt character as well. Beautiful big head that lasts forever and leaves tons of lace on the glass. The dry-hopping adds a wonderfully floral fresh aroma and flavor.
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a deep, slightly hazy orange with a creamy dense, light tan head. Rich flowery American hop nose, with a solid cookie-malt background. Smells like fresh cookie dough and lemon-zest. A bit thin in body, especially considering the aroma. The flavor is less pronounced than the aroma as well. Has a bisquity malt presence, with a mild cookie malt back. The hop character is limited to a spicy, subtle citrus character, reminiscent of tangerines. The finish has a fresh lingering bitterness. Not as assertively hoppy as I had hoped, but still a very well made and smooth IPA.
Holtguy (131) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange in color, cloudy. Perfect head, whitish. Citrus aroma. Well balanced hops in flavor, with floral, citrus. Good crisp bitterness at the end (but not too bitter).
RedXIII (127) - Powell, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy red and orange appearance with an off-white head. Aroma was weakly reminiscent of citrus and floral but lacked that punch I expect from an IPA. Flavor was equally disappointing. Not my favorite IPA.