lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2008
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
deep, great, dull copper body, persistent head, crisp, nice, drying, fuller, lively body, beautiful IPA, intense, sharper, nice, toast, grain, floral, herbal, resin, citrus, long finish, medium intensity, bitter, great deep, dark, hoppy, intense, bitter, nice, grapefruit, excellent craft, fresh, loved
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[1590-20080816] 355mL bottle. Citrus and navel orange zest aroma. Hazy, dark amber orange body with quick off-white bubbles. Orange zesty bitter flavour has sweet orange throughout. Medium body. Very nicely made.
(@ Cole’s IPA Festival; Buffalo, NY)
DWestrick (557) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. smooth IPA - awesome color! hints of grapefruit and some other citrus flavor - some malt. I really like it
TOSG55 (223) - 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 (2513) - 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 (3896) - 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.