CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler sample: Pours a transparent deep golden with a stringy, clingy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh resiny grapefruity hops and sweet pale malts. Body starts with good fullness and sweet sticky malts with a nice fresh sticky grapefruity hoppiness. Finishes with good bittersweetness and flavoring hops with some lingering grassy bitterness.
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber, light beige head. Aroma is sweet hops, touch of citrus. Flavor is a nice blend of sweet malt, hops and citrus notes. Bitter and sweet on the finish. Solid IIPA.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good. Very bright with butterscotch and bitter, following a nice citrus, especially grapefruit aroma. Easy to find and not too expensive so need to make a point of picking some up another time.
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Was Interested in this after having Founders Centennial IPA, so an I-IPA is even more interesting to me. Pours a beautiful hazy light golden color with a small white head that dies quickly. Smells of citrus (lemon or grapefruit I believe), and some hops. Tastes of some citrus and light hops, bit of caramel; not too much flavor to this one though. Not that full-bodied, but does leave a citrus aftertaste. Decent, not great. For the price equivalence, Hopslam is much better.
Arayaga2 (2062) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy headless orange/yellow. Aroma is citrus and pith, but not too strong. Taste is pithy and resinous which lingers well after the finish. Solid IIPA, but not astounding. $3/12oz
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Bruisin Ales in Asheville. Pours a light amber color with a thin head. Decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is toffee with strong citrus and resiny hops. Taste is toffee, caramel, citrus hops. Full bodied.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Million Beer March Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to nearbeer. Clear yellow orange with a thin white cover. Big spicy grapefruit hop aroma. Taste is the same, grapefruit, light pine spice and a perfect caramel base.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured pale yellow with a white head. Pine hops and grapefruit aroma. Alcohol burn right up front, but it mellows as you go along. Sweet to start with some grapefruit and malt and the bitterness becomes more apparent as it warms. I am not usually a big fan of IPA’s, but this one is very good.
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent from beginning to end. Picked up for $10/4pk in KY. Strong hop aroma. Pours amber with decent head. Long finish. Excellent brew.
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light gold, woth a greenish (?) tint. Thin foamy head. Very nice hop dominated aroma, as one might expect. Woodsy, resiny hop dominate the flavor, with just a hint of sweetness to balance it out. Very tasty.