blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle poured into a snifter has a yellow amber color and an off white head that retained well and dripped down the glass. aroma has clean citrus hops, peppery spice, pollen, and light sweetness. mouth feel is light and has high carbonation. flavor comes off with nice citrus hops, lemon, light bitterness, and a touch of malt. the sweetness is low and it finishes drying. really nice brew!
askjaer (23) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy light copper with a nice lasting dense head. The aroma is very hoppy mainly of citrus with some floral notes as well. It tastes fresh with hop oils and low sweetness. The finish is dry and bitter. The balance improves as the beer warms but the high bitterness is not quite matched by the lean body and low sweetness. However it is a very nice and refreshing beer - a great alternative to a pilsner on a warm day.
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle: pours a clean spritzy yellow with a large white head. aroma is sweet and grainy with a touch of honey the hops are present and are earthy with some spiceness and pine. the flavour is a very pronounced hop that is piney and resiny it does have a sweetness in the background from the malt. finishes with more hop bitterness and very carbonated.
aracauna (3411) - Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pale amber with a huge head. There’s a surprising level of carbonation in this beer. The aroma is nicely hoppy, a little peppery. The malt is sweeter than the dry hopped pale ale, but far from cloying. A definite candied fruit quality to the finish.
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a opaque orange with a huge foamy white head. Sweet honey and citrus aroma along with the floral hops. Taste is amazingly crisp and clean, full of floral hops and sweet malt. Some bready undertones. This is one of the best classic IPA’s I have ever had. Very refreshing.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Murky yellow ale with a huge, fluffy, white head. Neverending, rocky retention. Fruity aroma of fresh, citric, resiny lupilin. Medium-bodied and astringent with prickly carbonation. Very well-balanced... moderately sweet; moderately bitter. Juicy, flavorful hop essence. Crisp, very coarse, dry finish. Thanks go out to growler for shipping this beer to me!
jrob21 (3335) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bonus from Jabic, thanks. Pours a cloudy orange and again, another beer with a head that just does not quit. A slightly weak grassy and then pine aroma. Flavor is caramel at fist that fades to a grapefruit bitterness and metallic finish. Well balanced and rounded.
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2009 Mostly clear straw blonde, capped by a large frothy eggshell-white head. Effervescent. A lot of floaties in the bottle. Intensely aromatic, flowers, passionfruit, hop oils. Initial toasty notes, a la 60 minute. Moderate bitterness. Perhaps lighter in body than what I’m used to, though I love these IPAs built for drinkability. A little bit too fluffy in the mouth. Overall, I’m honestly a tad disappointed after the kickass aroma, yet this still is quite a tasty and very drinkable IPA. Goes in the "worthy" category. (I can see how Double Trouble might have grown out of this. Interesting IPA.)
I’m very surprised, but it seems the aroma has dropped off considerably in the last ten days between bottles. Overall perhaps more in line with what I would typically expect in an IPA. Not as overly effervescent now. This bottle would get something like 7 3 7 3 15, 3.5.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Capone’s. Aroma huge with citrus and grapefruit hops. Flavor lots of bitter citrus juice with some spicy hop notes and sourdough malt. Lovely.
jkwalking05 (4534) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Yellow orange in color and hazy with a medium sized white head. Aroma is hoppy with same grass and grapefruit. Heavy grapefruit taste with some grass and bread.