drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great beer from Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, Arizona. This beer falls between a pale ale and an IPA. Smell was closer to an IPA (lots of hops) the flavor seemed to be more subtle. Not as hoppy as most IPAs, good flavor and after taste. Reminded me of a strong american pale ale. This was an incredibly easy beer to drink, very flavorful and smooth.
This beer started as a seasonal but was recently made a year round brew now available in kegs and bottles.
Pailhead (4770) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, mango, grapefruit, and just a hint of caramel. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small soapy white head. The flavor starts with sweet citrus, mango, and a touch of caramel. The finish has moderate grapefruit and pine. Medium bodies with mild carbonation.
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the RBSG Grand Tasting by nbutler11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter hops, resin and citrus. The taste is bitter citrus and resiny hop notes and toffee. Nice local IPA from Arizona. Thanks for the taste.
gringo332 (535) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft sample. Poured clear amber color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate resin eathy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate duration
jtclockwork (8241) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with many thanks to daknole. Pours a clear reddish amber with white head. Nose is floral hops, candy and molasses. Taste is citrus, dry hops and fine malt balance. Overall, a very nice IPA.
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Murphyís Law - Floral hops aroma. Appealing orange color with a white head. Nice bitter flavor. Good beer, but a bit hyped. Perhaps itís a lack of competition.
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Parlor. Pour is deep gold with a healthy white head that leaves light lacing. Aroma is heavy citrus with notes of grapefruit and tangerine back up by some pine, caramel and light floral accents. Flavor shows a little more depth with some soft peach poking itís timid head out. Itís body is sticky with gobs of resin and caramel melting together. Overall itís lightly sweet and finishes with moderate to heavy bitterness. Tasty stuff.
d2005 (11) - USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(On cask in the Tempe brewery) Smells of malt and hops and looks the usual pale ale color. Tastes sweet and quite hoppy. And since it was on cask you could actually taste it since it was lightly carbonated. In addition it was *approaching* the creaminess that you would expect out of a real ale. The only problem is that this is an IPA. An IPA is generally not a very well balanced beer. In general they are either too sweet or too hoppy, and occasionally both! This brew is just too sweet for my taste, but it is hands down better than the vast majority of american ales out there today.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2012 (on tap at Scottsdale location). Dark copper color with small head. Prominent citrus aroma. Big bitter taste with big, juicy citrusy hops and a moderate amount of sweetness. Lighter-bodied with an oily texture. Great bitter finish. A good American IPA, and a bit under-rated.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from nbutler11. Thanks. Clear amber with white head. sticky lace. Nose is earthy hops and light soap. Taste is big sweet and yummy. Great clear hoppiness. Long lasting flavor that moves to the back of the throat with no bitter harshness. Honey and hay hidden in the yeast and hops. Nice light IPA.
PS I swear to God I didnít read the brewer info before the rating. The "no harsh bitterness" was all mine.