fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at 1702 with FlacoAlto. Very fruity and hoppy on the nose. Malt in there too. Flavors were more citrus hops with grapefruit and tangerine and a rather floral finish. Pretty good.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handbottle from FlacoAlto. Pours a crystal clear, medium golden-amber color. A small, foamy white head settles to a patchy, bubbly layer, scattered micro-spots of lace marking the glass. The aroma shows bright, hoppy citrus notes of grapefruit, orange, and lemon over a light bed of toasty bread notes and delicate toffee. The flavor is the mirror image of the nose, a lightly sweet, toasty malt backdrop with a fresh blend of citrusy hops. Excellent drinkability and supreme balance without any annoying astringency. Medium-light bodied and moderately carbonated, this one goes down really easy. There aren’t many bells and whistles, but sometimes well-executed simplicity is best. Great session IPA.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz hand bottle acquired in trade with FlacoAlto (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of citrus and pine. Tastes of citrus, pine, lightly floral, and touch of caramel.
nbutler11 (1263) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 Pours copper from the tap at Four Peaks with a white head of foam. I love this beer fresh. Wonderful citrus aromatics and crisp on the palate. A really solid IPA.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Scottsdale location. Cask version. Pours a medium amber with off-white head and great lacing. Nose is caramel malt, grapefruit and pine. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma. Medium, creamy mouth feel. Really good.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask @ Pizza Port real ale festival. For some reason the aroma of this beer hit me the wrong way and smelled like mildew or dirty laundry or possibly a thrift store on a hot summers day. The appearance however was strong with a pure ale appearance and fine topping of head. The flavor was a reminder of the nose but still managed to score some points with me.
DenverLogan (745) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden yellow...lovely hop aroma and lasting head. Moderately hoppy flavor, with notes of burnt caramel, peach seed, slight carob and pepper.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 Draft.
Pours a pale yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma of hops, and a little malt. Hop flavor comes through nicely in this one, and it’s a good refreshing sipper, but pales in comparison with some of the hop monsters out there nowdays. Still, I enjoyed this one.
Re Rate from Bottle:
Fresh bottle picked up from brewery.
Pours a transparent yellow with a nice soapy white head. Aroma of fresh hops, malt, citrus,. Flavor is fresh hops, citrus, with a nice bitter yet balanced finish. Awesome IPA, I hope they start selling bottles into their distribution network at some point because this is a winner.
CaptAnkeny (15) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, sampled many a time, many a year at the Four Peaks Brew Pub. I used to think it was an excellent IPA, now I find it to be barely an above average IPA. Easily their best and the best brew out of the Phoenix/Tempe area, but the level of a very good IPA has been raised.
Yes, it could be hoppier, has a mellow fruity flavor and a mild kick.
JorisPPattyn (7679) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Marks for Appearance are an average, as beer was sampled in weak artificial light after dark. Very light citrussy-fruity nose, light vanilla. Restrained hopflavour, rather neutral, non-sweet malts, little touch of some (sweeter) spirit. Medium bodied, light creamy texture. Another good IPA, with a rather restrained hopcharacter.