eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2011 Re-rate, 12/11, on cask: A bit too strong of a residual sweetness underneath a nice ipa, otherwise. Bumping the numbers just a tad. Original rating: On draft at the 4P w/ Bockyhorsey. The pour was fairly usual for the style, above average, nice presentation. The aroma was citrus hops for the most part, some slight floral notes. The flavor was citrus, floral, some light pine, but the malt depth was a little weak (biscuity if anything), leaving a slight watery element to the flavor. Not a bad brew, just need to beef up the base beer-ness and we might have something! Thanks for joining me, Bill!
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by glid02.
Pours a very light golden amber with a small soapy white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving little lacing. I think the appearance suffered a bit being from the growler.
The aroma is dominated by the sweet citrus hops, though it’s not over-the-top hoppy. There is some malt sweetness but not much.
The initial taste is of the juicy tropical citrus, pineapples and oranges especially. The finish has a little more pine presence and leaves a nice bitterness after each sip.
The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation and makes for an extremely drinkable IPA. This is my first beer from Four Peaks and I definitely enjoyed it.
mmbt7 (26) - Moorhead, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer, nice hoppiness without being too bitter. Personally prefer The Raj.
TheAlum (5964) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of hellbilly! Excellent trader! Pours a pale golden amber hue, well hazed, with moderate bright white head that laces fairly well. Aromas are a nice hoppiness, citrusy notes mixed with tropical fruits, pale and carmel malt sweetness balances with decent florals. Initial is medium bodied, a good ipa, with citrus fruits and good tropical notes on display, pale and carmel malt sweetness balances. A bit of a boring finish, with decent bitterness. Aftertaste leaves bitterness and mango and tropical fruit notes. Solid IPA, but I’m a sucker for tropical fruit hop feels. Good pale malt, ok grapefruit citrus. A very sessionable, lighter IPA that packs some good flavors. Nothing too sweet, nothing to bitter. Very nice. Woot!
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade with Hellbilly. Pours a pale gold with a soapy/frothy head that dissipates. Nose is super grapefruity and a touch resiny. I get a little sweetness in the nose as well. Pretty great nose, actually. Taste is right up there as well. Would love to have this fresh on tap. Taste is robust, toasty malt backbone with the prickly tartness of the grapefruity hops that is pretty bitter. Super clean and smooth. Nice body. Very good.
zathrus13 (1728) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gold, with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops. Flavor is bitter graprfruit, with some caramel and malt.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at their Scottsdale brewpub. Very slightly hazy light copper supporting a medium off-white head. Floral and spicy aroma. West Coast IPA flavor profile with prominent grapefruit notes and a stiff malty backbone. Refreshingly smooth texture and a bright crisp finish. Very respectable desert brew.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Clear golden hue, big thick white head, thick lacing on the glass
S- Moderate pine resin balanced with sweet grapefruit and bubblegum
T- Sweet citrus and grapefruit dominate initially, opens up to subtle pine and floral hops, finishes with a touch of sweet and bitter hops
M- Medium-bodied, watery texture, moderate carbonation
D- Deliciously sweet IPA, easy drinking and well-balanced, this is a very delicious beer that was one of my favorites while living in Phoenix
bleeng (1548) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2011 On tap at the brewpub 1/13/09. Light gold color and heavily filtered. Small white head. Nose is floral with more hop profile than the Raj IPA. Taste comes off very hoppy and bitter with a small malt background. Mouth is full, fluffy and sharp. I prefer the Raj IPA to this one.
iowaherkeye (2697) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, no date as a bonus from Sparky27, thanks Eric! Clear honey golden with a one finger off-white head, pretty good retention. Aroma is dominant of sweaty citrus Cascades and a good amount of pine hops that blend into the sweet caramel malts and cotton candy that have the pine smelling sweet. I love it when they do that, though nothing else seems to be going on. Flavor has the pine turning a bit perfumey and the caramel malts a bit buttery. The finish is semi-dry with bitterness peaking around a 3. Light body with low carbonation. What’s here is actually pretty good, but kinda one-dimensional overall.