SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild 2008 Strong Beer Fest, on February 17, at the Mesa Amphitheatre.
BOLTZ7555 (3004) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Four Peaks is definitely a cut above the rest here in AZ...although when comparisons are done verses the US/International competition, there are significant room for improvements. Love Kiltlifter, like 8th Street, and did enjoy this one. All of the expected flavor combinations are there; just not in excess as seen in other beers I’ve had. Call me a Extreme Beer Junkie, this one didn’t live up to it.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 14, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 Altogether an excellent IPA. Can taste woody flavors with hoppy piney resiney flavors. Very dank, like I like it.
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at D-Lux burger in PXH. Pours a light golden color with no head by the time it got to my table....This beer was HOPPY! Almost too much. It didn’t have the complexity in flavors I was hoping for, just a over abundance of hops....It smelled and tasted like pot...but didn’t get me high...
kramer (5691) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, via BA tayner. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body under a fizzy large bubbled white head that receded quickly and left some light lacing. The nose is fresh citrusy hops with notes of pineapple and apricots over a lightly bready maltiness. The flavor is moderately hoppy, but not especially bitter, lots of hops late in the boil apparently. Lots of citrus fruitiness with just a little crackery malt. Mouthfeel is light bodied with nice soft fizzy carbonation. Lingering fresh leafy hops on the finish. Overall, this was a really nice IPA, especially if you’re not into the super-bitter hop bombs.
Scubatrip (609) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub, pours a rather clear golden color, decent head, faint aroma of grassy hops, though there were many other aromas in the air that may have prevented the beer from standing out. Taste is what you’d expect from an IPA, nothing too special. Not too bitter and relatively smooth to drink, went very well with the nachos. I’d call it a good one.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - NOV 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the brewery. Nice white head. Brilliant copper color. Nice hop nose with notes of grapefruit, lemon and strawberry. Bitterness up front and in the finish but some carmel sweetness in the end. I think it could be amped up a bit based upon what they’re trying to sell it as....a hop bomb. Not quite there.
1FastSTi (3359) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Scottsdale location. The beer was 2 days old and cask-conditioned. Pours to a filtered bright amber body with a really dense, creamy white head. The aroma is grassy, weeds. The flavor is nicely malty with a bitter grassy hop. The palate is bitter, clean, and easy drinking. Medium bodied but goes down smooth. A spicy hop kick on the finish.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden yellow with a bit of haze. A lasting chalky froth sticks around the whole drink. Strong aromas of bright fresh citrus rind flowers. Medium nectar with good carbonation. This is a dry and very hoppy brew with a mild malt backbone for support. Thers not alot going on here. It’s just hops and a bit thin on the palate. No offensive nuances though. The finish is bittered extensively and strict with grapefruit and citrus rind. Overall: It’s a hop bomb for sure, just not balanced and it doesn’t hit the required 7% abv. Hoppy yet weak.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - clear golden body with a beige head. Big grass hop nose. A touch of pine hops as well. Big hop flavor! Could use a touch more malt to balance. Good!