jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at the brewpub. Best of the lot, but that’s not saying much. Mildly Hoppy. Nice, but nothing special.
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery in Tempe. Poured a clear copper with almost no head. Kind of generic as IPAs go, hoppy as expected, with its only distinguishing characteristic being a great brightness. Relatively low ABV but what little alcohol exists is well-hidden.
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the Scottsdale Brewery location. Good beer. Lots of hops, like an IPA from the west coast should be.
Nice clean look with minimal head, not a ton of aroma. Flavor was hops and delicious.
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, 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 Iím 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!
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. Itís 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: Itís a hop bomb for sure, just not balanced and it doesnít hit the required 7% abv. Hoppy yet weak.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - 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 Iíve had. Call me a Extreme Beer Junkie, this one didnít live up to it.
DenverLogan (770) - 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.
hopdog (8773) - 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.
iowaherkeye (2690) - 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. Whatís here is actually pretty good, but kinda one-dimensional overall.
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.