Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
HUGE thanks to eboats for bringing this down for us in Florida, and also to Degarth for giving us a place to sample.
Sampled from growler, served in a tulip. Pours a cloudy amber, off white, sudsy head. Aroma of citrus, pine, hops, earth, marijuana, grapefruit. Pine hops on the front of the tongue, citrus and bitter on the finish. Somewhat of a soapy characteristic as well.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a light amber with a white head. Aroma was a big grapefruit with some sweet lemon hops. Just a gorgeous potent aroma. Flavor was sweet lemon at first and then a grapefruit finish. Solid body with a herbal bitter aftertaste. Kind of reminded me of disolved aspirin.
eaglefan538 (2802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barley’s with Dansting, TimmyK, and Caddy. Pours a coppery pale color with a very nice initial head, excellent lacing, a great start for Kansas. The aroma was hoppy, citrus and pine hops taking stage center, and done in tandem very nicely. Flavor does the same, again just a nice meld of those two hop qualities, nice malt presence, but not one that adds a lot of flavor behind the hops. Mouthfeel was dead on, moderate overall, perhaps heavy within style. Cheers to my Kansas pals.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber-copper with thin head that doesn’t even cover the entire surface. Piney, citrus nose with some malt sweetness showing. Flavor is, naturally, a wall of hop bitterness that gives way to pine, grapefruit citrus, bitter orange, and a nice dose of malt sweetness to provide a pleasant balance.For a beer that appeared to have weak carbonation, the palate is rather pin-prickly and lively. A pretty solid and well-balanced American-style IPA.
zombywoof (440) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pine, floral notes in the nose. Nice balance of hops and malt. Grapefruit, nuts, spruce and floral notes-not too bitter. Clean refreshing finish with a medium body. An excellent IPA.
KUEric (867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap: Pours a reddish brown copper color with little head and nice lacing. Aroma is of pine, citrus, flowers. Flavor is nice and malty with hop undertones, if thats possible for a IPA. Quite good. Impressed with this classic Free State beer.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the brewpub. It pours a clear medium copper color with good head and lacing. The nose and flavor have pine and citrus. The flavor is very balanced and drinkable. If I lived here I this would be in my regular line up of brews.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one is great, but imperative to be drank at the proper temperature, because I did not get much out of it from the first tap, but as it warmed on the bar, it became richer and more complex, and if you drink it too fast you miss out on alot of the subtelties. The only downside was just a bit of a chalkiness in the finish. Great floral and fruit aroma, and a generous addition of hops, quite tasty.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The tap poured a sparkling clear medium amber beverage with a small frothy white head that was mostly diminishing but left good lacing on the glass. The aroma had a light malt character with a moderate flowery hop aroma. It had a medium to full body with soft carbonation and a slightly dry texture. The flavor started off with a light sweetness and bitterness at the same time. The sweetness gave way to the bitterness as the flavor matured on the palate. The finish was long and moderately bitter with a light alcohol feel.
Kevin (2007) - Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask- tan orange body with a foamed head. aroma is oranges. taste is citrus hop and caramel. very sweet and enjoyable.