Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vacation 8-05. Golden color, lasting white head. Nice floral hop nose, very smooth and full on the palate with a refreshingly bitter finish that lingers.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sparkling clear, light golden ale. Small creamy white head. Neat lacework.
The nose is of black pepper and grapefruit.
Very malty flavor up front and then... grapefruit, grapefruit, grapefruit. Me likes!
Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, sweet 'n' tart finish with a ton of hop bitterness thrown in to help the beer go out with a Bang!
maxwelldeux (2706) - Spokane, Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught in a flight at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate white head on it. I found the nose to be very hoppy, with some nice floral and citrus notes coming off it. Taste was definitely bitter, but it did seem a little old, like the hops weren’t too fresh any longer. Still a pretty good drink, though.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @HopfestNC-pours a white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops-some bitter, secondary medium malt-sweet. Light/medium body. Mild carbonation.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Poured a clear copper color with a small off-white head. the aroma was made up of a hoppy citrus and caramel malt mix. Some perfumey notes as well. The flavor had a malty front with a modderately hoppy middle to finish. Citrus and pine make up the long and moderately bitter finish.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber/brown color, slight citrusy pine aroma. Good balance between malt and hops. Nice IPA with a solid bitter finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of kp sampled on 1/4/07: Pours a transparent copper orange with a thin wispy white head. Fresh grapefruity hoppy aroma has a touch of sweet grainy malt. Body starts with a nice caramel malty sweetness balanced with a refreshing grapefruity hoppy flavor. A nice, very drinkable IPA.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Has some lacing. Has strong hints of hops. Finshes light bodied with a bitter piney hop taste.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2008 Name: India Pale Ale
clear golden, creamy white head, solid lace, sweet grapefruit aroma, creamy body, rich malt flavor, lots of grapefruit balanced with caramel sweetness, a bit of butterscotch reinforces the sweetness, sweet and creamy hop delivery vehicle, best beer on the Carolina coast
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops
Appearance: hazy orange, bif creamy off white head, drippy lace,
Aroma: big sweet crystal malt aroma with lots of floral and citrus hops plus a touch of earthyness,
Flavor: sweet caramel and crystal malt flavor, lots of balancing hops, nice citrus character with lots of earthyness, nice long bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
roder60 (1269) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light brown color with foamy whitish film. Aroma lots of citrus hops. Flavor very nice malt-hop balance with medium mouthfeel. Bit piney and citric bitterness. Overall a good ipa.