Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hamiltons. Pours with an amber body topped by a thick head wtih lots of lacing. It’s bitter and hoppy with lots of pine notes and light underlying citrus notes. Medium to full bodied, tingly and warming.
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
orange, lemon and tartness, rye-like toast, but soft, nicely malty, with enough bite--it goes ’round and ’round as it is drunk ’till it’s gone...
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden bronze, dense white head left pretty lacing. lemon citrus aroma, soft and seductive. bright pointy hop character stands apart from the mild caramel and dry toast malt side that leads into a long dry biting finish. hops hops hoppy hops. incredibly smooth and almost restrained as all of this bitterness doesn’t spin out of control yet continues to rest on the back of my tongue.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from Bev4less. Pours a translucent copper color with a medium white head that had fair retention. The aroma is moderate in strength with citrus--mostly oranges and grapefruit--and green pine. The flavor is biter but not extremely so. Other tastes present are citrus, herbs and caramel. The mouthfeel is full and sticky. The Finish is long with lingering biter green hops. Overall: A well crafted IPA, could easily be an everyday summer go-to beer. Recommended.
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from 99 Bottles in Federal Way. Massive head on the pour, leaving near perfect lacing. Orange/gold color is completely transparent. Aroma is pretty understated for an IPA, revealing more of the malt than the hops. Plenty of hops on the tongue, and a nice, sticky resinous body that allows the hops to really coat the mouth. Like many of Full Sail’s IPAs, this one is very herbal and especially grassy. I enjoyed this beer, and would get it again.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from BottleTrek.com. Pours dark orange, big head, tons of lacing. Aroma of citrus, but lacking the big hop hit I expect in an IPA. Flavors of citrus, mainly grapfruit, pine and a solid malt backbone. Big bitter finish that lingers around forever. Overall, the beer did not start off very well, but had a strong finish.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2008 Thanks to John Harris for bringing this beer to the Oregon Brewers Guild websiteparty--Poured a orange-copper body with a two-finger white head. Lots of hops in the nose--spicy, grassy, earthy lupulin. Quite bitter on the tongue. Finished out with crackery maltiness. But most powered by a big bitter bite.