17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange, semi-unclear, with a nice frothy beige head. Very floral aroma, light tropical fruits and light caramel. First taste is earthy bitter, some vegetable, with light papaya. Smooth body, glassy with smooth carbonation. I’m not a fan of the papaya taste, too vague.
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I picked this one up at the Co-Op in Davis, CA. Smelled nice and hoppy with a smooth first taste. What happened after that I could only describe a pure disappointment. The palate fell apart with an odd bitterness and some watery taste. I recall we poured the rest.
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smell is fruits, really grapefruit, piney, and some grass. Golden to orange in color with a light white head. Taste is grassy, pine, with light to medium bitterness.
heemer77 (5104) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark orange bronze body with a large off white head. There is a nice scent of grapefruit that reminds me of what an IPA should smell like. It is floral with a character like orange marmalade. There is also some almond behind the citrus. The taste is lightly bitter with grapefruit and some almond shells. It gets a little annoying as there is little malt balance. A decent IPA that smells great, but the taste is more like an APA.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a half finger creamy colored head that faded into a soap scum almost immediately. Whatís left leaves spotty lacing. Nose is fairly light with some sweet citrus shining through. Taste is caramel malt upfront with sour grapefruit and resin cleaning up the sweetness. Resin aftertaste lasts quite awhile. Lighter mouth feel than I expected. Not great, but not bad.
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[1692-20080906] Tap. Lemon and grass hops aroma. Clear, light amber orange body with a long creamy white head and some lacing. Bitter grains and lots of grainy lemon hops in the flavour. Bitter medium body is rough. Fairly simple with not a lot going on but drinkable.
(@ Humpy’s; Anchorage, AK)
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Bottle] Pours a coppery gold with a medium off white head. Aroma is not nearly as hoppy as I would like, and a touch of malt. Flavor is not terribly hoppy, thin, and has an odd, unbalanced bitterness. Overall a poor effort.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty much the definition of an average IPA. Starts out pretty well, but the further in you get the less good it tastes. Still a steal at its former price of 2.49 per 22 oz bomber at the store down the road.
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Porterís Pub @ UCSD. Itís a rating, but damn Iíve been dubious about Full Sail lately, havenít had an exceptional full sail beer in so long, so maybe Iím a bit prejudiced. Pours orange with a 1 finger tan head, nice carbonation in the glass as well. Nose has some faint citrus hops. Taste is grassy piney with no major interesting notes.
highibus (733) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pour a copper orange with thin white head. nice lacing. aroma is somewhat lacking but a bit citrus. flavor is just different for an ipa. some carmel noted and a citus bitterness, but maybe just don’t like the hops they use or they are old.