IndianaRed (2041) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a rather murky orangeins brown. nice full creamy light tan head. Great up front citrusy hop aroma and sweet malts. Flavor is quite sharp and biting citrusy bitterness. Quick malty aftertaste..then right back to strong, a bit harsh bitter. Further sips are more and more big time hops. Medium body and softly carb’d. Very long lasting bitter trailer. Not for the faint of heart, quite strong IPA.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
piney/citrusy aroma - I though I liked extra hoppy beers (and I do) but I think that there needs to be some kind of balance and this one doesn’t have it - too damn bitter and no discernable malt to balance it. Next time why don’t they just steep some hops in vodka and dilute it with water?
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of light pine complemented by citrus. Hazy dark apricot color, but little head. Light lacing though. The taste starts with hops. Much more grapefruit than pine. The malt is hiding in the corners. Double IPA hops without the alcohol. The finish is hops.
ross (2008) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Andrew (acertain) Thanks! This is one hop bomb from hell here. Not even sure if this is a regular IPA. Orange colored with a thick white head on it. Smell is pine, hops, grass, grapefruit, and sweet flavors. Taste is a ruthless hop attack that you can almost chew. This is certainly a bold IPA, and I have had double IPAs that cant match the intensness of this beer. A typical west coast IPA, nothing really special, it is good, and it would probably go real good stirpping paint off the walls in your house.
jake65 (2447) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice IPA from Full Sail. Citrus and hoppy flavors, good amount of bitterness, and some malts to balance. Crisp hops finish. Nothing outstanding here - just a solid IPA taste.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper beer with a nice light beige head. Summer fruit/grapefruit aroma with some caramel. Grapefruit and pine flavor with some backing peach/mango. Lingering resiny bitterness. Medium bodied. Easy to drink.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
via trade with Buck Dich - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a nice off white head. Light spotty lacing. Has a sweet citrus hop aroma. Has a sweet citrus, fruity flavor. Thick mouthfeel. No unpleasant aftertaste. A nice beer. Thanks Jordan.
billk (352) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 22 oz. Wasn’t very impressed with this IPA although it was well into med bodied. Somewhat sour/dry/grapefruit with plenty of hop bitterness. Perhaps it wasn’t stored properly or would be better on tap? Could have been fresher tasting.
pinkzambia (1363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Bottle: Murky copper with fizzy off-white head. Grassy aroma & junipers which seems typical of Northwest IPA’s. It has an ultra bitter taste which leaves you moving your tongue around your mouth a bit to shift the astringency. Nice. The body us average with good carbonation. It has a slight wheat sense in the aftertaste as well. Yummy!
waolsen (1328) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber. 2006. Hazy copper pour iwth thick frothy head. nice malts and hops. fruit and pine aroma. medium in the body. hops, grapefruit with dry bitter finsih. Needs more body. Not bad but not great. To be honest I was expecting more.