riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brouwers. A nice aroma of citrus, and herbal cat pee/weed. Pours a hazy golden tone with a great fluffy lasting head. Nice moderate hop profile with floral, citrus, and weed flavors accompanied by some light caramel malt to add some sense of balance. A nice IPA.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Collins a while back. Light amber with big fluffy off white head. Very nice citrus aroma and taste. Great fresh hop taste. Just a bit fbitter in the finish; balanced quite well. Love the hops in this. Not sweet at all. Head stayed fluffy the whole way down.
TomDecapolis (4485) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy golden amber with an average foamy off white head that laced. Aroma of fresh citrus hops, lots of orange, a citrus blast. Also got some floral notes in there. Flavor is a blast of west coast hops with their great citrus, pine, grapefruit, chewy hop thing going on. Some caramel malt to balance but overall this one is all about the hops.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange copper color with a white head. Aroma is lots of citrus hops. Flavor is slightly malty with lots of grapefruit hops and a light bitter finish.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had during a trip to alaska. nice ipa, full of hops with some malt to go with it. iíve had better but this ranks up there.
OldGrowth (2675) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Brewpub. Great nose, sweet. Citrusy, orange, sweet grapefruit, honey, toffee, biscuit, a little floral note too. Hazy brownish orange color, good head and lacing. Bittersweet flavors, like aroma with grapefruit taking a more prominent role. Still has a honey/toffee malt backbone. Medium body, creamy viscous mouthfeel, bittersweet finish. Damn good beer, not over the top, has a balance, imo, that makes it a great to drink ipa.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10-Aug-04 (Draft: Glacier Brewhouse in Anchorage, AK) West coast IPA in that the bitterness dominates and has a strong floral and grapefruit flavor, but overall, this beer is fairly light in flavor and very bland for the style. The finish is thin and somewhat flavorless. The palate is clean, but thin and watery. Hoppy nose has an obvious grapefruit component. Golden color and fully cloudy. Off-white head has good size on the pour, gradually settling to a thin layer, leaving a fairly dense layer of lacing behind. (7, 4, 5, 3, 10, total 2.9)
21-Jul-05 (Draft: Mountain High Pizza Pie in Talkeetna, AK) Rerating this because, well, itís the most interesting option on the very short beer menu for this place. Plus, I always like giving a beer a second chance to impress me. This IPA starts out with a very fresh, hoppy nose, so fresh it seems like the hops were just picked a hour ago. The flavor is hoppy. Yup, hoppy, with lots of grapefruit, but not too bitter. Itís also lightly sweet with the pale malts just getting lost in the shuffle. Medium bodied with a nice clean finish. Medium golden color. White head is tall on the pour and shows solid retention and fairly dense patchy lacing. Not blowing me away with greatness, but Iím certainly enjoying this beer more this time around.
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask-conditioned at the pub. The best beer I had here, though it shouldnít have been. Unfortunately they were out of every single one of their big beers (stout/impy stout, porters, bocks, barleywine, IIPA, "impy blonde"), which was extremely dissappointing.
Full, fruity, hoppy aroma, even bitter in the nose. Grassy, grapefruit, orange noticed. Very well balanced flavor with a quick malty finish followed by long hop bitterness. Had a kind of lemony malt flavor overall. A fine example.
Braudog (5758) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 On draft and cask, at the brewpub, 7/5.05 and 7/14/05. Rusty orange and active with an orange-citrus aroma. Tart and fruity with an orange-rind sweetness. On cask, thereís little change other than a subtle improvement in creaminess and fuller flavors brought out by the warmer serving. Pretty good.<<Rerated from draft 01/17/2008 ... still a lighter-hued IPA, but this time Iím enjoying this much more ... crisp citrus fruitiness makes this a poster child for the American style>>
aracauna (3088) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
<P>Hazy amber with a good head. The aroma is fresh grapefruit hops. The flavor is moderate juicy, fleshy grapefruit with mellow malt to back it up. The hop profile is super enticing, I like it, but itís not big enough for an IPA.</P>
<P>Cask-conditioned version: This was much better than the regular IPA. Same hop profile but amped up to a much higher leverl from the dry hopping in the cask. Great hop aroma that tingles your eyes when you take a sniff. This beer is a 4.2 or so, but the regular beer is only a 3.6 or so. My rating here is an average of the two versions.