TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Quinton’s (Iowa City, IA). Poured a light orange gold that was hazy. Smelled of fruits, namely ctirus. Taste is sharp, of hops and dry malts. I almost detect some piney notes but the beer mainly holds a dry citrus hoppiness that dominates. Not the best IPA out there, but certainly a formidable beer. A very inviting brew that I will drink again.
Walkowiak (21) - Northville, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy gold, bordering on amber with a small head. Aroma was hoppy and grassy. The taste had a nice bitterness with a good malt balance. Ranked it third against 60 Minute (1st), Harpoon (2nd), and Avery (4th).
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have always really liked this beer. Locally grown and available year round, it doesnt get any better than this as a fallback. Wish I could find it on tap more often. It may be a little thinner, but it has no trace of that medicine flavor that dogs down the style. Crisp and very refreshing, even more so since lately I am on a winter beer kick.
Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy sunset brown with a small off-white head. Sweet malty aroma with lots of spice notes to it. Strong sweet malt flavor with slight roasted notes. Finish is smooth and malty. Richly spiced. Plenty of bitter hops in the finish. This is an excellent IPA.
Fukito (868) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, november 07. Great, striking, citric grapefruit aroma with some piney touches. Interesting bittersweet flavor, balanced with an evident hoppy note and some spicyness. Medium mouthfeel, tasty and refreshing. Clear golden color with a nice, bubbly white head. Nice, hoppy, spicy and balanced IPA.
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colored, pours with a white head... aroma is very fruity, tastes slightly bitter with plenty of hops... some notes of citrus towards the end...
jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange with good, foamy white head / Pine and pineapple nose / Light body, some malts and modest hops, with good finish / Simple, cooked flavor of pineapple with pine and caramel on the finish / A fine but not stellar effort.
Ibrew2or3 (7252) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coutesy of Gillard. Pours a clear deep copper with white head. The aroma is grapefruit hops and a stream of sweet malts. Nice hop representation in the nose. Smooth flavor of grapefruit hop mild bitterness and sweeter hop flavor. The malts contribute nicely with sweet malts and mild caramelization. This is a nicely balanced IPA. Into the finish is even grapefruit hop bitterness.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10-27-07 bottle. Hoppy aroma - but want more of it - a bit lacking. Only slightly soapy up front - finishes clean (no soap). Nice flavor and great balance. Almost creamy as it finishes. Nice - would love to have again.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - OCT 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brilliant golden color. Dense white head with minimal lacing. Nice aromatics with notes of citrus, pine and some maltiness. Crisp finish that makes this IPA incredibly drinkable due to it’s balance.