BeerBunker (930) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light, murky orange with a small white head. Aroma is of hops, citrus, malt, and pine. Taste is of slightly bitter hops, with citrus and pine. Nice caramel malt backbone. Not overly bitter, but very sweet. A very drinkable beer.
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hoppy citrusy armoma -pous a slightly hazy copper orange with a white head. nice lacing on the glass- flavor is citrus and hops with a nice balance of malt - very nice flavor - this is not the best IPA but is a good one. I really enjoyed this. This is a fairly mild IPA and is very drinkable.
nuplastikk (5071) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Lively frothy carbonation. Filtered deep golden color. UK IPA style, full of hop flavor. Pleasant fresh grapefruit hop aroma. This is a really well done IPA. A very clean example of a world class IPA.
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours coppery orange with smooth frothy head that lingers for a short while. Smells sweet and floral and citric, with some pine and grass. Tastes very smooth, sweet and hoppy, citric fruits present. Finishes smooth with a piney aftertaste.
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of gillard.
Pours golden blonde with white head.
Aroma, sugary, hoppy fruity (grapefruit) and nice grains / malts.
Taste, nice caramel malt, hoppy floral / piney.
Very well balanced between malts and hops, doesn’t have the high bitterness of the west coast ipa’s.
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I first tried this at a live theater, on tap, from a plastic cup. I was pleasantly surprised. Next time from a bottle with a proper glass, deep golden,off white head. I like the strong hops. I have a friend bring me a 6pk whenever he visits from Naperville, IL.
1010 (309) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden color with a white head. Tastes of citrus and hops. Really a great IPA
Draft pint at Brazenhead in Dublin, OH
skortila (4826) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Aroma has citric and flowery hops, some malts. Clear, golden-yellow coloured with a white head. Taste is bitter, slightly sweet, has citric and flowery hops. Quite mild in the style. Not a bad thing.
caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear golden color, short head. Nice aroma of fruity and flowery hops, lavendel.
Taste of bitter berries (gooseberry?), quite bitter.
blklab2007 (2092) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured a golden in color with a one finger frothy white head that retained fairly well. aroma has citrus and pine hops, juicy fruit, sweetness, and grapefruit. fairly hop hefty with a nice resinous tone. lighter mouth feel with average carbonation. flavor is hop centered. bitterness gets hold over a citrus, pine, and grapefruit medley. plenty of sweetness and just enough malt to hold it together well.