ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Hairy Monk in NYC. Poured a nice orange yellow color, crystal clear with lots of carbonation. Aroma was mild hops and malt. Flavor was a bit hoppy, but nothing extreme. Perfectly serviceable session beer, if a bit high on the ABV for a good sessioner.
Grovlam (4170) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 33 cl. Small thick beige head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Clear amber color. Aroma of light sweet grass, light floral, caramel, toasted malt. Over the palade came light grapefruit, sweet fruity notes. Modium bodied, average carbonation, light dry texture. Moderated sweet and bitter flavor. Light dry bitter amd fruity sweet finish.
BiddleBrau (1046) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow with white head and faint citrus aroma. On the tongue, the hops step up in flavor and blend well with the malt. Finishes clean and makes for a very nice brew. On tap at Pour House in NYC
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried from the bottle via utobeer. Tried this last week and when reviewing my notes the words sweet and soapy jump out at me! Smells ok, lemongrass and citrus has a light body and not to much bitterness unfortunately...i’ve had better APA’s to be honest!
jdmaher58 (24) - Dover, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very mild for an ipa quite smooth.not very hoppy. I once again I taste unsweetened ice tea. perhaps it is only my palate, but I frequently find less hopped IPAs to taste this way. very drinkable but lacking the citrus I expect from an IPA.
hayduke (3919) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was from a 12 oz bottle and poured a cloudy orange with moderate head and good lacing. Big citrus nose and a smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is bitter and show pine notes. Long bitter finish. Very nice drinking IPA.
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Consumed at fifty degrees. A nice surprise. Pours light orange with thin head and almost suspended carbonation. Smells of faint citrus and slight pine. Hops up front and bready out the back with surprising balance for the lack of abv. An enjoyable ipa, but nothing outstanding.
HenrikSoegaard (11858) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Fantastic flowery powerfull aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long powerfull hoppy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Very good IPA.
BVery (8187) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 BOTTLE / TAP: slightly hazy yellow pour, citrus hop aroma. Mouthfeel is somewhat malty/creamy, very pleasant, with a very well balanced malt/hop taste. Very good IPA.
Cavie (4043) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark orange pour with light amounts of sediment. Aroma of tough hops. Taste is biting on the initial, with a decent amount of hoppy bitterness. Lingering bitter aftertaste. Would like more flavors than just hops.