mjs (5784) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at Olutkellari Helsinki on 2009-07-11) Golden and almost clear. Small and quite quickly disappearing white head. Grassy and fruity aroma. Medium bodied and dryish palate with medium carbonation. Fruitiness, citricness, lightly grapefruit, malts and bitterness in taste. Fruity and bitter aftertaste.
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden orange color, nice inch of thick off white head that lasts well and leaves plenty of lace. Good looking brew. Nose shows plenty of spicy and earthy, floral hops, some smooth biscuity malt. Good aroma, if slightly muted. Flavor starts with a clean, crisp punch of spicy bitterness, moves into some light floral notes, bits of clean citrus. Clean, dry malt backbone. More light bitterness on the finish. Palate is crisp and clean, medium carbonation, with a lightly bitter finish. Overall a very good IPA with a somewhat unique hop profile.
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Goose Island Wrigleyville. Pale amber/gold with frothy white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, and grass. Taste a bit of citrus, hops, pine, mild caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel, crisp and quenching.
emoore0024 (25) - USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a relatively clear golden orange color, with a medium white foamy head. Aroma is floral hops, slight sweetness, pine. Flavor is a medium hop, lightly bitter, with a creamy, refreshing finish. Extremely pleasant IPA. I enjoyed this one.
monkeychugg55 (990) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden amber with a frothy white head that retains fairly well and leaves decent lacing. Aroma of earthy, floral, hops and a good dose of English malt. Flavor is not very strong, but a balanced blend of said malt and a floral hop that leaves a fair amount of bitterness. Has a light, sharp, mouthfeel. An IPA representative of the original ales that defined the style. Not bad, but I do prefer the latter American counterpart.
drjay44 (3157) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. pours a thin head of short duration, with some lacing, over a clear honey colored (SRM 10 ) body.....nose is mild grapefruit, pineapple, ginger......taste is initially light roasted malts (toffee, bread), then light hop bitterness with some grapefruit tones, which linger......mouth feel is a bit light, carbonation is medium. A fairly typical American IPA.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle). Pours a clear, light copper color. Medium off white head. Hop/citrus aroma. Hop flavor with light bitterness. Avg duration. Slick texture. Good lacing. Soft carbonation.
ewestern (257) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat cloudy golden in color with a white head, decent lacing. Pine aroma with floral and citrus hints to it. Definite hops in there and in the taste as well. Starts out bold and continues you throughout. Light citrus taste underneath the hops. Bitter finish turns me off a bit, admittedly though, I am not a big IPA fan. That being said, its a pretty decent representation of the style.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2010 Pours a moderately cloudy golden with a medium white head. Floral aroma on the nose with citrus and caramel. Nice hop flavor up front, but not too bitter. A slight sweetness in the finish. Not one of the hoppiest IPAs I’ve had, but still a very solid offering.
coyotehunter (695) - , Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orangey copper color. Moderate head. Aroma is floral and citrusy. Flavor is not bad, some hops, citrus and a good bitter to it, but doesnt stand out by any means. Good beer for drinking on a hot day.