Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lighter orange color with a medium white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops with caramel and a hint of sweet malts. Flavor starts off with the citrus and pine that gives way to the sweet malts and caramel. Finishes slightly bitter. Better then I expected on this one, but not my favorite IPA.
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours a carmel orange with a small white head, the hop aromas are cascade like piney bit of citrus and malty. The flavor is carmel and malt with some hop bitterness that lingers. Probably their best year round brew.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2008 It pours hazy orange with a small frothy head. Aroma is lightly malty and heavy perfume hopps. Flavor is heavly bitter and the finish is the same, Light to medium bodied, a bit watery and lively .
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice hazy amber appearance with a thick ring of bubbles. Nose-sweet hops, PNW hops, and pine. Taste-medium bitter, Earl Grey tea, Fruit Loops, lime, citrus, grapefruit, low-medium sweetness. Very solid IPA. Probably one of the most well crafted understated IPA’s that I have had in quite some time. True to style and tame in all the right ways.
mabjork (667) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy golden in colour. Minor white head. It has a bitter aroma of malt and juniper berries. The flavour is sweetly bitter and there are hints of juniper berries. It has a pleasantly sweet aftertaste.
TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2006 355ml bottle. Smells like sweet, Pine needles. My first IPA. Full and rich flavor. Soapy in the middle. Tastes like someone swept up after one took out the Christmas tree and made it into a beer...Slight banana taste also. Chill down a little and it is really quite nice.
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a small longlasting off-white head. Hoppy fruity aroma with some floral citrus hints. Very hoppy bitter flavor with some malty hints and hints of caramel. Long hoppy finish.
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
after having a few bottles of this beer over the last few days I decided to rate this. ffrom the bottle, poured copper with a nice off white head with some lacin. aroma a nice sweet hoppness comes out first, than caramel, orange, some floral. flavor a dry hop spicey, some malts sneak out, couldn’t get the sweetness or caramel I got in the aroma. This has got to be one of the better IPA’s I have had from a bottle no harshness just a nice smooth beer Glad I picked up a 6er bad thing is I am drinking my last bottle have to get more.
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, small white head. Not too sweet hoppy aroma with weak hints of caramel. Flavour is hayish hops with almost no sweetish notes around. Hoppy bitterish aftertaste.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Dan at Gannon’s for this...
Appears a hazy orange toned amber with small amounts of CO2 slowly rising to the top. Fluffy white head slowly fades into a mild cap. Nice streaks of lacing.
Smell is of creamy vanilla, orange citrus, delicate spice...kinda like a spiced up orange cream sickle with a touch of earthiness.
Taste is of the above mentioned aromas with an herbal quality that seems to play well together.
Mouthfeel is hoppily spiced and sweet at the front of the tongue leading to a medium bodied balanced brew.