eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 Re-rate, Jan í07 on draft at Durty Nellieís: Original experience stands, no wet dog aromas, though, just a really nice overall IPA, good earthy and resinous notes supporting the citrus. Original Rating: Poured an amber to pale color with a frothy nice white head, very nice lacing, looking pretty so far. The aroma was grapefruity, quite nice, other citrus notes, some citrus rinds. Slight wet dog aspect to the aroma, but it didnít come out after the first few minutes or in the flavor. The flavor otherwise followed suit, light resinous notes also underneath it all but citrus/grapefruits definitely the highlight. Moderate mouthfeel, fairly clean finish, nice stuff. Not quite as outstanding and rich as my favorite Stone IPA, but pretty darned nice and drinkable.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2008 pours slightly hazed golden with solid creamy white head. great head retention. nose earthy, juicy, citrusy, hop nose. flavor is more earthy than most ipa, big bitterness and citrusy, leathery, grapefruity hop flavor. brillantly balanced. totally sessionable. high underrated. really nice ipa when fresh.3.8.
on tap at clybourn, wow this beer is briillant on tap quite a bit better. big piney and citrus hop character that tastes great. i could drink a lot of this. very under rated and much better on tap. 4.0.
drpimento (2294) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pretty decent if uninspired IPA. straightforward typical american ipa. nothing wrong with it.
locarboy (129) - USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Years ago when this was a seasonal at the brewpub I loved this stuff. As more and more flavorful hop beers have come along and my insatiable appetite for hops moderated to an almost reasonable level I have grown less fond of this beer. It is still one that I enjoy when Iím jonesiní for hops. You can smell it coming from across the bar. It also has a nice IPA color and appropriate head. Lovely on hand pump. For the most part I find that it is way out of malt/hop balance. Sometimes itís just the perfect thing, lots of time itís not.
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, Best when consumed by 050107. Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a one finger eggshell head. Aroma of perfumey floral and grapefruity hops, some caramel and biscuity malts--leaning more towards biscuity. Flavor comes across as perfumey hops, a bit of grass, and a nice biscuity backbone. Bitterness never gets beyond moderate. Semidry mildly bitter finish. Moderate carbonation, light to medium bodied. Was surprised I hadnít rated this long ago.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear golden with a nice lasting white head that leaves good lacing. woody funky hop aroma. bittersweet salted caramel flavor. bitter dry finish. light to medium bodied nice lively carbonation. decent but nothing to get excited about.
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ross. Thanks brother! Pours golden orange with a minimal white head. Flavor is juicy and piney hops throughout. A great ipa that I would buy more of was it available to me.
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice sweet hoppy aroma. Pours golden yellow with a small white head that disappears quickly. No noticeable carbonation. Medium sweet hop induced frutyness. Little froth, almost flat mouth feel. Flavor stays with you all way to the bottom of the glass. This is a full flavor beer that is not overpowering. For my money, and I didnít pay much, This is a decent ale.
dwyerpg (4653) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 18, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big jump to go from 4 straight traditional scottish ales, with no hops, to this. Got that great aroma, not too bitter with some nice hops throughout. Pretty good stuff.
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2007 Very much a mediocre IPA. Some mild flavor of hops, grapefruit, malt, and yeast but neither well blended nor well balanced. Finish tastes like cardboard.