BenDover (201) - Texas, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with a thin white head. Nice hoppy aroma, with a hint of caramel and vanilla. For the money ($5.99 in my neck of the woods) this is a very good IPA.
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden honey color with a bit of a head that left some lacing on my Stella Artois tulip glass. Citrusy aroma. Nice balance of hops and malt. nothing overpowering, just a solid IPA.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange and clear with a nice grapefruit-pine aroma. Sweet taste brought on by pleasant malts. Piney hop taste is very nice and flavorful. Light and crisp finish makes for an all-around, easy drinking session IPA.
crazyvin (1950) - New York, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured a nice orange amber hue with a white fast fading head. sweet caramell aroma with notes of pine. medium body hop profile with some sweet malt notes. a real crisp finish.
Lowe1983 (1349) - 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 (2080) - 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 (673) - 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.