RudeLead (8) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2008 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly hazy, wonderful golden colour. Medium, but enduring head. Resin, stonefruits (peach, dried apricots), pale malt and hints of honey and spice on the nose. Quite good gypseous mouthfeel. Aroma in the mouth follows the nose with a pleasant, mellow bitter finish and well balanced discreet malt sweetness. Quite long. Overall a very well composed, delicate, elegant and drinkable IPA.
malrubius (2324) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Pale yellow gold with lasting head and lace. Fresh citrus hop aroma. Very mild honey sweetness (even warmed up) almost nil fruitiness, followed by a bracing hop bitterness and dry finish. Somewhat out of balance, but I like hops like the next guy. Medium body and somewhat medium high carbo add a little unnecessary bite. Not bad. And a rarity for Long Island, it’s fresh. Extra points for readable date code.
That1Guy (2151) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent IPA. Very nice balance of sweet and bitter with a lingering bitter finish. It’s no Two Hearted, but it’s one I’d get again.
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Strongly coniferous, hints of ripe fruit. Appearance: Hazy caramel color with two fingers of off white head. Leaves thick rings of lace all down the glass. Flavor: Piny and citric hops at the fruit. Notably fruity-sweet malt body, finishes grassy with apricots and biscuit, lingering floral bitterness. Palate: Juicy mouthfeel, lively carbonation.
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Just an average IPA. Not enough hops for an IPA. Palatable, more malty than hoppy.
taalhiker (190) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Part of May Dayton Beertasting event. Pours golden amber. Piney hops dominate the nose. Crisp taste with caramel malt finishing off. Nice effort.
BuckeyeSammy (583) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clean piney hoped nose. Deep amber golden color, minimal light head pretty decent fingers. Earthy, grassy hops throughout. Crisp palate with lingering hops
joshiez (48) - USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not a big fan of this beer. It smells intoxicating, but the taste is ...soapy. I know I use that a lot to describe this kind of beer, but thats what it tastes like to me.....nice color, great foam.....and the taste isn’t bad...but its just something off-setting to me!
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Colour is orangey amber,nose is floral wit a hint of sherbert. a mildly toffe hint to the flavourwithout being cloying. very pleasently surprised!
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours hazy amber with a thin, whispy white head, some lace. Smells of faint, ripe citrusy, very slight nutty scent. Tastes earthy, slightly nutty, slightly astringent, semi-flowery and citrusy hoppy. That’s right, I said it. Soem sweet malt flavors linger. Medium body, good carbonation.