malrubius (2519) - 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 (2192) - 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 (604) - 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.
kassner (1524) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, light golden in color. Slight haze. I have seen this IPA really extolled in a lot of Mags, which makes me wonder. it’s a nice IPA but no way best in class. Modest Head, very little malt or flavors overall, no Hops odors, more like an APA.