KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2006 12 oz Bottle: Pours a light golden-orange-yellow color. An average off-white head. Aroma is very floral, some hops, yeast, breads, etc. The flavor is sweeter than most IPAs. Rather cirtusy (lemons and oranges), hops, maybe a little nutty, some definite caramel notes, and I feel like there is a balance of the "dry malt middle", a rather good taste. Even though its a little thin and watery. i disagree with the dry discription they give it themselves, and would say its a sweeter watered down version of a west coast IPA -which sounds bad, but its not too many West coast IPAs are over the top, and this is very good.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(02.11.06) On tap at Firkinís, Libertyville, IL Clear amber hued ale having a giant long-lasting white head with good lacing. No discernable carbonation. Hop/sweet malt aroma. Medium-bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness and citrusy (grapefruit) hop flavor. Finishes with a light malt fade and some lingering hop bitterness. A good drinkable IPA.
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím no fan of IPAís. They are too hoppy. There are only one or two I can think of that are appealing to me. This one is hoppy, although I wonít hold it against the brewer. I can recognize a better than average IPA when I taste one. This one pours a light brown from the bottle. Good head retention and lacing. There is that distinct hop aroma that dominates the flavor as well. The palate is quite characteristic, but thatís why I gave it an average rating. As far as drinkability goes, well I wouldnít drink more than one or two at a time before I had to drink something else.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tasty little IPA, very well balanced, lots of resiny hops oils in the nose, a ton of citrus, nice medium bodied mouthfeel with a great hop character and nice carbonation. Very enjoyable, with a clean finish.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. A very nice IPA. Gold body with a good white head. Aroma of hops and citrus, a bit of sweetness. Flavor is hoppy and citrusy, very light and refreshing with just that touch of sweetness.
ipaordie (4) - USA - FEB 3, 2006 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Light malt; moderate hops, average head (lasting, white, w/excellent lacing); sparkling clear; no particles; beautiful amber color; excellent flavor -- not over the top like Red Hook; light-to-medium body; soft carbonation; my personal favorite!
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - FEB 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average IPA, Iíve had this a bunch over the years and am reading it retrosprectively. Good citrus/bitter balance. Crisp and smooth to drink.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with dissapearing white head. Aroma is flower and hops with some sweetness. Soft taste with notes of sweetness and a nice bitter aftertaste with hints of flowers
Finn (4514) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,355l. Golden colour. Lasting white head. Smell of perfume. Aroma of fruit - mainly citrus. A pleasant bitterness. A long aftertaste ending in a dry, fruity bitterness. Refreshing.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber body with a frothy head. Aroma is obviously hop dominated, mostly citrus and grapefruit, notes of caramel malt. Flavor is much the same, but as it warmed it completely fell apart. The last few sips were a mess. Before that it was a good IPA.