StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle - pours lightly cloudy, pale gold with a bone white head. Aroma is typically citrusy for an American IPA, but with a dose of sweet malt as well. Smells balanced. Flavour...tastes balanced as well. Fresh orangey hops, caramel malt, some earthy notes, all leading towards a mildly bitter finish. Classic IPA, in the English character/tradition. Certainly not a US hop bomb. Finish is actually quite sweet, presumably coming from the malts. Nice stuff, very drinkable.
BigBeer45 (1343) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: poured a medium amber orange gold, some bubbles on top with some lacing, lot of pine citrus floral fragrance with pale malt and sweet aromas, faint caramel fragrance, hop bite with a malt sweet taste, citrus and pine needles taste, a citrus grapefruit juice lingers in the after taste, the mouth feel is a little thin, I thought it could be a little better, a good IPA.
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - APR 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Desent IPA. Strong hoppy aroma with some malty caramel notes. A bit cloudy, just coarse filtered? Small head. Finishes a bit too much on the sweet side, I would prefer a drier, more bitter finish for my IPAs.
BREWMUSKCLES (2419) - New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
HAD TO GIVE IT A GOOD SCORE SINCE I HAD IT FROM THE CASK AT STOUDT NYC. NICE IPA GOOD FLAVOR.FLORAL, PINE AND GRAPEFRUIT WITH NOT A VERY INTERESTING MALT BASE. 6$ FOR A HALF PINT ? COME ON NOW. THANX FOR THE FREEBIE VEGAS! OH! NICE GOLDEN BELGIAN TYPE LOOK TO IT. YOU OFFICIANADOS SHOULD REALLY LIKE THAT.
Nephilium (1555) - Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light amber, with a head that fades to lacing quickly. Nice hop flavor, not too much of a finish. Decent IPA, but doesn’t compare to most of the others I’ve tried.
MarkBarnes (394) - Waterville, New York, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 April 7, 2006; 12 oz. bottle. Cloudy orange pour; what little head dissipates quickly. Sparse lacing. Citrus aroma with notes of malt. The long-lasting dry bitterness on this one garnered an extra "palate" point, although the finish is a tad thinner than my favorites of the style. Pretty decent IPA.
Re-rate on July 3, 2007: Exceedingly well-balanced, with a welcome malt bias. A winner.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have been drinking nothin but IPA’s for the past couple weeks, and they are all starting to blend together for me. This one was really good too, nice amount of hops for this hop fan. Not to fruity. To many ipas claim to be the "hop lovers dream" though.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good example of a traditional American IPA. Has a piney, citrus hop nose with a predominantly bitter pine finish. The malt backbone is slightly sweet and the carbonation helps dry this sucker out. A very quaffable lawnmower beer.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden yellow straw color with a white head. Aroma is malty with some bitter citrus hops. Flavor is malty with grassy citrus hops.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with an orange body topped by a thin head with little lacing. It bitter and hoppy with piney notes, a slight floral note and a little grapefruit with a touch of malt . Medium bodied and a bit warming.