AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Disappointing hop aroma and flavor. I expect more from an ipa. There is a good level of bitterness though that lasts nicely. Not bad.
markas101 (2057) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, Fargo. Hazy light amber colour, lots of nice hop aroma. Good level of carbonation, nice bitterness that lasts long into the finish.
keith0718 (430) - Kansas, USA - FEB 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 Strong citrus overtones. Strong hoppy finish: bitter, yet pleasing. Not astringent Decent amount of malty body support this good IPA.
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 9, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good brew. Pours amber color, only slightly cloudy. Nice foam head attatched.
Smell is good, nothing fancy, but solid. Taste is full of hops, and a slight pine taste. Very drinkable brew for it provides, thanks for the chance to try it kc.
motelpogo (7644) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, gathering at highlandlad’s 06. golden with a modest head. grapefruit aroma with some doughiness. fresh and really drinkable, light toffee, pine, pretty bitter
Zimmo (57) - Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice amber color with thin white head and light aroma. Interesting hops taste, but not as enjoyable as others have rated. I typically love the strong hop taste of an IPA, but somehting about this one puts me off. Not bad, just not that good.
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid IPA, at times i thought I lmight like this better than the xxx IIPA, but in the end it’s not as complete nor compex a beer as it’s older brother. It’s a beutiful standard IPA, if you like hops you’;ll like this.
On Tap @ Goose Island pub lincoln park
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very impressive IPA, excellent malty flavor with hop ballence crisp, almost tastes like a bitter, very well done.
eaglefan538 (2960) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 Re-rate, Jan ’07 on draft at Durty Nellie’s: Original experience stands, no wet dog aromas, though, just a really nice overall IPA, good earthy and resinous notes supporting the citrus. Original Rating: Poured an amber to pale color with a frothy nice white head, very nice lacing, looking pretty so far. The aroma was grapefruity, quite nice, other citrus notes, some citrus rinds. Slight wet dog aspect to the aroma, but it didn’t come out after the first few minutes or in the flavor. The flavor otherwise followed suit, light resinous notes also underneath it all but citrus/grapefruits definitely the highlight. Moderate mouthfeel, fairly clean finish, nice stuff. Not quite as outstanding and rich as my favorite Stone IPA, but pretty darned nice and drinkable.
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2008 pours slightly hazed golden with solid creamy white head. great head retention. nose earthy, juicy, citrusy, hop nose. flavor is more earthy than most ipa, big bitterness and citrusy, leathery, grapefruity hop flavor. brillantly balanced. totally sessionable. high underrated. really nice ipa when fresh.3.8.
on tap at clybourn, wow this beer is briillant on tap quite a bit better. big piney and citrus hop character that tastes great. i could drink a lot of this. very under rated and much better on tap. 4.0.