tunneler (131) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2009 Fresh, though not too strong citrusy hop scent. Thin body with some malt and a crisp finish. Better for drinking 2-3 at a sitting than some other superior IPAs.
shadey (2033) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade. Pour is a darker melon color with a nice head of white cream lace. Aroma is pretty mild. Citrus and a touch of malty sweetness. Flavor is actually pretty creamy. The floral hops appear. Smooth body. Nice session IPA.
bhensonb (13208) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of pale malt with citrusy hop. Itís all kind of light. Amber gold color with a frothy white head that laces as it collapses. Thin to medium body with mild, almost creamy, carbonation. The flavor is mildly malty, with floral/citrus hop. The finish isnít dry, but it isnít sweet. Floral notes abound, and there is enough bitterness to satisfy. Itís really good stuff.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Musty aroma mixes with cascade hops. Brilliant amber pour with a nice and thick white head. Tangy lemons mix with sweet malt, very perfumy with nice base of sweet malt. Relatively creamy with a lonf bitter finish. This kind of grew on me.
badlizard (5534) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
350 ml bottle from Bevmo. Hazy honey yellow with a fizzy white head. Herbal hoppy aroma. Malty, grainy taste with a hoppy perfume to the finish.
RSRIZZO (1914) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a fresh citric hop scent. Color is a bright clear gold with good carbonation and a nice but loose head. Taste is crisp, hoppy and bitter. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a crisp feel. Finish comes on with a mellow malt flavor that is chased down by a nice bitterness and light citrus hop flavor. This is a very good, mellow, well balanced IPA.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like hops, taste like hops, leaves bitter grassy tongue at finish. Nothing citrus or spicey...ok rerated 20 minutes later: much better with warming +.05
CasperQuaffer (142) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Platte River Parkway Fall Festival. (My personal "Best of Show") The aroma is clear with a pleasant earthiness. Color slightly red. Well balanced flavor with a fruity lemon accent. This beer felt creamy and fizzy a the same time, like the long lost memory of a great cream soda on a hot summer day as a kid.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - AUG 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I picked up this 12 oz bottle in Jackson Hole Wyoming. I shared it with fordest and toncatcher.
fordest (2137) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Padrefan98. Clear golden color with a nice head. Nice fruity aromas of citrus and apple. Flavor fell off a bit though as the bitterness was a touch soapy.