DJC (238) - USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light copper/amber body, with a thin head. Hardly any lacing. Toffee, malt, and some hops in the aroma. Those same characteristics appear in the flavor profile, as well, but the hops are more pronounced. Not as bitter as it probably should be for this style, however. Carbonation is a bit on the fizzy side, but certainly not upsetting. This is a refreshing and very drinkable beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear golden-orange color. Head was off white and settled quickly leaving a tight crown that hung around and left a nice lace on the glass. Aroma was dominated by malty caramel with a touch of molasses and grassy hops. Tastes of sprucy hops and toasted bread with a lemon twist. Mild hop bitterness, mostly at the end.
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium and see through amber color with an averaged sized off white head Aromas of grass, grain, and citrus. Tastes of grass, toasted grain, and citrus. Thinner body. As sweet as it was bitter.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
the very water that percolates under the mighty teton range also cruises through the "sweet" grasslands of the broad valley: between bovines, weekend buckeroos and tour buses, along itís golf courses and new second homes of the ultra-rich, picking up both malathion and moose piss before arriving by stages in this beer. oh yum. sweetgrass ipa is the glowing monarch butterfly color of a bambi night light, with a bit of haze within and a tempting and lingering quarter inch of vanilla shake foam on top. the name sweetgrass echoes in the beerís fragrance: amid the sap that drips from conifers and the pollen that drips from bees buzzing between lupines and mules ears, there is a warm, caramelized scent of the summer pastures drying. itís creamy, full and tasty. the hops tug playfully between likenesses of pine and citrus, while a modest sweetness animates the waffle-toasty malts. alas, like a washed out photo, it may lose some of itís subtle allure far removed from the euphoria-induced altitude of jacksonís hole; so drink it there, fresh, look up at the peaks, and then graze like the elk on the sweet grass of the tetons.
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma isnít very citrusy. A little pale, not bubbly. Taste is a little backwards in that it starts out with a nice bite of hops ad finishes thin and plain. Not very good per style.
TAR (2526) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Banana gold. Fluffy, big-bubbled ring of foam. Muted aroma of tangerine marmalade, straw, and lightly toasted malts. Soft floral accents. Loose and fizzy on the palate. Lightly toasted malts eventually counteract the citric acidity which tingles the palate and weakens the body. Malts are sweetly nutty and strawlike, but are also quite husky and unrefined. Rather airy and empty at the core, with bland wafery malts far outmatching the hop character. Finishes slightly toasty and grassy, but with no salvaging hop bitterness or bright hop flavors. Few hops to be found in the aroma and body? It doesnít get much more boring than this.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
via trade with Buck Dich - Pours a clear amber color with a good size off white head. Nice lacing. Has a slight grassy hop aroma. Flavor has some malt sweetness to go along with the hops. Decent balance. Light to medium body. A tad bit dry. Wortha try. Thanks Jordan.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, courtesy of argo0. Clear orange-amber appearance, small head. Very fresh, sweet hoppy nose. Held-back bitterness holds this IPA together - nice floral hoppiness, citrus edge, slightly dry and light finish. As multiple folks have already said tonight, very drinkable.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Toffee, grapefruit and evergreen nose. The flavor is a bit thin and leans toward the sweet side of balance, but offers nice, juicy PNW hops. Medium-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes gently bitter and dry. Very drinkable! Iíd say itís an English IPA, but the hops are all American. Reminiscent of an English IPA. Howís that? Thanks go out to Argo0 for sharing the bottles.
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Clear amberbody with small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, pine, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, pine, some caramel. Somewhat dry finish. Watery medium body, nicely drinkable.