Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a cloudy, golden color with a tight bubbled white head that faded quickly. It had a pleasant, fresh earth aroma. It seemed light bodied, lighter than I would expect from an IPA. The hop/ malt balance was good, but both were light. Slight hop aftertaste
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 This is a decent English style IPA but I prefer the West Coast style. Fruity aroma with a clean off white head. Nice legs hold to the glass. Taste hits you with the malt then comes on with a soft hop flavor and leaves you with a subtle bitterness on the tongue. Not my favorite but good.
Ernest (7252) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is light to medium amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Pretty boring for an IPA...not much going on in the aroma or elsewhere.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2006
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz. bottle. Golden color with a medium sized rocky white head. Lemongrass, vegetal hop aroma. Mellow malt under a floral, grassy hop flavor. Some resinous astringency in the finish, lingering unpleasantly constructed bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, dry.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark yellow with a soapy, short lived head. Light lemony hop aroma. Taste is grassy hops, slight resin. Underlying sourness kind of throws the beer off. Finish is bitter, sour, and slightly metallic.
NNCRed (17) - Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz Bottle. Flowery hop aroma with a hint of citrus. Golden amber color with some noticeable carbonation and a thin dissipating white head. Nice smooth beer with a small bit of bitterness. Tastes predominantly of hops with a hint of orange.
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2006 Very light amber with lots of bubbles that cling to glass. Strong fruity aroma. Barely bitter, slightly skunky start with a fruity finish that lingers bitter then fruity. Strikingly smooth, clean feel. A favorite from this area.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Clear gold color with a white head. Aromas are mainly sweet, flowery hops. Initially, it had a pretty good balance of bitter and sweet, but later turned to a more bitter, hoppy taste. I liked it alot. The feel is smooth as well, not to thick. Another great Idaho beer!
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2007 From a 12 oz Bottle. Strong nose of herbal hops with a hint of citrus. Pours cloudy light amber with a medium white head. Hops work well on the tongue. I am rating this one again, and find it a little better than last time. Decent IPA.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A well established aroma of hops lets the nose know this beer is waiting to be tasted. The glass fills with a cloudy butterscotch solution that has no head only big bubbles that fasten themselves to the edge of the glass. This beer is thin and watery, yet it produces a moderately hearty hops taste that fades slowly leaving a mild nutty taste in the mouth.