Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 26, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a murky coppery orange color with a medium sized, off-white head. Smells fruity, earthy, and hoppy. The beginning taste almost has a grapefruit taste, with a super hoppy mid and a smokey, malty finish. Average body and mouthfeel. Honestly this beer has many good elements but personally the taste is somewhat offensive. Iím probably not suited for IPAs, and I really canít stand grapefruit juice, which is what this beer mostly tastes like to me.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful amber colour with a nice white head. Aroma with lots of grape fruits and the citric hops also dominate the flavour. Long dry end. All in all a very fine American IPA.
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange pour with beautiful lacing and nice bubbles. Piney/grass aroma and flavor, with a nice malt backbone and balance. Maltiness actually attacks towards the middle with breadiness and grain settling into a nice resinous, bitter finish.
jrob21 (3405) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I almost forgot I tried this one. It was a highlight on Saturday. The description says it all. Thanks Sam for hooking it up.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle poured a slightly hazy amber beverage with an average off-white head that was mostly diminishing and left good lacing on the glass. The aroma was hop-huge. The aroma was like being in a pine forest with cotton candy and flowers mixed in for good measure. The body was quite full with average carbonation and a crisp, dry texture. The flavor starts off pleasantly sweet. In the middle it begins to turn toward the bitter side but never gets obnoxious. The finish is long, crisp and dry.
Nate (4171) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity hops aroma with orange peel and grapefruit rind. Sweet brown sugar, pine resin. Very aromatic and addictive to sniff. Amber orange liquid with a bit of haze. This off-white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Bit of carbonic burn. Starts with medium hop acidity, nice sweet malt. Bit of caramel and biscuit. It just sweet enough to trounce the extremely fresh floral hops and subsequent bitterness. Ozone and resin belches result. Finish is hugely bitter, with nice hops oil. Tongue is left dry and bitterly coated.
thornecb (5452) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep copper into a shaker. Big, fluffy head that leaves thick lacing. Damp pine and grapefruit notes. Creamy with up front roasted nuts which quickly turns to a lingering grapefruit hop finish.
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2009 Appearance: Pours a nicely carbonated dark amber with a moderate offwhite head and moderate lacing.
Aroma: Crisp slightly citrusy hoppy aroma, reminds me of Stone IPA in a good way.
Flavor profile: Big initial crisp dry hop punch with a little citrus, carmel and a hint of hearty malts to give it a nice character, finishes hoppy, bitter and clean. No alcohol burn but its 6.8% so it warms you up a bit.
Flavor profile: Smooth, light but weighty, quenching and refreshing.
Overall: This is like the brother from another mother to the Stone IPA.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very nice orange amber, on the darker side, with a medium foamy off white head that laced and sustained. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel, toffee...itís all here and just mixes so nicely. Remind me of a IIPA actually. Flavor of the same. I really like the balance here...how it goes from a malty sweetness to a nice bitter to finish out the taste. Was also nice and smooth, bordering on creamy. What an outstanding IPA.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus and pine. Strong hop flavors with malts and a nice dry, crisp finish.