3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber orange color. Grassy, oily sweet sugar hop nose, very nice smelling. Properly bitter, nice and biting on the lips and tongue, with crisp, fresh grassy, even tinny, but in a good way. Very enjoyable, fresh, properly hoppy IPA.
SpringsLicker (2932) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This starts with a large, three dimensional, sticky white head over a brilliantly clear gold body.
The aroma is fruity citrus.
Subdued sweet flavor. The hops never really burst out in this in either the flavor or finish. Needs more malt and hops to go with the top IPAs.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Much fruitier than other IPA’s, not as bitter, but very enjoyable. A light to medium body, love the surprisingly strong fruit and piney flavor, a dry finish. A fine beer.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 The bitterness bites you on the nose right out of the gate and doesn’t let go ’til you cross the finish line. Quite fruity and hoppy. A well-balanced great IPA-- very surprised it doesn’t rate higher on this site drinks this bitter do not appeal to all.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clearish straw-colored body, thin off-white head. Soapy, earthy, piney hops nose, with biscuit and spice. Rather strong soapy body with flower petals and pine, sweet breads, and a long, bitter, spicy finish. Cerealy, a touch nutty. Pretty good IPA.
f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ brewpub. Pours a copper color with a nice white head. Aroma is mildly hoppy, with a hint of fruit. Taste is light for the style, not a huge body and not overwhelming hop presence, which makes it drinkable IMHO. A bit too hoppy for to be a pale ale, but not as extreme as other IPA examples. It would be a refreshing outdoor brew, to me!
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yum. Beer pours dark golden color with a retained off white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops and quite spicy. Flavor is really nice with juicy grapefruit and wonderful spiciness. This is IPA goodness.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at State College BrewExpo. Golden amber clear with thin head. Nice fruity caramel aroma with some grapefruit and brown sugar. Really nice taste, smoothly balanced between sweet malts and almost-harsh bitterness. Good grapefruity and juicy hops taste. Medium carbonation with little burn.
stoutchap (368) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent IPA. Pours clear light copper. Rocky white head. Good lacing. Piny hops, with some malt and a little fruit. Ok bitter aftertaste.
nolankowal (921) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent golden yellow with a fast dimishing white head. Bready and fruity aroma, a good amount of brown sugar and caramel malt with maybe a touch of boozey citrus. The flavor holds a good amount of grassy/piney bitterness with some sweet malt in the front and a bitter/dry somewhat fruity finish. The carbonation is nice, and the body seems pretty solid but also feels a bit thin torwards the back. It almost tastes like someone poured a bit of an average pilsner into a decent IPA. Overall it’s pretty good, the bitter/dry qualities are nice, but the overall feel is a bit choppy.