TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mixture of bronze and golden with a fully receding white head. Aroma of orange, citrus, grapefruit, sticky toffee. Taste is toffee, hop resin, and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is full bodied, resinous with lively carbonation.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz best before 8/23/07 - Aroma is a bit off, not sure if thatís the way itís supposed to be or not. Like wet alfalfa sprouts, play-doh and dust. Pours transparent orange with a small head and good lacing. Flavor pretty much matches aroma. I can taste some hop bitterness, but the overall flavor is not appealing to me at all.
rshah16 (39) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear gold color. smells sweet, with caramel, fruit and malt. flavor is a sweet with peach, brown sugar throughout. strong but not overwhelming bitter finish.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden clear colour with a little head. Nice aroma of caramel, malt and hops. Flavour of a lot of hops combined with some maltness. Very nice and bitter at the end.
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Wife said this was an ipa but by the aroma on the nose a yeasty bready aroma thought it may be a barleywine. Gold body with white head and decent lacing. Fruity peaches for flavor along with a sweet heavy malt texture. A fruity sweetness lingers on the palate. Glad the wife pick this out for me while on vacation. Man Iím spoiled.
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear golden amber with a half finger head . Good retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and nice grapefruit hops. Taste is brown sugary malts up front with citrus and pine hops cleaning off the palate. Creamy mouthfeel but not chewy. Excellent IPA!
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. this is a nice moderate IPA with a good balance of floral and bitter hops. a nice light sweetness in there as well. a lot of IPAs overwhelm the senses with massive amounts of hops. great lakes uses some restraint with this one and it pays off.
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Light amber pour, with nice head that diminishes into a thin off-white film. Smells of pine and citrus. Initial taste fills the mouth with bitterness, sweet malt, a hint of caramel, and then a little heat. Lasting bitter finish. Good beer.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear honey amber body with a nicely retaining vanilla head. Good lacing. Aroma boasts citrusy and grassy hops atop some bready and caramel maltiness. Taste has a prevalent grapefruit like hop bitterness softened by notes of tangerine, caramel, and fresh mown hay. Nicely balanced and highly drinkable.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tasted like an english IPA made with american hops. definitely a fruitiness, likely from an english ale yeast in the flavor as well as a nice bitterness from the hops and a prominently citrus hop character.