asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to DrBayern! Pours a golden hue with a nice white head on top. Aroma is grassy hops with caramel malts coming in easily. Flavor starts with a nice hop bite and bitterness. Flavors of orange and grass hops take the palate at the beginning, finishing off is a nice sweet pear aftertaste which is a mixture of hops and caramel malt. A pretty well-balanced IPA on the palate. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. A decent IPA.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of malt with some nice hops in the aroma.Pours a light hazy gold with a medium off white head.Flavor has a nice hop bite.Medium to full mouthfeel with a nice bitterness in the finish.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Clear golden pour with a thin white head. Mild aroma of hops. Good flavor of spicy hops with toasted malt and a bitter finish. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and gentle carbonation. There’s a nice balance between the hops and the malt.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with CaptainCougar - Pours a clear golden color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Light, fine carbonation. Nice lacing. Has a light bread and herbal hop aroma. Almost like popcorn. Has a slight, sweet grain malt flavor. Not over hopped. Not your typical AIPA. Medium body. No lingering after taste. Not what I was expecting, but still good. Thanks Tom.
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2007
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick and heavy IPA. Picked up a case from my buddy Rick at beer and pop to drink while brewing our Belgian triple styel ale w/orange. Very hard to put down more than one or two at a time but a good IPA none the less.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Great Lakes Brewery. Semi-cloudy golden amber. Intense hop aroma and flavor, can you say bitter? Bitter like fresh grapefruit. Very warming. Medium body and very complimentary maltiness. Dry with sweet pear aftertaste.
kramer (5064) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, via Zathrus13. Pours a clear dark gold colored body under a small tight bubbled, fairly creamy, white head. Some light lazy carbonation visible. Aroma is mostly floral hops with a light citric component. Some light doughy malt below. Flavor is moderately hoppy up front, and becomes pretty bitter on the finish. The malt is pretty minimal, revealing a bit too much of the 7.5% alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. This one just didn’t do it for me in the end. It seemed way too one dimensional and boring. All bitterness all the time.
AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
big rocky head, clear gold body, caramel hop nose, super dry hop flavor, grassy and slightly citrusy (more like the rind than the fruit), interesting and different, very dry
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An orange/gold pour. A storng presense of hops and malt. A rich almost thich sweet malt and hop flavor with an excellent roasty bitter. Palate is thick as well. A very nice beer. Thanks Jay.
Suttree (5224) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal Orange, no head to speak of. Grapefruit and maybe a hint of resin in the aroma. Very sticky, earthy resiny hop flavor dominates. Some peppery, spicy notes, as well. Long, sticky aftertaste.