mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle: pours a clean clear hay coour with small white head. aroma of pine and citrus hops with a little malt sweetness. flavour is like the nose piney and a nice malt flavour also. finishes earthy and bitter. very nice drinkable beer
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
rating from memory, pours orange color with white head. nose is hoppy, orange citrus hops. flavor is pretty balanced pnw hops and caramel malts. not a hop bomb but balanced and decent.
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 9, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
lightish tan pour, good sized lasting head. tang hop aroma. bitter flavor strikes first, but gives way to a nice balanced ipa. light orange mixes with a bit of pine resin and an enjoyable sweetness. a bit chalky but still enjoyable. fruit sweetness lingers with a lemon zest bitter. thanks, brent.
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with nice white head. Nose of pine and citrus. A very relaxed toned down IPA. Yet 7.5% on the alcohol scale. Not sure I could tell it was even 5%. Caramel malts cover for a nice sweetness throughout. I would say that it is sessionable. Not bad.
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear, deep gold with full white head. Aroma is malty, slightly piney with some citrus. NIcely balanced malt and hops with lingering bitterness and significant fruitiness.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. No this is what I’m Talkin about! Cloudy orange color with fluffy white head. Citrus and slight caramel nose. The taste was fruity, bitter, and smooth. Well balanced beer. Good refreshing bite at the end.
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 (3487) - 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 (2901) - 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.