segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love this IPA. Lovely, lovely C-hops and way over the top, backup up with just enough malty goodness. I have been enjoying them get awards over the last year since discovering Green Flash IPA 2yrs ago.
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On CASK at San Diego Brewing Co. Dark amber, with very little head. Low carb, probably due to hand pump no doubt. Smells hop bombish. More hoppy nose than piny or sweet. Hops on the first taste, to sweet, to bitter. Nice.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks 17thfloor! Pours a glowing hazy copper orange with quite a bit of sediment and a small off-white head. Aroma is bursting with hop oils and a nice grape fruit and pineapple. Slight caramel malt but mostly earthy and hoppy. Flavor starts out with the exact same burst of hop oils on the tongue and quickly moves to a a sweet and citrus fruity middle. Finishes with a nice dry hop bitterness that isn’t unpleasant but leaves you wanting to take another sip to start it all over again. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Delicious IPA, definitely top notch.
cgarvieuk (14339) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home ... copper ... big foam head ... that sickly sweet hop of American pale ales ... Way over fizzy ... sweet malts ... some pine hops... little biscuity ... little bitterness in linger
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Yardhouse in San Diego. Hazy orange, thick white creamsicle head. Huge resinous pine aroma, touch of citrus rind and mango. Huge hop explosion on the palate, bolstered by generous sweet malts. Finish is long and bitter.
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - DEC 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. perfect hop balance, great hop nose, enjoyable after taste. nice body.
kassner (1351) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2009 Had this on tap at Magoo’s. Slightly coudly light amber . Straightforward for style, with mostly dry hops. Nice clean finsh. Not much head or lacing.
Again on tap and still agreat IPA.
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow with a low head. Hoppy aroma of pine and orange. The flavour continues along the same line with citrus and a bit of caramel. Good, but nothing special.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to SaCkErZ9 at BA. Hazy copper orange with a thick finger of creamy white head. Strong hop aroma, floral and spicy, a hidden maltiness carries it across. Heavy malt body, caramels and breadiness. Then a good bittering of spicy hops with a light citrus note.
BlackForestCO (977) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 Bottle from ucusty, thanks dude. Poured a clear copper color with a thick off-white head that stuck around nicely and left good lacing. Aroma of pungent floral hops with some earthy spiciness, some light citrus (grapefruit and orange peel), and a light caramel maltiness. Crisp, lightly sweet malt entry leads into a earthy, bitter hoppiness with some leafy character and a bit of citrus (orange peel and grapefruit) with a moderately bitter finish. Some astringency, but not too bad. Moderate carbonation, nice mouthfeel. Much better beer than I anticipated, thanks David.