Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2008 This was a beautiful IPA that is nearly exactly like Bear Republicís Racer 5. It literally tastes exactly like it, though I prefer this one for its lack of too much pineyness. This is one very citrussy beer, and that is always always a great thing in my mouthís book. It pours a cloudy orange with chunks of yeast chunking around and it has so much flavor it draws the mouth water out. Just great, canít believe I waited so long to try this one out.
robforbes (2147) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bought in a 6-pack in san diego (misson valley)
look is of a creamy caraeml.
smell is sweet, hops.
taste is bitter, hops, some citrus.
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - JUN 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a beautiful cloudy copper with a nice head. Hops are right there. Great except for the finish, a it is bit too hopyy for my taste.
Headbanger (3765) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle(courtesy of RSRIZZO)-A light copper body with a loose off white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Taste of this medium bodied brew is of the same with a bitterness and a dryness. Very good and drinkable IPA.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy copper in color with a foamy off-white head. The nose shows off citric and herbal hops. In the mouth it is medium-bodied and dry with a lot of bitterness through the midpalate and finish. Quite tart and refreshing this would be perfect for a summer barbeque as the bitterness calls for fatty food.
Boutip (5737) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a deep cloudy copper color ale with a good size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bitter and citrus hops is dominating with a nice malt base also noticeable. Taste is a mix between some citrus and bitter pacific hops with a neutral but still perceptible malt base. Full body with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. While this is a very enjoyable IPA, I would have enjoyed it a bit more if the presence of floral and grapefruit hops would have been more discernable.
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a golden orange, low clarity, with 3 cm of off white foamy head that is slowly diminishing. Aroma is mostly citrus with floral notes. Initial flavor is piney and citrusy hops, not much else though. More citrus in the finish, dry aftertaste. Light carbonation, light to medium body, lots of lacing, and a hint of alcohol appreciated. Drinkable but you better love nothing but hops, solid IPA.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Hazy orange-amber with a 1 finger head. Big citrus hop aroma. Big hoppy taste with caramel notes. Thick feel.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours copper color with off white head. Has a nice floral aroma with some grapefruit added. Mouthfeel is medium with a fair amount of carbonation. Taste is very hoppy and grapefruit like. Almost grassy. This is a very nice IPA.
HomerSlottved (40) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic hoppy beer. A benchmark of an american ipa where everything seems to be just in place for the hops to flow freely out your ears.