Acknud (1035) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Two great IPA/IIPAs in a row. This one very piney with a burst of grapefruit. Holds flavor well but but a little thin on the mouth.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pour is a lovly orangish amber and holds a nice and dense two fingers of foam. Aromas are heavily pine and grapefruit with a touch of sweet malt promised. Flavor is wonderfully hoppy with a perfect ammount of malt to balance out the bitterness. Fabulous.
wamoore84 (20) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
6 pack from Capone’s in Norristown. Had everything I expected in an IPA with slightly more bitterness. Worth a try.
jlthiering (48) - Viginia Beach, Maryland, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured like liquid gold. Not much head. Smells very much like a citrus explosion. The bitterness of this beer compliments the overall feeling asssociated with it.
dpjuart (1029) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours gold with amber hues with a thin, off-white, creamy head. Great lacing. Huge citrus and spice hop nose. a few piny notes, grapefruit and a touch of lemon. Big old hoptastic bitterness, with sweet hop citrus/floral taste. Moderate malty notes. Big bitterness at the end and a citrus/bitterness after. Deliciouso!!
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured brilliant medium orange with a medium cap of creamy beige head. The aroma was delightfully aggressive even when cold (I did let it warm up).. juicy grapefruit and pine with a light and bright caramel backing.. juicy and nicely balanced. The flavor had a sweet caramel and grapefruit meat core with pine, pear, and grapefruit bitterness all over the tongue.. long sweet and bitter finish. Medium-bodied and slightly grainy on the palate.. the strong bitterness and fine balance worked great here!
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 30, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent IPA. Huge hoppy flavor, but very flavorful. Good malt base. Nice dry bitter finish. I love this kind of beer. Dogfishhead’s 90-minute still has a small edge I think, but this is truly a fine beer.
DubC5000 (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Opaque amber with a minimal white head. Basically, tastes of a combination of severe hops damage plus fresh grains and grass. Not a very well balanced beer, but for a most typical west coast IPA I guess this was expected. The alcohol is well hidden and could have been more prominent. Did not enjoy.
chadje (170) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2011 Just had this on tap and updating scores...
Pours a nice caramel color with lots of floaties. A hoppy scent and a nice head. A good tasting IPA with a good bitter aftertaste.
uhclem (326) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2008 Pours a clear copper with an ecru head that rapidly subsides to a thin coating on the surface. Lovely lacing. A nice blend of hops assails the nose with a bold complexity. The grapefruit and pine aromas take one straight to the California woods. After sipping/quaffing this ale, one understands the true meaning of IPA, as it rolls around the mouth firing off the taste buds. The aftertaste is a perfect counterpoint to the initial aroma, and extends deep into the throat. All in all, a superb experience.