DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a nice airy white head. Filtered-looking, non bottle-conditioned which is disappointing. Aroma is nicely hoppy with immediate citrus apparent. Grassy, slightly pungent, oranges and grapefruit. A very pleasant aroma though intensity is only moderately high for what I assume is a relatively fresh beer. Taste is smooth with some resiny hops in the middle, a smooth but noticeable bitterness and a nice lingering hop finish. Pleasantly dry with little to no residual sweetness. I’ve been interested in trying this beer after it beat out my go-to beer and favorite IPA in the finals of that one contest. While I definitely prefer Two Hearted to this, it is certainly a quality example of the style and one I would purchase often if it weren’t for a hefty price tag in Ohio.
malrubius (2324) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 5, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle in pint glass. Cloudy copper with flat head and lace. Very aromatic flowery citrusy fresh hop aroma. Mild fruity caramel biscuit with bracing complex citrus hop finish. Medium body and carbo. Slight carbo bite. Excellent strong complex flavors.
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good example of an IPA with a nice citrus finish and a good blend of hops and floral flavors which left a crisp refreshing finish overall a nice touch to the style.CHEERS!
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a nice cloudy copper with a small white head. The nose is grapefruit, pine and floral. The flavor has a nice simcoe kiss as well as other hop qualities, and an almost lemony aftertaste. A great and refreshing ale after a long day at the beach.
mjs (5815) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2012
(Re-rate, bottle, 0.355 l, at Kaisla, 20120701) The beer poured deep amber and quite clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had grass, resin and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were grass, resin, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, hoppy and bitter. A tasty US IPA.
(Bottle at Pikkulintu on 2008-05-31) Amber and cloudy. Small bubbly white head. Hops in nose. Full palate that it a bit dry. Some fizziness. Hops, salty liquorice, grass and grapefruit in taste. Rating: 8-3-8-3-15=3.7
twitcher (298) - framingham, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2008 bottle. Nice light copper color. Thick, pillowy head foams up quick and sticks around nicely. Aromas of loads of hops- a big grapefruit citrus blast on the nose. Sharp but not overdone bitterness, tons of hop flavor. Lemons, grapefruits, some piney resin flavors. Full and layered hop character. Some toasted bread malt in the background, but this one is all hops-forward. Superb C-hop, west coast style IPA.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average fast disappearing head. Cloudy amber colour. Floating small particles.A hoppy nose. Missing sweetness and softness of taste. Some grapefruit in the taste. Also some blackcurrent in the nose.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Orange and amber in color with a frothy two-finger head that produced very nice lacing. The initial aroma was light citrus with some pine hops and plenty of pleasant floral hops. Thin malts. The flavor was some light malt overrun by pine and floral hops. Very little in terms of citrus. Super dry finish and a decent mouthfeel.
oh6gdx (23920) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is fruity hops, alcohol, sweet malts and mild notes of grass. Flavour is big grassy and flowery hops along with some fruityness carrying it up. Attempt at going for a big IPA, but a bit unbalanced in my opinion.
LilBeerDoctor (3581) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a white head that leaves nice, thick lacing. Aroma of pine, floral, grapefruit and other citrus hops. Initial flavor of piney hops with a bitter finish. As the beer warms, sweet caramel malt comes out. Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Tasty beer and pretty easy to drink. Yum!