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 (305) - 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 (207) - 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 (418) - 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.
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice carmel color, lots of hops in the aroma. Flavor was a nice mix of pine, citrus, grapefruit and malt. Nice IPA.
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle given to me by Joey @ South Bay Drugs. Thanks again. Pours a deep gold to copper with lots of tiny yeast floaties and off white head. Wow, the aroma is crisp fresh grapefruit hop bitterness that seems on the green side. The taste starts with a brief flash of sugary malt sweetness that gets consumed by a wave of grapefruit hop bitterness. Man. Lots of hops. The faint malt sweetness fades into the finish leaving big grapefruit bitterness. This is a hop bomb of an IPA.
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2008 Huge pine and resiny caramel aroma. Taste is leafy, slightly cracker, caramel malt. Nice pine bitterness in the finish. Very Solid. 8/4/7/4/16
Dank as all get out. Orange, some rind, caramel sweet and salty nut smell. Taste is sweet orange peel. Caramel comes through hop bitterness, club soda-like carbonation in the finish.
Resinous dank, sweet cloying, but strangely dry. 8/4/8/4/16
ABUSEDGOAT (2565) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber, moderate head, pretty good lacing and retention. Aroma is heavily grapefruit and pine, big nose of the stuff also with some citrus. Medium bodied, moderate to high bitterness. Not as much hop flavor as I hoped for but certainly an enjoyable IPA.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very nice caramel color with slight head. Amazing nose with hop, malt, caramel, and some pine. On first sip, hops present, with some pine, citrus , malt, and a subtle bitterness that cleanses the palate for the next sip. Not as complex as the aroma, but a very good brew.
drfabulous (6420) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Very nice. Very full, hopped IPA that is really good. No fancy words here. I wish this one came as a bomber. Instead, I’m stuck with a regular ole 12 oz. Damn. Ship to Missouri! Excellent beer.