CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 Pours medium dark amber, forms an off white foamy head. Aroma is of grapefruits, pines, malts. Flavor is full bodied, malted pines, grapefruit and hops resonate through this lovely west coast IPA. Me want more! (Thanks Steve)
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whoa, this is a nose. Very full odor from this brew. Full of hops, overpoweringly so. Awesome. Pour forms into a nice looking head that lasted the entire glass. Taste is full of hops, and as a crisp finish. Awesome brew.
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper color with thin head and good lacing. Aroma is a good dose of floral and pine hops. Flavor was well balanced blend of bitter, citrus, grassy hops backed up by some sweet malts. Well done West Coast style IPA. Wish it was more available here in PA.
troopie (2290) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Piney, hoppy aroma. Poured deep copper with thick white lasting head. Much lacing. Full rich body with maybe a little too much hoppiness. Full finish with all over the tongue bitterness.
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy deep orangy amber with a head full of big bubbles that leaves some sticky lacing as it recedes. Arome is citrusy hops, maybe a little sweet carmelly malts underneath. Flavor is nice; more balanced than I expected, with a solid sweet carmel malt background and plenty of bitter and dry, citrusy hops. Finishes bitter. Mouthfeel is medium, sticky and smooth, with moderate carbonation. Solid, tasty, hoppy IPA.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle via JB175. Amber color. Smell of malt, citrus, pine, caramel, hops, flowers and some spice. Taste of grapefruit, appricots, malt, hops, flowers, orange zest, caramel, spice and a great bitterness. Very good IPA!
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft: Pours a coppery amber color with a 1 finger white head. Tons of hoppy herbal and quite hemp like hop aroma. Serious dry hopping going on. Flavor is moderately malty and quite bitter. Similar somewhat earthy rich bitterness and tons of again hemp like flavor. Tons of hops hitting on all fronts. The hoppiest non imperial ipa i have had, on par with Hopsickle. Almost too much.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of adrian910ss, pours a cloudy golden orange with an ample off-white head, good lacing. Nice aroma of grapefruit, orange peel, and light floral. Taste is a nice hops bite with a slightly distracting lingering citrus flavor that turns a little sour. Not a bad IPA, but a little better on the aroma than taste.
marcus (8598) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. This copper ale poured with a thin off-white head. There was an interesting hop bitterness made complex through the use of multiple premium hops. Flavor sticks to the tongue until the next sip.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Green Flash. Orange amber with creamy off-white head. Citrus and hop aroma. Good fruit and pine taste with a strong bitter finish.