Skyview (5453) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12-oz bottle shared by the Cellars Wine & Spirits gang, pours a copper orange brew with a thick creamy white head. Nice lacing. Aroma has heavy citrus, grapefruit, grass, and pine hops. Flavor is oily, medium body with a dry grapefruit aftertaste. Everything one would expect in a decent IPA.
allfreej (554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pour is an orangey copper, with a nice, white head. The nose is grapefruit, resin, and sour. The flavor is citrus, hops, and alcohol with a huge hoppy finish. I wish I could get this at home!
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange/amber. Aroma was intensely hoppy in my opinion, lots of pine, some grapefruit and butter. Malt is there , but this is not one of the maltier IPAs Iíve had. Taste was hops from the start till the end, with lots of grapefruit, pine, and a strong bitterness with no charred or off elements. Biscuit and butter taste to the malt helped set the stage. I was pretty impressed with the strength of this non-imperial IPA. Very delightful.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium copper body with a thick & finely laced head that lasts a long time. Aroma is big with citrusy hops, perfumy, a hint of grass and pine. Flavor is boldly hoppy, but witha fair amount of malt to back it up. Lively on the palate, yet finishes clean. Very nice IPA!
Bartzilla (597) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty solid IPA here. Canít believe itís taken me this long to rate it, but I figure since Iím in-hand right now, Iíll take care of some long overdue business. Very fresh smelling and a delicious blast of the C hops that arenít at all hidden by anything else, like those pesky malts, for example. Easy drinking and a staple around these parts. Good show.
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ho hum not my fav IPA. Poured a golden color lacing was average. Aroma was typical for style except no malt balance really. Flavor was resinous hops and floral was thin, almost wattery just another IPA.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy orange with a medium head. Fair lacing. Aroma of pineapple and grapefruit with a bit of oily resin. Makes you feel like Sylvester when he eats some alum, and his mouth puckers up so much that he is forced to try to eat Tweety through a straw. In other words, I loved it.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Very nicel floral aroams. Great flavors of citrus, flowers and pine. Offset by a bit of malts. Very nice West Caost style IPA, medium bodied almost creamy.
mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma promises a symphony of hops, as does the prominent hop lace upon pouring. The viscosity suggests the malt strength/alcohol content. The hop flavors deliver on the aromaís promise, producing a hop synergy second to no other. The sweet abundant pale malt could not rival the hop presence, which really lingers in the finish. Move over Stone, you have some real competition in the IPA department!
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold, with a white head. Aroma is citrusy hops, sugar, and malt. Flavor is hops, fruit, sugar, and malt. Ends bitter.