Tmoney99 (11688) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Downtown Johnny Browns. Poured hazy copper with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Heavy bitter flavor with a heavy smooth bitter finish of long duration. A very good beer.
cthulu81 (29) - Woodbridge, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zounds! What we have here is the IPAís genetic clone of a sauvignon blanc. Racy, zesty kaffir lime, pungent herbaceousness and a good sprinkling of cat urine scream out of the glass. All in a delicious sort of way, of course. This is a succulent brew, no doubt, but certainly has its own style about it. Juicy malt leads the charge toward the dangly thing in the back of your throat, countered by puckering grape fruit and guava notes. The finish is lingering with what I find to be hints of stone ground wheat crackers. Or I could just be angling for a "geeky flavor profile" award. Just give this one a try and enjoy.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy burnt orange. Nice floral aroma on the nose with a hint of toffee. The flavor gives a little bit of citrus, but still is dominated by a floral slightly piney hoppiness. Very nice balanced finish that clings to the palate.
Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 Poured from a 22 oz. Golden, opaque orange in color. Aromas of mandarin orange and various woods, plants, and grasses. Flavors are very planty with bits of moss, resin, cucumber and the texture of wasabi without the fire. Lacks citrus punch, but this doesnít detract too much, because the vegetal tones here are well-integrated and oddly enjoyable. Thanks for sharing, Dan!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the 2007 Big Beer, Belgians, & Barleywines Festival in Vail. hazy copper amber with a thick off white head. Great head retention. Great berry-citrus-pine aroma that is complex and complete. Flavor is of a smoother bitterness than the aroma would suggest. Big orange/chocolate Tootsie Roll-like taste. Great mouthfeel.
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Brickskeller. Very hoppy beer. Floral notes and a strong hop aroma. Flavor is grapefruit and pine.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Najas....exactly what you would expect from a beer with the name "west coast IPA". extremely floral hoppy aroma followed by a strong hop flavor of pine, grapefruit and citrus. quite a bit hoppier than a lot of IPAs ive come across lately...this seems to be somewhere between what most IPAs are and where a DIPA is. that said the flavor was excellent and definitely a good representative of what socal IPAs are all about.
Sammy (9322) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orangey with foaming head. Grapefruit hoppy aroma. Taste is medium to full moithfeel of initially grapefruit and malt, quite drinkable. There is resins there that add up, and a second pint would be much, true for most IPAs to me. Purchased recently a Oak Park in NJ, the least annoying state.
brianprentiss (676) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I donít love this beer like others seem to, the hops are just too over the top. I donít mind heavy hops but these are too bitter.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop aroma starts dominating right away, but it is light at the beginning, beomes more piney and citrusy, as it warms, somewhere in there I smell that perfect hop aroma, Iíve only smelled it a couple times, in 3 Floyds Dreadnaught, in a couple Pizza Port Hop brews, in Dogfishhead ,in Founders Devil Dancer, and I smelled it here,albeit fleeting. Lots of particles floating around, taste is all hop, the whole gamut of all the hop flavors, with malt sweetness in the middle ,and then the hop bitterness in the end. Mediumed bodied,but still a hop bomb , Simcoe, Columbus ,Centennial, and Cascade decadence. Another San Diego area hop masterpiece, thanks to awaisanen for shipping this as an extra