LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy and dark amber color with off white head. Hop and grapefruit aroma. Good IPA.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with lots of particulates, small head. Aroma is.....west coast. Lots of piney, fruity hops. Taste is hop domintated, very juicy and tangy. Not overdone. Nice bitter finish, kinda grainy. It is what it says- west coast IPA.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks kenb for the bottle. Aroma was nice hoppy blend piney and light floral. Poured a hazen amber. Flavor was good as advertised nice strong hop to start then fading sweetly. Palate was good overall clean finishing. Overall a nice job not overdone or overloaded.
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to realale420. Pours a deep amber red hue. Slightly cloudy. The head quickly fizzles away into a tight lace. Aroma is sweet caramel grapefruit. Not in your face, but very nice. Taste is quite sweet with the caramel malts making there way up front followed by a sharp bitterness at the finish, This is what "west coast" ipa’s are all about right? I was expecting a tad more hop flavor, but overall this is very enjoyable.
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bronzed peach. Unfiltered. Beautifully thick and sticky white froth. Pungent but unexciting nose of pinesap, aspirin, raisins, and sugared grapefruit. Fluffy but firm carbonation. First sip teems with resinous hops and bready malts. Prominent alcohol and tacky residuals lend an unappealing medicinal edge to the flavor and tarnish any lurking brightness. Airy and hollow center disallows the juicy elements from adhering to the palate and thwarting the harshness. Much sweeter and sappier than it is bright or juicy. So little juiciness, in fact, the harsh aspirin flavors intensify and are further exaggerated by the sharp carbonation and brash pine. Finishes highly acidic and slightly chalky but quite weighty with a high concentration of honey and pinesap. No hop burps to neutralize the lingering unrefined hop notes, either. As far as IPA comes, this is just another dime-a-dozen offering. Not only are the hops muddled and graceless, but they also fail to contribute anything exciting or interesting to the aroma or flavor.
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is very sweet and very hoppy, but also with some grassy notes. The flavor is very hoppy combined with light notes of caramel, leading to a dry grassy end.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish-orange brew. Foamy, diminishing head. Aroma is sweet, syrupy citrus, grapefruit. Smooth, creamy, bitter flavor. Notes of pine, apple and grapefruit. Slow warming sensation. Gooood stuff.
JohnnyJ (4087) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2006 Pours a dark yellow/copper color with a not so strong caramel citrus aroma. It also has chunky white floaters and a decent off-white head. A hoppy bitterness from start to finish. Some grapefuit, citrus, and caramel flavor. The bitterness is what I notice most; it leaves the bitterness in your mouth. Pretty decent IPA, but not the best. It is refreshing.
Kevin (2037) - Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
it’s september 2nd and i am sitting here with my teeth chattering and having a beer at 11 in the morning after quitting my job. this pours a hazed dark yellow that looks like honey with a clingy yellow head. aroma wasn’t so much a slap in the face with hops as a firm shove. smells like wet grass wrapped around a sugar daddy. hop flavors dominate everything here. another bottle of hop juice. i’m going to start at the end and work my way back, dry finish that really emphasizes the grass hop flavor, before that was a bit of caramel with a think pine syrup texture. and starting it all off was just anonymous bitterness that i could not put a flavor to. a good one for the hop heads, but i am really starting to lean away from this kind of beer, ah i’ll keep it in mind if my tastes come back around, after all i went through a span where a lot of belgian beers weren’t doing it for me and i snapped out of that.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Green Flash tasting @ RFD’s and bottled: Pours to a clear, copper-yellow colored body with a medium white head that sticks on the outside of the glass. The aroma fills the nose with hops - citrus, grapefruit, pine, fresh dry-hopped grass scents, hop leaves, very bitter. Taste is bitter hops right up front, grapefruit, citrus, fruit, pine, this one is all about showcasing the hops and it does it well. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, finishes with extended citrus/floral hops.