Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Hazy burnt orange with a white head. Big grapefruit nad pine nose. Intensely bitter flavor, grapefruit rind and resin. Bitter, mildly dry finish. A hop bomb if there ever was one.
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Green Leafe. Hazy amber pour...minimal white head. Nice piney citrus hoppy head nose. Grassy hop mild malt flavor...light caramel notes...very nice lingering hop bitterness in the end. Great session beer.
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 (2518) - 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 (29851) - 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 (4559) - 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.