scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear sparkling orangey amber, creamy off white head. Just a great left coast IPA nose of fresh white grapefruit, pine, soft juniper,and light touches of sweet malt. Razor hop bitterness up front that continues right down to the bottom. Perfectly unbalanced. Medium bodied, light carbonation, ultra dry, bitter finish. This easily gives the Stone IPA a run for itís money....might even better in my book. All hopheads will greatly appreciate this brew. Try some soon...
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks to Saarlander for the 12 oz. bottle. 3rd IPA of the night and saved the best for last. commercial description is right on target. thereís a lot going on with the multiple hops in this one. some malt to provide a backbone and medium bodied. very nice IPA
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2007 Pours a perfect clear copper with a thick, creamy off-white head. Very sharp, biting pacific nw hop aroma. Bold and assertive, like an American IPA should be. Flavor has strong notes of pine, resin, grapefruit/citrus, some vanilla, mango along with a very sturdy bready caramel malt backbone to support the dumptruck load of hops. Thereís a touch of woodiness in there too. Moderately sweet with very assertive bitterness which lingers forever. Medium bodied with a very smooth texture and perfectly carbonated; perfect. Lacing sticks to the glass in sheets. Great head retention.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2006 12 oz bottle courtesy of Droopy49. Pours amber with a small white head. Grapefruit citrus, and rich malt aroma. Hopheads rejoice! Itís all about the hops in this one. Resiny mouthfeel. Dominating hop flavor of grapefruit, with the malt with deep in the background. Finish is dry, grassy, very bitter, and resiny. A little one dimensional, but I really liked it. This is probably one of the hoppiest IPAís I have had to date. Iíd definitely drink this again if I can get another.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle via trade with Enniskillen - Thanks Chris! - Pours amber with a creamy offwhite head that stays pretty well and laces the sides of the shaker very well. Aroma of sharp citrus, grapefruit and pine bitterness abound and there is some malt backbone underneath. Flavor is mor balanced than the nose let on. Resiny citrus and pine there but a smooth caramel malt backbone holds this one up and balances it pretty well. Nice bitter finish. Medium bodied and a real treat to drink. Very nice IPA!
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of odeed: Copper colored pour with a decent white head. Citrusy aroma with a bit of pine tucked in. Flavor, nice and hoppy resiny citrus. Bursting bitter finish, this is some good stuff. Thank you odeed. Some nice lacing on the glass. I think a couple more of these and I might convert into a west coast IPA advocate.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2006
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2011 Pours golden with a tall lasting frothy head. Smells of sweet malty goodness with a tightly wound hop character. Medium full nectar with excellent carbonation. This brew packs a punch and keeps on knocking them down. Tightly wound and supremely balanced like a world class prize fighter. This brew is to be reckoned with.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 30, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2006 One of my favorite IPAís. A beautiful, golden pour gives way to a nice foamy head and wonderful lacing. The flavor is piney, with a tad bit of citrus. Amazing stuff. San Diego in a bottle.
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Golden amber pour with a decent head that left nice lacing throughout the glass. Aromas were sweet, citris, fruity. Flavors were very piney and grapfruit. Much hoppier than I had expected. A Very good IPA.
jimrockford (63) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap at brewery and the 3rd of 3 growlers I bought. Another awesome G.Flash brew. Love the styles of hops, floral,citrus, tounge ripper grapefruit and fresh pine. Strong malt backbone and great 7% tart finish. 95% at least