chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, July 2006. Amber colour. Quite floral aroma. The usual resinous, piney US hops are joined by herbaceous, grassy, nettley character that makes it a little different to many US IPAs I’ve tried. I wouldn’t call the hop character particularly aggressive - rather smooth and quite easy drinking, but not short of grip and nicely balanced. Quite enjoyable.
DrSilverworm (7223) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, from Jungle Jim’s in Eastgate. Clear golden color, thin white head. Couple splecks of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Not bitter, nor assertive like your typical IPA. Just a moderate bitterness, light sweet taste. Some light citusy, lightly piney hop. More malt forward, but it’s not a caramel, sweet malt, more clean and biscuity. As far as IPAs go, though, this doesn’t really satisfy in the way that they usually do. Sub par for the category.
Ibrew2or3 (7158) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours a hazy orange with frothy white head. The mild aroma is sweet sugary malts and mild hops like grapefruit and over ripe orange. Just like the aroma it starts sweet and malty with a hint of astringency. The hops are mild with grapefruit, ripe orange and orange rind. The bitterness builds some into the finish but is overall lackluster in its assertiveness.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden color with a puffy white head. Aroma shows a strong hop presence. Body is dry and mild with some sweetness and a touch of hops, but doesn't quite live up to what the aroma promised.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1329-20080508] 12floz bottle. Pine needle aroma on a bed of grass hops. Cloudy, orange brown body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head and small bubbles around the edges. Dull grassy pine resin flavour. Medium body is a little bitter. Drinkable, nice bitterness.
(c/o manuchampions, w/ him, jerc)
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours cloudy orange/amber with white head.
Aroma is fruity (grapefruit) hops with nice caramel malt notes.
Taste malty / caramel, hops with grapefruit / citrus hops with light piny mouthfeel.
Overall mouthfeel is sweet and smooth finish is a mix of caramel and grapefruit with light bitterness.
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Flying Saucer in Nashville. Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with a finger-thick eggshell white head. Aroma of caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, floral hops, and a touch of pine and herbs. Flavor of caramel malts, grapefruit citrus, floral hops, earthy notes, pine resin, and toast. Mild. Light-medium bodied, with average carbonation and some sweetness and bitterness on the finish. Not bad.
KyotoLefty (6831) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Flying Saucer in Columbia CS, 2008. A bit smoky and burnt. Strong flavor of burnt sugar / caramel. Medium to strong hops, slightly strange, but decent.
Radek Kliber (6543) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Aroma vegetable, cereal with citrus sided hops. Slight hints of farm yard.6+
Appearance dark golden ale with touch of amber. Bright rocky white top.
Flavor and Palate : soapy, leafy , cereal grainy character, Soft bodied. vegetable smooth finish of DMS. Perhaps late hop add to boil? Not perfect but it has the right foundations.
douglas88 (6491) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to emacgee. Pours a bright amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is very nice; fresh floral and citrus hop notes, lots of caramel malts as well. The flavor is also nice; resin-like hops, citrus and bitter, lots of balance provided by the caramel malt. Easygoing and flavorful. A nice aggressive hop profile and well balanced. Leaves your palate chewing on grapefruit peel.