DocLock (8674) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy canary with medium head. Aroma of hopcit, fruit. Tastes hopcity, with a malty, fruity finish. Smooth on the palate. This is the goldest (non copperest) IPA I’ve ever had.
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line :
Biscuity pale cereals support leafy and fruity hops, sculpting a sessionable India Pale Ale with a charming wooden hop bitterness.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces atop the peachy golden haze.
-The aroma could use better hop definition (more dry-hopping with different varieties?). As is, there is nothing that makes the mouth water.
-The mouthfeel is beautifully rendered; cushiony, never thin, softly carbonated, very drinkable.
-As an IPA in the US, this one will not get the praise it might deserve, but as an English-style IPA, this is spot-on, nicely balanced and easily sessionable.
sebletitje (8022) - 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.
KyotoLefty (7972) - 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.
phaleslu (7825) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - 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.
chriso (7513) - 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.
mabel (7455) - 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)
douglas88 (7426) - 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.
alexsdad06 (7220) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle puchased in Asheville. Pours clear copper in color with a medium sized fluffy white head. The aroma has moderately sweet caramel malt and moderate hoppiness (pine and floral mainly). The flavor is a mixture of much of the same: caramel malts with floral and pine notes. The smallest hint of fruit. Dry bitter finish.