bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a medium-sized light beige head and descent lacing. Aroma of citrus, coconut, nuts, caramel, pine, and chocolate. Flavor of dark malts, caramel, hops, nuts, and touch of chocolate. Certainly an interesting spin on an IPA.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. Nice copper color with beige head that lasted a bit...Very strong smell of hops. Initial taste of some fruit, citrus, but the hops WAY overpowed this for me...Not quite liking the hops that much yet, so this was not a favorite of mine. The husband loved it though!
Ughsmash (7175) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to OhioDad! Poured a clear, medium reddish-orange with a tall initial cap of beige head. Nose came across as juicy, which is a huge selling point for me... pine tar and grapefruit with rum-laden toffee behind.. knew this would be assertive from the smell. Flavor was assertive... heavy, resinous grapefruit and buttered toffee support heavy doses of zesty citrus and pine bitterness... left a very fulfilling spicy bitter trail down the throat... couple odd oxidized notes appear post-swallow. Fairly well-balanced and most certainly enjoyable! Thanks Scott!
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copperish amber with a slight off white head. The aroma has slight tones of earthiness, pine, grapefruit, and caramel malt. Flavor has a touch of bitterness but nothing assertive with some grapefruit and pine with a light caramel malt.
nolankowal (931) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour with an off white head. Earthy-grassy hop aroma with a fair amount of caramel malt. Flavor holds a good malt back bone with a fair amount of balance between that and some earthy hop bitterness. Solid body, malty and bitter throughout with a resiny hop bitter finish. Not bad, but a bit too much malt for an IPA for my taste
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Craig. Thanks. Pours out a dark red color with a white head that lasts until the end of the bottle. Smell is hoppy, grassy, malty, sugar, some grapefruits. Taste is smooth and thick, complex, interesting, certainly not what I was anticipating. Spicy yet controlled, a good, solid drinkable IPA. If this an indication of what to expect from their other beers, I am certainly in for a treat. Very good stuff!
rayg1 (561) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle that I split with ross. Poured out dark golden almost a light brown with a fuzzy white head to it. Aroma was grapefruit and lime perhaps? Interesting. Tastes is a huge hop line with an a piney and grapefruit taste to it. A good IPA although I thought the balance needed some work. Good beer though don’t get me wrong.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle: lasting medium sized dark cream colored head w/ a clear medium coppery amber body. Caramel malt and piney/citrusy hops in even balance up front when chilled. Also some light spicy, herbal hop notes. Medium toasty malt as it warms as well as a hint of nutty and bready malt aromas. Balanced to just lightly, ever so slightly bitter, but it’s more in the medium dry finish than throughout. Light on the herbal hop flavor which I expected more of, but that doesn’t bother me as it’s pretty well balanced flavorwise. Not too hoppy flavored and not too sticky on the malts. Toasty and bready malts w/ a touch of diacetyl in the aftertaste. Caramel malt flavor mid palate, but has citrusy and herbal hoppy flavor that linger lightly in the aftertaste. Medium body, medium carbonation, well hidden alcohol, and a bit of a dry m/f. Overall a solid beer, but if you’re a total hop head, you might be disappointed in this one. If you’re looking for over the top hoppy, this is not your beer. If you’re more into well balanced IPA’s, this is the ticket.
OldGrowth (2730) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, from someone who shall remain nameless. Good aroma, sweet. Citrus, peach, little bubblegum, toffee/caramel. Clean brownish orange color, small to no head, minor lace. Bittersweet flavor, loses the sweetness, grapefruit, soap, little roastiness creeps in, caramel. medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bittersweet dry finish. I was enjoying the subtlies of the aroma, that was unfortunately lost in the flavor
Lowe1983 (1355) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops, caramel, and a spice I can’t quite identify. Flavor starts off strong of the citrus and pine hops that give way to the spice and caramel. Nice bitter finish that lingers. Almost seems like an imperial IPA with it’s aroma and hoppiness. Very delicious.