tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, sampled at stevo’s. Pours gold with tall sticky white head. The aroma is grapefruit, other citrus, and a touch of orange-blossom honey. The flavor is smooth hoppiness with light honeyish malts. Maybe a touch of woody bitterness in there. Refreshing.
Suttree (5130) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Stevofest. Orange, with a thin white head. Very mild aroma of hops, mostly. Nice citrusy hop pretty much dominates throughout, with just a tou of malt. Body seems a bit on the thin side, which works here. I have a weakness for this type of IPA. Yhanks to Stevo for this one!
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Stevofest 08, courtesy of Decaturstevo. Pours a hazy golden amber with white head. Aroma of butterscotch syrup and citrusy hops, which may have faded some. Medium bodied with average to prickly carbonation. There are some pale toffee and caramelized malts in the background, but the hops really dominate this one, which are citrusy with a touch of dry leafiness. Not much residual sweetness. Medium and semi-dry finish. Not bad, but I would love to try this fresh on tap.
hopscotch (9089) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2007 Bottle... O-Town Throwdown Part Tres... Murky golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Earthy, piney, evergreen bark aroma with additional toffee and caramel notes. Perfectly balanced flavor offers rich, caramel sweetness and citric hop bitterness. Medium-bodied and spritzy. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, and then bone-dry finish.
dchmela (2633) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy hopscotch. Bottle. Cloudy light amber pour with a thick white head. Big malty hoppy aroma. Nicely balanced malt and hops, nice easy drinking IPA. Finishes clean, tasty.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours a cloudy orange, with a tiny white head. Smells of musky hops, with a large malt presence. Seems to be alot of orange citrus in there too. The flavor has a bunch of juicy hops, more on the fruity side as the orange really blends with it nicely. Just a nice fruity little IPA. The hops were kept in check for the most part, but very drinkable indeed.
Edmoe (239) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale amber, Modest hop aroma with tangerines and soap. Body a little too thin. Hop character is modest. Would prefer more aggression.
jsquire (3436) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper color with a substantial foamy beige head. Grapefruit citrus hop nose with some buscuity notes. This is a very bitter beer, with lots of grapefruit rind and grass. There is enough malts to balance it out, but still a bitter beer. The long finish is dry and tends towards the raw grassy nop notes that I don’t perfer. Pretty standard IPA.
hayduke (3344) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a rich amber with haze, medium light yellow head, with moderate lacing. Big strong nose of floral, fruity, and piney hops, The complex aromas get this off to a great start. Mouthfeel is rich and smooth. Flavors mirror the hops, though not quite as powerful. Long bitter finish. Great IPA.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9-26-07 bottle. Nice hoppy aroma with a hint of a soapy smell. Great flavor and developed palate. Perfect match with pizza. A bit soapy in the taste as well but not drying at all. It was yummy! Orange amber color with decent long lasting head.