KUEric (904) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: has a nice malt profile and some delicious hops. A very good and flavorful beer. Glad to here that my first Il Vicino was very good.
adrian910ss (2446) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange amber color with a small white head. Faint aroma of tangerine and wet spring grass. Taste is slightly sweet with hints of tangerine, caramel and light hops. Average at best.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled in May. Pours a mostly clear, orangey, amber color with a less then moderate, creamy, and off-white head; settles quickly leaving a small amount and minimal lacing. Nose is fair and faint; notes of tangerine, grass, biscuits, and caramel. Flavor is much of the same; starts with tangerine and light caramel sweetness with a grassy, slightly dry, moderate bitterness following and a touch of biscuits. Palate is soft to lively, a bit watery, and medium light. Finishes with the grassy bitterness lingering for a fair amount of time. Not a bad IPA but somewhat lacking in character or interesting qualities. Simple and more like an APA than IPA.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the CO springs Il Vicino location. Hoppy aroma with a slightly sweet tinge. Faint hop taste and highly carbonated. Quickly finished since this was an unpleasant restaurant to enjoy a beer.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to BeerandBlues2 for this brew--which I greatly enjoyed. The pour was a nice hazy orange and brown color, Aroma is a great hoppy aroma that doesn’t overpower you with cloying sweet smells that you get from many IIPA’s. The palate is so nice--perfect carbonation and very smooth. Great balanced flavor right off the bat. Easy to drink and the perfect amount of bitterness and caramel/biscuit flavors make this really enjoyable. I won’t soon forget this one...
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very malty with some good hops in the aroma.Pours an orange color with a little white head.Good balance of hops and malt in the flavor.Medium to full mouthfeel with some bitter hops in the finish.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is hazy amber with a thin off white head...smell is piney...taste is slightly sweet up front with a strong bitter finish...
fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Brewery. An excellent IPA for sipping on while getting a tour of the brewery (Thanks Jeff). Nice amber color with not a lot of head. Lots of hoppy citrus aroma and more in the flavor. Very hoppy and pretty smooth in the finish considering all the hop bitterness in there. Very good.
sloth (2691) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small offwhite head thats lasting with little lace. Lightly hazy gold hue with an orange glow. Light citrus nose with mild caramel notes. Body is medium, clean palate. Light fruit flavors, citrus, tangerine and caramel. Finish is lightly sweet and fruity. Thanks to goldtwins for the trade.
eaglefan538 (2968) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled by Bristol Brewing. Opportunity courtesy of the generous Mr. Bert. Light orange/amber color, nice initial head, good retention. Lacing was nil. Caramel was dominating in the aroma. Flavor was caramel, spices, slightly sweet, too sweet? Average mouthfeel, significant carbonation, slightly astringent, and a little sticky all at the same time. I don’t like when caramel takes over my IPAs, and this had a sweetness added to it that was undesirable.