Suttree (5423) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish copper, thin tan head. Big floral hop aroma, with just a touch of caramel. Clean, crisp woody hops dominate, with a vague malt profile. Peppery finish. Tasty, easy drinking stuff.
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber, small white head. Smells of toast and hops. This is a sweet IPA, and the hops are very nicely blended in with the toasted bread flavor. It has just enough feel to it - itís not heavy and itís easy to quaff, yet itís not watery.
Ron (2906) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flour City Brewfest í06í. This was the best IPA of the night. Amber in color. Some sweetness to the body and the hops do not overwhelm. Iím still not an IPA fan though.
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Via secret santa Summer 2006. The beer pours to a nice glowing red body with a thin white head. The aroma is earthy with grapefruit and caramel malts. The flavor is earthy and grapefruit hops and caramel malts. Sweet. Definitely a hoppy "red". Toasty on the finish. The palate is medium-light bodied and lightly resiny. The beer is warming on the throat. Pretty good, but not a whole lot here.
Pailhead (5442) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Rudolph via Secret Santa. Outstanding aroma of fresh cascade hops. Loaded with citrus and just a hint of caramel. Pours a transparent amber with a moderate off-white head with an orange tint that lasts about a minute. Flavor starts rather sweet and has lots of caramel throughout. Moderate sweet citrus up front but only light citrus hops in the finish. With all the hops in the aroma, I really expected much more hops in the flavor. Tastey, but could use more hops for balance. Comes across more like an APA than an IPA.
jercraigs (8334) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber brown body, small beige head. Resiny hopy aroma. Moderate bitter hop resins over sweeter caramel malt. Average palate. Quite pleasant but a bit mild for something with such a big name!
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 18, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice reddish-brown color, head is so-so. Has a really great piney hop aroma. Also has a very fruity citrusy taste. Gotta love those Cascade hops! Has a nice bitterness. Really good, refreshing on a hot summer night.
GregClow (2957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of HogTownHarry. Deep reddish-amber with a small white head. Definately a lot of resiny Cascade hops in the aroma, and not much else - but thatís OK, ícause the hops smell so damn good. Flavour is hoppy as well, but develops more balance as it warms, with some nice caramelly malt coming through in the finish to compliment the pine and citrus notes. Quite a nice IPA - verging on an APA, really. Thanks, Harry!
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Amber pourwith an off white head. Resiny pine nose, some grapefruit. Nice balance of hops and malts in the flavor, can it be bittersweet? Yes, it can! Bitter, sweet malt and pink grapefruit flavors dominate, with a light caramel in the background. More citrus in the finish, very nice!
OldGrowth (2865) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Julioís. Great nose, sweet. Pine & citrus, orangy, toffee. Clean reddish orange, Small head, faded to a ring, Ok lacing. Bittersweet flavor, like aroma but grapefruit kicks in strong to dominate. Medium body, creamy sticky mouthfeel, bitter finish. Went down quick