wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Ithaca Beer Company in NY. Amber colored, medium beige head. Aroma is hoppy, floral, and caramel. Flavor is toasted malts, grapefruit, caramel. delicious.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Premier Gourmet - Pours a clear amber color with a large off white head which lasted awhile. Aroma is floral and pine hops. Flavor is fruity esters and lightly sweetened malt. Medium body. A decent IPA.
tomthompson89 (1862) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Why r people hating on this beer so much, i thought it was very nice, copper color small head, big citrus and pine hop. flavor follows suit with a decent malt finishi think this is a nice good sessionable beer.
Slipstream (1924) - USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich brass color with a hippy-trippy label. Big head and full lacing on the glass. Hoppy aroma with notes of herbs and spruce. This has a full pine flavor - are those needles in my glass? - but with good malt backing. There is something a little odd in there too - some herbal/spice flavor and a resin-like aftertaste. I don’t know about flower power, but this IPA has hop power, and at 8% ABV, some alcohol power too. Another good brew from Ithaca.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Aroma, floral and grassy hops, some herbal notes, pale malts. Flavor, floral and citrus, pale malts, some herbal notes in there as well.
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I felt this was a very good IPA. It sat on the palate great. Smooth and balanced through out. I hope to have it again soon so that I can examine it more closely.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from hopdog! Thanks buddy! Aroma of floral hops, some sweet malt, light citrus, and some honey. Might be a little oxidized, as it doesn’t seem to be as zesty as others say it is. Pours a nice orange with brown hues. Head settles to a thin ring. Caramel and honey give this one a good deal of sweetness. It is followed by a floral hop character that isn’t around long. Malt overpowers the hops, but the beer becomes pretty fruity with a tangy floral/herbal finish. Very drinkable at 8%. I found it rather quenching too. I would like to try this one again to see if I can find a bottle that tastes like "that stuff" that others say it tastes like. Wait...
After the sip lingers for a while, I get a definite herbal "herbal" quality! I bet this is real nice on tap.
blklab2007 (1860) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2010 bottle poured a copper red color with a one finger head that fell to a thin layer. aroma has wonderful sweet citrus hops, pine, honey, pollen, and caramel malt. highly addictive candy hop aromas. mouth feel is a little light with just enough carbonation to get it across. flavor has plenty of resinous pine citrus hop up against a fairly hefty sweetness. just enough malt to not be one sided. finish is a little washed out with bitterness loosing the flavors. very enjoyable and caught me by surprise.
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours clear orange with a big sticky, lacy with head. the hops offer moderate pine and resinous flavors. the palate is a little too sweet. its a pleasant honey like sweetness but makes he beer less sessionable then it could be. good flavors all around but could use a little balance.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad IPA, pretty average but drinkable & enjoyable, especially compared to the rest of the sampler box I purchased, poured a beautiful copper color with a decent off-white head, left a generous amount of lacing around the glass, aroma was full of hops, citrus & yeast, body was medium & crisp, the flavor sported a nice amount of hops & bitterness with subtle hints of citrus, bread & grass, the finish & aftertaste were pleasant with a nice crispness & bitterness, definitely the best of the four I tried from their sampler box