bhensonb (10689) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of citrus, undertone of evergreen. Ripe apricot color with virtually no head. Starts with malt supported by piney hop. Arguably some citrus hop. Medium mouthfeel. Finish is rough malt balanced by hop bitter. Dry finish. It floats my boat.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange amber with a nice white head. Aromas of Citrus and Pine. Flavors of a fair amount of hops. Good IPA.
undsioux7 (793) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. From memory so I don’t have any description. It was a nice solid IPA though and i would try it again. Citrusy and floral but pretty balanced I think.
AvantAle (50) - Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thick, frothy, cream colored head with stunning lacing. Smells of citrus, oak and hoppy malties, not over the top, but pleasant none the less. Smokey, tart, malt, hops, pine combine well for flavor. The carbonation was strong, with a tart feel and a dry finish.
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2009 Orange-copper with good, creamy off-white head / Dry hop, citrus, and caramel nose / Medium body, sweet and somewhat malty, with very good, slightly biting finish / Flavors of burnt sugar, bread, pineapple, and pine / Very nice, in a fuller style.
SSSteve (3719) - - FEB 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
orange/amber with a medium sized off-white sudsy head. typical hoppy american ipa aroma. flavor is nicely hopped. finishes with a sweet bready malt. relatively standard, but nice. not overly bitter like some.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle- color of bright amber, with a froth white head - nose of tar , resin , hopps , malt balanced , and slightly perfumey floral – taste of bright , tar , resin , hopps , grapefruit , and malt - body resiny harsh, and mildly carbonated– aftertaste of resin , tar , grapefruit , and hopps
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a nice copper color....herbal piney aroma...nice smooth flavor, definitely like most west coast IPAs with its pine and citrus based hop flavors...however, not nearly as potent as many west coast IPAs...i guess you could call this a good session IPA.
jmikolich (1427) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper color, from a 12oz bottle, off white head. good citrus taste, however almost a malty mid taste as noticed by others, not really enough citrus puch for me, hence the lower rating, a good beer, but a little too much malt for a higher rating
oakbluff (413) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a standard pint glass. Appearance is the usual IPA colour, with lots and lots o’ floaties in it. I should have been a little more careful with the pour, but no matter. Good offwhite head retention. Has that typical, but damn tasty west coast citrus/pine punch. I found the finish to be a little too astringent for my tastes. Good malts, medium body with oily hops helping it slide down the pipe. Overall a really solid west coast IPA. I bet this would be a damn fine session brew fresh on tap.