BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 TAP: at Stub & Herb’s, 2.22.09. Clear orange pour, mild head, pine hop aroma, well-balanced, slightly dry on the finish but not bitter. Outstanding flavor, and a good malt backbone.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper with a slightly off white head. Lots of citrus and floral hops in the aroma. Taste is very much on the hoppy side, with citrus/grapefruit qualities balanced with light caramel maltiness. Nice crisp bite in the palate and a lingering, bitter finish.
Nebulor (109) - , California, USA - FEB 20, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice crisp hop aroma of pine and pine needles.
Poured a clear light iced tea color with a copper hue. Frothy white head with some action and no sediment, this was a twist off bomber.
Great complexity of flavors including pine and pine needles and maybe some tangerine. The malts are blended within and have hints of caramel and maybe grain (barley).
Medium bodied, very resinous, with lively yet soft carbonation.
Great blend of hops, says 43 different hops on the bottle. As a courtesy I think they should have a born on date since this bomber had a twist off cap, they do not keep the freshness as long as the solid sealed caps.
MoritzF (9423) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(35.5cl bottle) Slightly hazy, amber colour with a short off-white foamy head. Sweet cara-malty and slightly toasted aroma with biscuits and a delicate hoppy touch with lemon-fruity and slightly woody notes. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied with a smooth carbonation. Aromatic and complex malt-character with notes of biscuits, caramel, licorice and subtle fruity and woody hoppy accents. Almost dry, malty finish with a good bitterness-sweetness ratio and light to moderate but aromatic hops (18.II.09).
Beerman6686 (6325) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a nice copper color with a big fluffy white head. Aroma was bittering hops and some mlatiness as well. Flavor was some what bitter, but not much of hop flavor, but sweet malts instead. Not a bad beer, but not too great for an IPA
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orange color with a nice white head. Nose of floral hops, pine and citrus. The taste was nice grapefruit, hops and some caramel - a solid IPA.
BiddleBrau (1163) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amber with nice tight head. Citrus nose with slight malt notes. Well balanced hop and malt, mainly hoppy but malt is right there maintaining a balance. Palate is full and creamy. Nice brew.
jwager (15) - Cary, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great beer! This brewery knows its stuff. The flavors of this beer jump out at you. I find myself truly enjoying every sip. About a quarter inch of head after the pour which stayed until the first sip a few minutes later. The hops were very rich . Overall this is one of my favorite beers and breweries.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased a single 12-oz bottle at Cellars Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a semi-clear, copper-amber brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of both pine and citrus zest, a hint of caramel and some light spice. Taste is medium bodied, some citrus zest, a hint of grapefruit and caramel malt. Finish is slightly metallic, with a short lived, mild bitterness.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours amber/light orange color with off white head. Aroma is malt and some citrus. Must not be fresh. Flavor is more of the same as the aroma. Overall just an ok ipa.