nickd717 (4165) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Nut House in Palo Alto. Pretty solid showing if nothing spectacular. Golden-amber appearance with white head. Piney aroma. Piney hop flavors are there, along with sweet malt and good bitterness. Medium palate. Nothing special but a nice west coast IPA overall.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden and red with mild head. flavor lacks on the malt balance, with some strong hop bitterness, lacking somewhat on the the hop flavor profile. disappointing for a west coast ipa
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good IPA, on draught at Plan B, starting to really like this brewer and the IPA doesnt dissapoint. coppery color, almost caramel, not very hazy with an off white head that clings for awhile. typical IPA flavor of pine and citrus with just the right kick, hoppy finish that asks poitely for another mouthful.
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper in color with a good sized white head. Aroma is of pine and citrus. Taste is of hops, caramel and toffee.
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a nice rich copper color with a big fluffy white head that dissipated rather slowly. The aroma was of fresh hops; citrusy with touch of pine. The flavor starts with a bit of malt up front then the hop takes over a provides great balance. The mouthfeel is very nice. The drinkability of this one is very high as the relatively low abv makes it one easy drinker.
Tanker12 (173) - USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a good, refreshing brew but the hop profile makes it fee more like an American Pale Ale and not an IPA
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewed in the USA........ Pours a copper color with some mild carbonation and a very thin white head. Aroma of spices, hops and grapefruit. Taste is of citrus, pine needles and caramel. The mouthfeel is refreshing, but i wish it were alittle more hoppy. Overall, This was a pleasant pale ale and i would like to drink another.
larsniclas (6690) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottled from Fish and beer, Copenhagen.]
Deep amber with a creamy, tan head.
Soft, grassy, smooth, hoppy aroma and flavour with light toffee.
Slightly vinous with a dry, medium bitterness.
3lewsers (2) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Good beer. Lacks a real hoppy punch, but a nice beer to have around. Pours a pretty small head.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2014 Re-Rate 11/19/2014, original rate 1/7/2009: Definitely better than my original rating. Nice, clear gold pour with a 1 finger, creamy to soapy white head. Flavor and aroma wise it’s actually a decently well rounded IPA with some decent pine, citrus and cereal grain notes. Light to medium body, kinda syrupy. Original rating: Pours a cloudy dark amber with a 2 finger buttery tan head that lasts long enough for me to research infected beers and come back to it. The atricle on infected beer said that the giant greeinsh tan chunks that are in this beer may be only precipitated proteins, but damn do they look nasty, I mean they are huge, I am used to getting occasional yeast floaties but these look like someone threw cornflakes in the beer, I am a little apprehensive but as the aroma seems normal if not a bit weak for an IPA I will soldier on. Aroma is sweet caramel, honey, a little toast, some citrus and some pine hops really weak though. Flavor is.....here it goes not turning back now...strange and weak fo an IPA. Not really in a oh my god I am drinking giant bacteria colonies kinda way...more of a really weak take on the IPA style kinda way. Caramel and toffee in the begining, then a little citrus and pine, some straw in there too. It actually seems like it may be a well rounded beer if it were doubled, good thing Maximus is up next...hope it looks better! Body is thin and somewhat under carbonated.