sloth (2468) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Large offwhite head, excellent retention. Lacing is coating and webby. Clear copper color. Nose is a bit grassy, piney and a hint citrusy. Medium bodied, crisp on the palate. Dry maltiness, biscuity with inky, piney hop flavors balancing the malts out. Medium acidity and a touch resiny. Finish is dry, a touch fruity with a clean hop bite. An easy drinkin IPA. Solid. Props to jake65 for the bomber!
BREWMUSKCLES (2226) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE SAYS I BEST. WONDERFUL MALTY SWEETNESS, GENUINE, AND PACKED FULL OF FLAVOR. GREAT MOUTHFEEL NOT THICK OR THIN. A MASSIVE HOP ASSAULT. ALL THE SPOILS OF A WONDERFUL BEER WAR. TREAT YOURSELF.
MagooinPA (100) - Warminster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz pour. Big white fluffy head, nice golden to orange color but...tons of sediment/hops floaters, even with a carefull pour. Not real attractive. As the beer judge would say, a moonscape on the bottom equals carelessness at the top. The 2.9 is from the 1 for "Appearance."
ABUSEDGOAT (2360) - California, USA - MAR 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly darker amber with a moderately large head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is PNW hops, I got Amarillo here mostly, probably Cascade, and also the usual caramel. Flavor brings this and focuses heavily on bitterness instead of hop flavor, which I didnít like. The aroma was about a 7.5/10 and the flavor was a 6.5/10 so I gave them each 7s. An enjoyable IPA, but there was nothing special here.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Gold Color with White Skin. Caramel Malt Aroma. Sweet Creamy Mouthfeel... Initial Notes of Caramel, Light Citrus and Then Drying Hops....Finishing with a Clean Dry Notation. Nice Balanced IPA
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured amber with an creamy white head. There were big hop aromas on the pour. I could smell citrus, spices and orange. The taste is big hops with a hint of malt. Pretty good balance for an IPA.
jcr (2198) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good IPA because of its hop balance. Amber with off-whtie head. Large hop aroma of grapefruit, orange and flowers. Flavor is mostly bitter with a small sweet malt backbone ó just enough to offset the bitterness. The bitterness carries through to the long finish. Medium body. Smmoth texture. Somewhat astringent.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
By far Lagunitas most popular brew. Its very nice, pours smooth and dark brown with a nice thick head. Mouthfeel is excellent and prepares you for great flavoring based on good bitters and spices. Highly recommended.
troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. This is not bad, but there is also nothing to recommend it. On the pour it looks like a glass of apple juice. It even smells somewhat like it. The aroma is a combination of orange, apple, and grain. It is less flavorful than many India Pale Aleís. The taste tends more toward orange than grapefruit, with a slight hint of apple and lightly roasted grains. The disturbing part of the experience was the small bits of sediment floating everywhere. I canít say I have seen that in an IPA, to date. Most of the bits didnít settle, either.
This accompanied the wifeís dinner omelets. It would have been a good match if the beer was only slightly better.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange color with a small head. Aroma of pine, citrus and caramel. Spare lacing. Taste is the same. Good malt backbone. Bitter finish. Light body. (Hop) oily texture. Certainly not as bad as Iíve heard. (from somewhere)