robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 old rating:
6/3/7/3/14 - 3.3.
pours a semi-clear orange amber with a thin dirty-white head, and good lacing.
smells of light citrus, cherry wood, dry leaves, definite hops, and a little sugar.
tastes a crisp, bitter and sweet, some citrus, pine, and some caraeml, ends dry and nicely bitter.
Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Very good IPA. Had it while in San Fran on a trip, and it was one of the many beers I had that stuck out in my memory as very enjoyable.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really solid stuff! had this after the Wipeout IPA, so my tastebuds were numb but still could detect a good hop bite there. Nice piney smell as well
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
good stuff here bought a sixer in hudson, mn. was lit when i had it but it was tasty. nice and long finish on the ol’e palate smooth great ipa still got five left:)
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus and juicy malt aromas that are very faint for this style. The aroma gets a touch more floral as the beer warms up, but it’s still rather faint. Rich copper pour with a lasting 1/4" white head that leaves much lacing around the glass. Thick and smooth on the palate with a strong bitter hop bite, very nice. Flavor is considerably more bitter than I would have guessed based on the mild aromas. Hoppy and spicy, not too much citrus gets past the strong bitterness. Good malt profile, could be more prolific. Decent brew, not overly impressive but I found it to be enjoyable every time I’ve had it.
Dartagnan (13) - Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice traditional IPA. Strong hoppy flavor with a very light body and thin texture. Beautiful amber color. A great drink to have at the bar.
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nice amber color with medium white head and a lot of carbonation too. The aroma is very citrusy with hints of grass. Nice lacing on this one and a very sweet taste with a smooth finish. A great IPA.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
as far as IPAs go, this was pretty above average. Not great, but definitely better than most. Quite hoppy, but didn’t have the malt backbone one would expect. tasty, though.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, sparkling orange color with a small, fizzy-frothy, off-white head; a small layer sticks around an lacing is decent. Nose is nice with notes of tangerine, grass, and biscuit with hints at cinnamon. Flavor is simple; grass, tangerine, and light pine with pie crust malt tones backing. Palate is supportive to this IPA being, lively, medium, and somewhat viscous. Finishes with the more-than-moderate bitterness coming out fully, with lingering tangerine and a some herbal notes. Not a bad IPA; straight forward with nice flavors and balance. Lacks any "wow" qualities and somewhat simple without the extreme bitterness of certain IPA’s, but solid in every facet.
67F100 (32) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Very minimal head. Dusky, dull amber-orange. Faintly sweet citrus and floral aroma. Mild fruity-sweet taste, bitter and a bit dry on the back end. Decent but neither outstanding or memorable.