mar (5041) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber almost orange pour with no head just some froth. hops, hops and more hops on the nose. nice fresh hop taste with a bit of bitterness that fits quite well.
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very grassy aroma, a little caramel and tobacco. Hazy copper colour, small white head. The flavour is quite hoppy, caramelly, with a rough bitterness. Not a bad beer, but rather rough, I think.
stoutchap (421) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really decent IPA. Pours a coppery color with a small off-white head. A mix of citrus and floral hops in the nose. Nice mouthfeel - solid. Nice flavor profile - with a variety of hops notes. A little malt in the finish. Very drinkable.
Beerdedone (3003) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pourscopperwith a off-white one finger head. Aroma of floraland piney hops, light caramel, and malty sweetmess. Fairly balanced flavor of pine, grapefruit, caramel malts, with a light bitterness and a dry hop finish.
drpimento (2532) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great IPA! Poured with a big frothy, foamy, textured head and some lace. Very nice slightly spicy aroma with a hint of earthiness. Ditto the flavor. Very clear dark amber color. Head lasts for a while. Very long hoppy finish. Not a citrusy hop character. This is the way I prefer it. This just rearrived at the Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a nice crème head that falls but leaves lots of lace. The nose is that intense piney perfume. Flavor is hoppy, but a bit of a tart edge hits me and I can’t say I like it that much. As I dwell on it, it seems almost wood like. Interesting? Yes. My favorite? No. Feel has a slightly higher level of carbonation to it that gives a bit of a bite and the liquid is well bodied. Overall this is a nice IPA, but that slightly woody tart thing that is going on kind of knocks it down a bit in my book.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. Pours light, clear orange with a fluffy white head. Aroma is citrusy though light, tangerines and oranges. Taste is smooth, balanced, lightly bitter. Highly drinkable though not incredibly flavorful or unique.
blutt59 (6264) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 0z. bottle in pint glass, this has become my standby IPA since it has become so readily available. big hoppy flavor, lots of citrus and floral , pours a nice head with good lacing, a really nice everday IPA
acepod8 (4) - Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great beer. Nice golden color. Grapefruit taste / smell. Very good, lots of hops! No Stone IPA or Ruination. I would drink this all days of the week.
illidurit (2245) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a generic pint glass. Coppery gold color with a fluffy white 1.5 finger head. Quite attractive so far.
Aromas of pine and grapefruit, that’s about it.
Flavors of grapefruit and pine, that’s about it. Lacks a detectable malt presence and consequently tastes one-dimensionally bitter.
Appropriately medium body and carbonation are this beer’s strongest point.
The mouthfeel drags the drinkability to a bit above average, but I can’t say I want to go get another one.
Run of the mill, in my opinion.