mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
POurs a hazy orange with a small white head. Smells of some floral citrus and hops. Not a huge hop presence, but its there. Some grapefruit too. The taste is semi-mild, kind of a sweet hoppiness to it. Some cinnamon and other spices show up. Some grapefruit citrus arrives from the hops. Nicely balanced and fairly easy to drink. Nice job on this beer. Kind of a fruitier IPA.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Dan Journal #18. Tasted 5/30/07. 22oz bomber. Hazy with a dark golden amber hue. Minimal head. Toasty caramel malt aromas. Pine and maple aromas. Toasty bready malts. Dry and bitter. Nice piney hop profile. Good!
dmac (4217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Is this bottle conditioned? I sure hope so because mine poured a clear orangey/amber color with a TON of floaties that resembled sour milk poured into hot tea, and a nice size frothy white head. Well I darnk it anyway despite the floaties, please let it have been yeast. Aroma started off with a nice big whiff of citrus hops and then turned over to sweet caramel malt with the hops taking the back seat. Flavor was dominated by sweet malt with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Nothing special here, nice but not that memorable.
cheap (4210) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2007
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 On tap at the Bocktown. Looks like the typical ubiquitous pale yellow American lager. Thin white head made of smaller creamy bubbles. Just a small amount of floral hop aroma. Again, just barely. Has an earthy hint to the taste and then the hops hit pretty hard. Decent carbonation. Lets chew on some grapefruit rinds. Another sip causes the bitterness to build but it is not tremendously offensive. Finish is long lasting medicinal bitterness on the back of your throat, typical IPA finish. Somebody give me a Old Heathen to wash this down with. I have yet to adjust to the IPA style.
haggis03a3 (164) - Piedmont, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 Re-Rate - out of fairness this bottle is much fresher than the last I tasted. Orange/amber color - little hazy. Aroma - lots of grapefruit, floral and malty. The lots of hops are balanced with malt. Decent palate. Good overall IPA.
tangentrider (144) - Alabama, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange IPA, a bit cloudy upon pouring but clear, a minimal head, very bitter, light sweetness, average carbonation,
rshah16 (39) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
good ipa, not great. smells like grapefruit, hops and grass. a little sweet, with a tart, hoppy finish.
CelticBrew (868) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nice amber, aroma of grapefruits, light malts and hops, linge of grassey pines. Formed medium foamy head. My mouth is watering. Initial impression is heaven. Simply a wonderful IPA beer. Easily sessionable. Wish I had a kegger of it.
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice orange-golden color and a nice. creamy head. The aroma has some spicy hops, grass and resin. The flavour is sweetish, fruity with notes of flower and caramel, grass, resin and a rather tart grapefruit, that continues in the finish. 2252
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Palmer Place in LaGrange IL. I thought this was a well done IPA. But I’ve had better examples of this style, so I didn’t go crazy with the ratings. I’d prefer a Bell’s Two Hearted or a Three Floyds Alpha King over this beer.