CheersBabe (62) - USA - AUG 24, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
this does not drink like an IPA. i had it out of a bottle, and it tasted sweet and sugary, with a strong grapefruit flavor. it tastes much more like linenkugel’s sunset wheat than a normal pale ale. in fact, it tastes it tastes a lot like lemon-lime soda. however, it does have a decent aroma, but the aroma does not match an IPA. i bought this beer expecting an IPA and i was very disappointed.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this while on vacation in CA. A wonderful beer to have on tap at so many "regular" places. Though a relatively simply mix of hops and malt, still so much more to this beer than what one usually finds when out at a family resteraunt.
omhper (23423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2008 Bottled at Ørsted Ølbar, Copenhagen. Clear amber,small head. Aroma of grapefruit. Lots of caramelly malt, more so than hops. Above medium bodied with good levels of bitterness.
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange, with a two-finger head. Aroma of citrus hops and a bit of malt. The flavor is assertively hoppy, though well-balanced with malts. Bready aftertaste, and very bitter. Solid, but there are many better IPAs out there.
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on Tap@hill tavern. Dark red color, beige head, aroma is hoppy, roasted malt and caramel, flavor is refreshing and some note of hop and fruit. Mouthdeel is bitter.
lightning9191 (82) - Christiansburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a huge hop beer. Almost over the top. The nose seems to be mostly Cascades with some other hops rounding it out. The flavor is big hoppy, but there is some maltiness to help balance it out. I’m not sure if I could drink more than one of these at a time due to the hoppiness.
blipp (8162) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours copper orange with a beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel and apricot, as well as grass and pine. Flavor is also sweet with grapefruit, caramel, and grass. Finish is long and bitter.
cryfreedmb (113) - Ocean, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small disappearing head. Aroma of hops and citrus. Nice flavor. More mild then what I was expecting. Hop bite lingers a bit on the tongue. Balanced with caramel and malt. Good brew. Very drinkable.
hiphop (84) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge head. This is quite a fruity IPA, from the aroma of citrus and berries, to the strawberry color, to the abundant flavors of strawberries, cherries - quite unique and odd to the style - moderate hops and a strong, biscuit-like malt backbone for the fruit flavors to play off of
Svesse (7847) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Ölbaren, Copenhagen, 26 July 2008) Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of caramel, orange and toasted grain. Malty, fruity taste with grain, caramel, orange and citrussy hops in a balanced finish. Nicely balanced IPA. Good beer.