kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2007 22 oz bomber from local grocery. Reddish Amber. Hoppy citrus aroma. The taste is fair but more hoppy than I like. Way too much bitter astringant aftertaste.**************
6/28/2007 rerate-11 months after original rating which was 8/3/6/3/11=3.1******
22 oz bottle via Roth’s. Pours a semi-clear amber with an average sized head. Nose is lemon, orange and floral hops. Taste the same with some grapefruit and pine in the finish/aftertaste. Body is medium. Carbonation average. An above average IPA.
blackmurder (226) - sadf, Hawaii, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 I like how IPAs rest in my mouth. Aroma is of heavy grapefruit, hops, and irish ale yeast. Flavor is a bit strong but grapefruit, lemon, and some tangerine can be tasted. It looks like any other IPA really. Pretty decent, but nothing amazing.
greenhorn1 (803) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a nice red amber with a decent head with tons of lacing. You can smell the strong hops aroma when you pour it into a glass. There is a nice balance of carmel malt and hops, but I like my IPA’s with more of a bite. Citrus and pine linger on the palate. Overall: not bad, not great.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Yardhouse in Pasadena, CA. Amber with reddish highlites suporting a 2 finger off-white head. Herbal, citrusy aroma with plenty of hops bouncing about. More of the same in the flavor - the hop profile is quite high and slightly over the top in relation to the malt but still not particularly aggressive. Mildly carbonated and short, bitter finish with a touch of grapefruit. 43 hop varieties?? Not so sure what that’s all about aside from marketing but the brew itself is a decent IPA.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUL 18, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poures amber/gold with thin white head and mostly aromas of carmel. Low hop bitterness with a citrus hop finish. Overall an alright beer, but more of a strong pale than an IPA.
Juelze (1137) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber color with thin white head. Nice lacing. Has a "earthy" hop aroma, not as clean and fresh as some IPAs. Flavor is very citrusy and also has quite a malt (caramel) background. Has a bitter finish. Solid IPA but nowhere near Smuttynose or Tyranena.
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is hops with a little caramel malt note.Amber in color with a small orange-tinged head. Very nice hop flavor with medium bitterness and some citrsy notes; aftertaste is slighlty bitter.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ontap at The Map Room. Standard IPA hop notes with pine asserting itself over the citrus attributes. Has a nice lingering bitterness that qualifies this for a nice session IPA.
BuckeyeBoy (2611) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap. Pours out a nice amber with a Tall off white head. very nice aroma of hops.
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flowery hop aroma, would prefer a bit stronger though. Nice flavor though, very complex, hits bitter,l then has a pine, flower, caramely finish. A little overcarbonated for my tastes. Poured a nice orangish amber, with a nice head, and good lacing.