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 (6289) - 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 (2258) - 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.
fauskie (11) - USA - JAN 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really liked this beer a lot! The aroma was citrusy, yet piney at the same time. Nice bronze color to the beer and poured me a thinner than expected head. The taste was surprisingly refreshing and the citrus aroma actually translated to a citrus taste from the hops. Finish was very crisp, I enjoyed this beer thoroughly..........
JohnCoyne (73) - Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice wet citrus smell balanced by a malt undertone. A nice orange to copper tone in the glass, topped by a thick khaki colored head. Abnormaly malty flavor for an IPA but not bad. Citrus followed closely by sweet malt and a slight bitterness at the end. Clean mouthfeel. With a 60/40 ration of hops to malt this is an interesting flavor for an IPA but lacking that sharp grapefruit bite due to the heavy malt presence.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper-orange pour with a small frothy white head. Wet fresh citrus and pine aroma. Nice citrus hop flavor upfront fading to a sweet malt and pine finish. Surprisingly clean finish for a strong IPA too. It almost has a slight lager like character in the finish. Medium body with soft but plentiful carbonation.
paulsutter (8) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m an IPA fan and this is an excellent example (at least on my palate). I had it in a bottle, cold, and accompanied by spicy food (a perfect balance to the citrus, sweet and bitterness of IPAs).
I found it to be similar in malt sweetness and hop bitterness to Boulder Brewing Co.’s Mojo IPA, and Sierra Nevadas’ excellent Fresh Hop Harvest Ale.
It has a nice piney and citrusy hop aroma. A distinct yet subtle maltines, followed by a not-to-harsh fresh hop bitterness and grapefruitiness. It finishes with a sweet + bitter taste that wow’ed me. One of my TOP 10 for sure (and I’ve tried hundreds).
mansquito (4480) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off-white head and an orange/amber body. Piny hops aroma. Really aggressive hop flavor right at the front. Little bit of astringency. Nice finish that goes off on the sweet side.