XCKC (13) - Tigard, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2006
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Taken from the website: "Made with 43 different hops and 65 various malts"
There is nothing significant about this beer. And I am confused becuase Ive heard more impressive work from this brewer.
The color is an umimpressive weak copper with yellow hue.
It doesnt stand a chance among any other IPA, nor any other brew.
The hops are apparent, gave it a slight pine citrus taste.
I actually suggest going to the website to read what the brewer says about the beer. Its just as confusing to me as the people who continue to buy it are.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2007 pours a dark copper with a one finger white head and small sediment. head does not last to long though but has some small lacing. strong hop smell with some orange and grapefruit. smooth hop taste with some orange peel. not to bad, very nice and smooth all around session ipa.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Aroma: Citrusy hops with a bit of lemon and orange, Medium malt sweetness with some light graininess and a bit of caramel. A light touch of green apple. Appearance: Light copper in color and clear. Off-white head was full and rocky with nice retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Semi-sweet malt up front with a touch of caramel. Big grapefruit and some pine resin, followed by another hit of malt that leads into the finish. Medium-high bitterness is well balanced and refreshing. Palate: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Overall: A great IPA that I wish I could find closer to home.
jrob21 (2705) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice to see these brews make it Atlanta. Pours a nice copper color. Smells and tastes of big apple and grape. Well balanced with a slight and pleasant bitter bite.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(07.23.06) 12 oz brown bottle from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. Hoppy aroma. Poured clear copper with small white head. Soft carbonation. Light-to-medium bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness and hoppy flavor. Finished dry with light hop bitterness. Well-balanced with edge toward hoppiness. A refreshing drinkable hoppy beer.
Homerlikebeer (36) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My hometown brewery, I work a 5minute walk from brewery where on Thursday afternoons at 4:20 they have parties open to the public w/$2 beers.One of my fav IPAs and beers overall.
jcwattsrugger (11278) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF-on tap-pours an offwhite head with orange/gold color. Taste is balanced hops with a bite and medium malt-sweet.
Ibrew2or3 (7158) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Clear golden color with light red hue. Thin white head. Nice malt and pine hop aroma. Nearly balanced mix of malts and hops. Some mild caramel malts give way to piney hop bitterness that run up the flavor. This beer isn’t too hoppy but just about right for a standard IPA.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour was amber gold, lots of foamy off white head. Nose was hops, lemon citrus pine grapefruit. Lots of floral and pine meddles into some grounding malts, finish is hops, grapefruit, very juicy, Very nice IPA. Thanks to my new friend Mark from liqouroutletwine cellars.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Totally thought I had rated this....then went to check my ratings and shockingly saw I haden’t. One of my favorite IPAs. Wonderful flower and pine notes that folds into that great malty taste. End with grapefruit and other citrus. Very nice. I think I’ll have another sip.