cheap (4566) - 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 (912) - 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 (10191) - 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.
USCMustangman (41) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a golden brown with a white head that dissipates pretty quickly but leaves a nice lace on the glass. Aroma of hops and citrus. Nice flavor, somewhat in between a pale ale and IPA in hop strength. Probably one of my more favorite IPAs.
after4ever (6686) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. Pours a crystal-clear rubied medium amber with towering white bubbles that fall to film and spotty lace within a minute or so. Smells pretty good--gentle citurs, kinda orangey. Light body and carb make for a pretty mild attack; it picks up some bitter resin and maybe even a dab of pine for the finish. I had myself worked up into expecting more of a sueprstar based on the Maximus, but this is a tasty little sessionable-ish IPA.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid IPA. More balance than many. Not as strongly hopped as some, so make of that what you will. Nice citrus tart flavor in there. Have had better, but this is very enjoyable,