IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2009 Excellent true to character IPA. Slightly orange head, cloudy orange golden color. Smells of orange of pine. The 43 hops make this one incredibly rich. Tastes like a traditional IPA. Cheers!
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was another classic IPA and very good indeed with hints of citrus and malts and very easy to drink smooth as silk a nice frothy head and a classic look to it .CHEERS!
desurfer (1286) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, bright gold with a rocky off-white head. Aroma of mild citrusy hops. Flavor is rich but rather mild, with a thick, doughy malt bill offset by grapefruit, pine and peppery hops. Neither side of the equation dominates; this is a superbly drinkable, well-balanced beer, even if it is weak by the American IPA standard.
popdoggy (100) - USA - APR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When I saw the rating, I was shocked. This is rated rather low, but I enjoyed these.
Although the aroma was very weak, I thought that this was an excellent IPA, High in drinkability, and the hops were very apparent but not overbearing.
Hmm.... Oh well I liked this and will drink it again, and again, and then maybe again.
Oscbert (1242) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
~Pours a see through reddish orange colour with small head.
~ Nice bitter hop scent. Floral with some sweet notes.
~ Smooth bitter taste. small bite.
~Abrupt bitter finish.
~ Enjoyable IPA, seems a bit watered down. I look forward to a long lasting bitterness from an IPA and this seems to be lacking. Still very enjoyable.
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a bright copper/light orange with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, doughy yeast and faint sweet malty note. Flavor has a moderate bitter opening followed by a nice balance of clean malt flavors and bright citrus hoppyness. Finishes slightly dry with a bit of lemon peel. Moderate carbonation and light, but not watery, mouthfeel. A nice and tasty brew on the lighter side of the typical IPA.
DerWeg (1593) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2009 ** update rate ** anothe rbottle revealed the peachy tones and quite intereesting if subtle hop profile. Kinda fat but good. Uprate ** Surprisingly ordinary IPA for a West Coast legend. But good. Thin pour and light copper-orange hue, moderate fine head. Lots of hop bitter finish that is a bit one-dimensional, perhaps owing to hops shortage I mused? Good malt body. Citrusy flavors were good, I knocked this back in about five minutes at BeerBistro (at the cost of $2.00 / minute!!)
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a very good IPA. Pours out a coppery color with a small beige head. aroma was full of hops and grassy with a bit of sweetness to it. Flavor was very refreshing. It wasnt over the top with hops and had a nice lasting flavor to it. over all a very nice brew.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours golden with white head. Strong hop aroma. Nice hop taste, nice body. Good sessioning beer.
marcus (9148) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This orange ale poured with a thin beige head. It’s a typical IPA, with plenty of hop bitterness and aroma and a balancing malt presence. There is some carbonation and a bit of citrus in the finish.