jrhammonds (29) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful orange/amber pour with a nice thin white head. Aroma isn’t much to write home about--some citrus hops, but faint. Flavor is exceptionally smooth, balanced, and mild. I was expecting more pronounced hops throughout. Malt is nice--but very simple. Finish is not as bitter as most IPAs. Overall, quite drinkable and smooth, but not an IPA exemplar.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a light amber color with a thin soapy head. Mild grapefruit hop aroma. Palate not very lively. Decent grapefruit hop kick to start with a little tingling hop finish. The hop character overall could be cleaner, but not a bad brew at all.
DialSquare (3665) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly typical but good IPA. fruit and hops aroma. roasted malt taste. long dry bitter finish. K - 5.5
bryandhargrave (165) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
how can something be a unique version of an ancient style when the style of IPA isnt ancient. thats what i want to know. good beer, bad commercial deScription. when i think of ancient i think of myans.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange-amber color with a small off-white head that recedes to a speckled, thin film. Spotty lacing. Moderate carbonation is apparent. The aroma is a very nice blend of citrus and herbal hops. Orange, grapefruit, and fresh cut grass come together well in the nose. The flavor has a toffee malt base, with a fresh and crisp grassy hop kick. There is also a little bit of a buttery flavor in the background, which is nice. This beer is very smooth and drinkable, but the hops let you know that they are there. Medium bodied with a that has just a hint of stickiness to it. Very good session IPA.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear light copper with a one finger off-white head that lasts leaving good lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, pine hops, and fresh malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium full mouthfeel and well balanced bitterness. A well balanced and tasty IPA.
jkoch (47) - USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
43 different hops and 65 various malts? Maybe this is a joke that I’m not getting, but this tastes like a pretty typical IPA to me - not that that’s a bad thing. Pours a nice deep copper with a khaki head. Very nice looking beer. Aroma is piney/resiney hops. Taste is a bit of malty sweetness, and then the piney and citrus hops. Nice bitter finish. Very drinkable beer. I think I’ll pick up a few more bombers of this, since the price is right.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, Baja Bean, Staunton VA. Medium orange with white head. Malt-forward aromas of toasted caramel and burnt sugar, with some citrus and pine hops in the background (way in the background). Flavor is again toasty malt with nice bitterness throughout, and some hoppiness coming through here and there. Pretty watery palate, disappointing. All in all an easy drinker, but a bit flat throughout. just not what I want in an IPA.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2009 08.05.07. Bottle. Skunky hop nose, slight citrus but muted. Clear yellowish with no head. No body, not much to the beer at all. Watery hops with no backbone.5/2/5/1/7
Re-rate 09.25.09. Bottle Tangerine and grapefruit nose with some pine character. Great clarity, gold with a thin white head and heavy carbonation. Big bitterness with strong pine and a lingering astringency. Slight sweetness. Nice full bodied at the front of the sip into a dry bitter finish. 7/4/7/3/14
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle - pours clear, dark gold with slight white head; nice aromas mix of hops and fruit; typical IPA flavors with a little extra punch and mild bitter finish