ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour is a clear light copper color with a full and rocky off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is orange, citrus, some malt. Flavor is sweet hops, floral, malt, grapefruit. Palate is light to medium, with medium cabonation and a bitter finish. Average.
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap all over san francisco. I don’t mean to be biased but we midwesterners and eastcoasters do much better with the ipa style. This isn’t bad by any means, but its so forgettable. I actually enjoyed the Freak Out more. From what i remember it had a nice smooth bitter and was definetly true to the style, but i can name about fifty better IPA’s.
pintbypint (3012) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. brown bottle. Pours medium clear orange, lasting white cap, two fingers in height, leaves good lace. Grapefuit hops are present in the aroma, though light. Flavour starts with fruity malt, some sweetness, grapefruit and orange hop notes mid way through then finishes with medium grapefruit bitterness. Good session ale.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Metallic golden-orange body with faint pale suspended particles and a scattering white head. Very bright, fresh green hop aroma with notes of candied citrus, apricot, and a lightly sweet pale malt backing. Sweet fruity hop flavor melds with fresh pale malts and a light toasty edge. Medium-high tongue-numbing bitterness. Overall impression is a little too sweet, but still very solid.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good IPA. Golden with no head. Fresh citrus aroma. The taste was of piney and fresh citrus hops. Clean bitter hop finish. I thought this was gonna be weak and tired, but it proved me wrong. Solid brew.
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 (2967) - 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.