cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper color with no head. Nice hop aroma. Lots of hop flavor and bitterness. No lingering bitterness. Medium body. Nice beer.
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange with some reddish hues. More of a floral hop profile with the standard pine and citrus notes in the background. Balanced nicely. Good double but by no means huge.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy deep orange color with a nice amount of foamy white head. Aroma is very hoppy: slight pine and honey maple, grapefruit, and kiwi. Flavor is kinda syrupy, sweet and heavy on the palate, piney and very citric, warming finish. Overall, very very enjoyable.
waolsen (1369) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. amber pour with huge frothy off white colored head. nice floral, fruit, hops and lemongrass. full bodied. great hops with bitterness in the aftertaste. Amazing white grapefruit tartness. very impressed.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2006 Bottled. Clear, light amber solor with a small-med offwhite head. Body is sparkling, lace is in sheets and rings...beautiful. Mouth is medium with lots of soft, creamy carb giving it a full feel. Lightly dry finish. Some syrupy and watery characters. Aroma is fruity and sweet with noticeable pollen. Light honey, floral, touch of white bread, peachy for fruit. Flavor is honeycomb, brown sugar, pollen, touch of honey, pine, grapefruit, some flavor that tastes like a fruity alcohol left in a wooden barrel until it went sour. Fruitiness is peach/apricot. Warmth is felt rather than tasted--alcohol is invisible. This stuff is well rounded and developed--as a woman, the voluptuous, developed version of the girl--version of the regular IPA. Very drinkable--sessionable even, although itís a bit high ABV...but so what?
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapefruity/pine aroma. Taste is a little soapy, though has a nice amount of hopping. No malts to be found. Typical West Coast IIPA though doesnít have quite enough of the major hops to be top-notch.
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pine, bready caramel, fairly bright and fresh with some grapefruit and mango notes. Orange with a tall, white head. Sweet, chewy toasted caramel witha nice spruce and fruity orange and flowery rose flavor. Not very bitter. Medium-full body, oily texture. Thanks to Brigadier for sharing.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Deep golden color with a medium sized white head. Pine, resin, lysol aromatics. Acrid/floral and fruity/resinous hop flavors over fairly sweet malt. Some alcohol heat and a chemical spiciness in the finish with a lasting bitterness. Mouthfeel is heavy medium, fairly dry.
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. White creamy head. Unclear amber. Aroma of oranges and hops. Lovely hops flavor.
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Real clear, dark orange pour. Nice hoppy, spruce pine aroma typical of IPAs, which sweetened with some swishing. I expected much more bitterness, but what I got was ground up kiwi seeds. There was a hidden fruit in the body, like a fig of sorts. Other than these minute standouts, this was a pretty typical IPA. Not terribly different. The finish is merely bitter and doesnít grow into anything else of interest. This only gets a 3.5 because Iím a big fan of IPAs.