argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, thanks acrdz) Hazy amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, some earthiness. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some orange. Medium body, some acidity, some duskiness.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle, courtesy of acrdz. Thanks, Mike! Pours a ruby-orange color; white head with patchy lacing. Earthy and floral hops in the aroma; an earthy malt core underneath. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: earthy and floral, chewy hops (following the aroma); plenty of chewiness, a touch sticky; not overly interesting, and I found it hard to drink much of this. Lengthy, sticky hop finish: earthiness, sugar, and candy.
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A light haze on a red and copper colored body, far darker than any IPA should be, and far too red. Get ready for some caramel malt. But, first whiff, it’s actually nice – a lot of fruit and fruit sugars in the nose: maraschino cherries, fruity cocktail, pear syrup, etc. Has a medium bitterness that’s tempered somewhat by the fruit sugars, and the flavor shows off more of the crystal malt caramel flavors and chewiness, but it’s actually quite nice, and it goes well with the hoppy, fruity, crystalline hop cone sugariness. Better than expected.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured clear amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma of yeast and pine and hops. Silky palate with flavors of oaky alcohol, woodsy spices, hops and sweet malt characters. I nice mix-up from your run of the mill IPAs.
Lothore (595) - California, USA - APR 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Pours a deep orange with a 1 finger eggshell head which leaves quite a bit of lacing as it dissapates.
S- Smell is supersweet and floral. Already I am starting to get a little apprehensive about this one.
T- Taste is definitely hoppy but also has what I can only describe as a soapy sweetness. This one definitely did not hit me the right way.
M- Semi viscous, a good amount of carbonation.
D- I found this one very hard to drink. The soapiness in the taste really threw me off.
TheEpeeist (3540) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Clear pink brown with a bubbly splotch. Nose is orange and caramel with mild grass. Medium light but a bit chewy; a few sparks of carb. Taste is sticky orange and clementines with a creamy malt center. Finishes with crisp, bitter citrus peel drying. Spot on IPA.
vegasron (5) - sANDPOINT, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2008 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Captures your nose immediately, wonderful color. Hint of citrus yet balanced. Lacey and fragrant to the last drop a real classy beer.
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear orange copper with a medium light beige head. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel, pine and citrus. Taste is piney with buttery notes and hints of citrus. Very nice IPA.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Buckeyeboy: Pours a clear orange beer with a nice frothy white head. Aroma is very floral, citrus and piney. Flavor is the wonderfully bitter flavor of NW hops and there is jus the right amount of caramel sweetness to balance the whole thing out. Nice long bitter finish. A very nice IPA.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample tray. Gold, almost orange. Lasting fair head. Restrained delicious drinkable hops and malt and more hops. Citrus and wood.