beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This IPA pours a medium orange color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white rocky foamy head. Aroma is floral and piney hops, fairly juicy. A medium bodied India Pale Ale. Malts are caramel and sweet. Hops are citrusy and piney. The beer is nowhere near as bitter tasting as one you expect from the aroma. Very un-PNW like IPA. The bitterness is toned down, its still there mind you just not as a kick in the teeth as one would expect. Good balance. Nice carbonation. A very drinkable IPA. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter
pinkzambia (1389) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle:Clear copper color with sticky lacing pasted all over the glass. It has a wonderful hop aromas of celery, grass and pine. The taste is green grass, junipers and a good amount of bitterness. The finish is dry and enjoyable for those looking for a bitter brew. Nice.
jake65 (2514) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - OCT 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap: amber color with a white head and good lacing. Taste is a simple blend of hops, citrus, florals, and malts. Nothing spectacular here, but a solid IPA nonetheless.
IndianaRed (2157) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap a the first anual Old Boise Brewers Fest. Nice medium amber color, slightly hazy, with a nice dense but thin off white head. Rather sharp hoppy aroma, citrusy and of light malts. Flavor was clean, simple and nice and bitter. Lots of hop flavor and puckering bitterness. Body was moderate to a bit light and it left a nice ligering bite. A good "session" IPA
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden amber body with a smallish creamy white head. Muted orange citrus and very mild resin. Pleasant mild bitterness, light caramel malt. Average palate. Nice but a bit mild for me, and strikes me as more of a hoppy pale ale than an IPA. Bottle courtesy of Larry Pitonka.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was too nice for words. Suprisngly hoppy nose that just reeks of pine and fresh cut grass. Malty backbone, that is very rich and smooth with delicate hop flavors lingering in the finish along with some dried fruits, finishes clean and dry.
BJP2006 (43) - Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
although this beer is advertised as having a huge hop aroma it was lacking. somehat piney/resinous a bit grassy, hop flavor was there along with a complex malty body and smooth finish. Ihave had this one both bottled and kegged(at the brewery) the kegged is my choice
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mountain Brewers Beer Fest 2006. Lack of appearance judging reflects opaque plastic sampling cup.
Disappointing aroma : very very light grass and pine and not much in the way of malt either. Tastes better than it smelled, a bit acidic, and quite bitter (long lasting).
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2006 Bottle: Pours an amber color with light white head and plenty of lacing. The nose is grassy and sweet with some lighter hop notes and that nice malty body they offer. The flavor is light with alcohol and bitterness, very balanced with sweet caramels and a perfumy wispy tail. The finish is light and hoppy. Decent IPA but no where near the PNW IPAs. Their other styles are above par but not here. The unfiltered version which is found on tap is a tasty treat though, keep your eye out for that one.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a good looking clear copper color. The aroma is a bit subdued, with earthy hops, pine, and some malt coming through. Light to medium bodied with a creamy texture, featuring a caramel malt body and underlying earthy hop flavors. Overall, a nice balance of flavors and easy to drink.