mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy IBrew2or3. Thanks Dave! Pours a semi-clear amber with a small off white head. The flavor was noticeably sweet to go along with the hops. The hops were more subtle in the smell. They have a more profound existence in the flavor, however. Alot of grapefruit hops were the most prominent, along with other citrus and bitterness. Nice little session IPA.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of liquid solutions. Huge hop nose upon pouring that quickly dissipates. Piney hop flavor, but a tad watered down.
Tejas (869) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark orange appearance. Very fresh smell and taste. Really flowery flavor. Not balanced enough for a regular IPA if you ask me. Still a good IPA though. Would like to revisit this one some day.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange amber with a small off white head. Candied citrus, some pine, and caramel malt in the aroma. Resinous pine up front. Sweet fruity hop character later manifests. Some biscuit and caramel with a lingering bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is light medium, rather dry.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2008 22oz via Capital Market. THis one comes out a clear copper with a large beige head. Nose is floral hops. Taste starts out malty, biscuity, and then floral/herbal hops, some orangepeel & grapefruit with a somewhat metallic aftertaste. It is pretty bitter which is likely due to the Chinook hops. I think this would be better if they cut back on the Chinook and instead increased the Amarillo in the late flavoring additions. But whatever, i am a frakkiin homebrewing hophead so screw what i say. Is a damn good beer and much better than most IPAs. Body is light, carbonation is high. An easy drinking, highly sessionable above average Pac NW IPA.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear burnt orange body with a medium beige head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and apricot. Flavor of citrusy hops, caramel, and lightly toasted malt.
kyzr (1148) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with nice frothy head. More cascade hops on the nose with hints of pine. Flavor is rich and hoppy up front with a bit of roasted malt on the back. Medium body with a good mouth feel. Finish is slightly bitter.
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber. Nice fresh hop nose. More hops delivered in the taste backed up nicely by the malt.A tasty end to the proceedings. GCBF.
presario (4608) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2008 2008 Bottle. A touch lower rating. Lasting thick Styrofoam head. Amber beer. Strong hop nose; light wood and a bit flowery. Flavour is all hop till the unique malt finish, which is almost a black malt coffee finish.
2007. GCBF cask conditioned sample. Amber. Thin head and hoppy nose. Hoppy flavour. Nice malty body and balance.
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 8th, 2007. Strong orange citrus. Flavour is well balanced between malt and orange hops. Pretty average nose.