swanmann (662) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle, this brew poured clear amber/ honey-colored capped by fluffy off-white foam, holding for a couple minutes. Light lacing. Aroma is heavy with pine, grass, toffee. The hop profile in the flavor is fairly complex, with semi-metallic bitter high notes and aspirin-like earthy bitter low notes, balanced with semi-sweet caramel and biscuit flavors. I would say it’s medium to full bodied with a medium finish. The booze is well hidden. A solid offering.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Gold with small white head. Aroma is grapefruit, grass, and pine. Flavor is sweet hops and booze along with more grapefruit and some more grass. Ends bitter resin.
rajendra82 (976) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
When poured into a pint glass, the body looked a shade paler than the typical IPA amber, but the clarity and one finger thick head still made it quite nice to behold. The smell was very floral and timid, making it seem more like an APA than IPA. The taste was pleasing, but lacked that bitter punch I like. Instead I got more of a balanced approach with a bit of soapy bitterness. The body was medium thick and a little sticky, and the beer was very easy to drink. Maybe a n nit too easy. Could stand to be buffed a bit more.
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
transparent amber eggshell head. light floral, almost fruity nose with big hoppy bitterness that becomes a little taxing. medium carbonation, dry finish.
zizzybalubba (1604) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Dark yellowish-orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma of grassy hops, dirt, and just a bit of skunkiness. The flavor is a little better but not by much. I can’t say that I taste anything skunky but I do taste what I could only describe as a dirt flavor. With all of the IPAs out there this is not one I would seek out. Not bad, but very disappointing.
emacgee (4367) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent light amber with a one finger frothy white head. Nose is eathy and herbal, mildly spicy, some caramelly sweetness, nice English yeast character. Flavor has a harsh bitterness, herbal and hoppy, mild peanut shell character, some spice, astringent. Lasting bitterness on the palate.
thornecb (4787) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours bright gold into a shaker. Bright white head mottles and recedes leaving slight spiders. Slight sour toast aromas. Full upfront with hot pineapple turning astringent with sour dark caramel and resin.
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle gold straw pour taste of pine,citrus, finishes with a brutal hop.This beer is ok not great
thegreenrooster (3505) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is an orange with a large whtie head. Aroma is enough pine hops to carry it. Flavor is kinda weak and a big suprise. I was expecting this to be above par like all left hand beers but this was not to be. Some mild malts and a very weak hop presence. This is no two hearted for sure.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a fairly decent taste, hoppy, earthy, and piney. The aroma is also somewhat hoppy, but nothing too special.