JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper, soapy white head.
Aroma is bright and muted citrus.
Bitter body with subtle grapefruit hop character
Decent beer… I’m starting to turn against single-hop IPAs though.
I can see how Warrior is classified as a "bittering hop". Not extremely bitter, but more so than fruity or flavorful.
jgolden (9) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2006 does not count
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was really unimpressed...had heard good things and was disappointed. Not enough hops. Maybe I am tainted by my hopheadedness but not overly impressive.
rajendra82 (969) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2006
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The 22 oz. brown bomber held a beer that looked standard IPA amber, with some chill haze. The head was well proportioned at two fingers-thick, and receded to a craggy undulating for with a good deal of lace around the walls of the pint glass. The aroma was leafy green and pungent, but a little weak IMO. The perceived bitterness was about as high as I have ever run across. It clung to my teeth, made my cheeks contact, and singed my sinuses with vapors on the way down. This was fresh, catty, refreshing, and just undeniably hoppy. In other words exactly what an IPA is supposed to be, but what most brewers don’t brew. If you are not a true hophead, I am afraid you might fin this unbalanced, but to me it was un-put-downable. I am sure there was enough malt that they started out with to get this to a 6.6% ABV, but the hops never ever let a tinge of sweetness creep in. I drained my only bomber in about half an hour and the only thought lingering in the back of my mind was I need to stock up on this ASAP. If it wasn’t for the mild smell, this would kick Ruination from here to San Diego.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Large tan head with some staying power and decent lace floats over a clear amber pour. Piney hop aroma with hints of citrus. Medium body punctuated by a fine effervescence and resinous mouthfeel. Bitter grapefruit and lemon overpower a backdrop of caramel sweetness. Long, refreshingly bitter finish. All in all very enyoyable, albeit a little unbalanced.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours rich amber with a healthy, frothy head. Aroma is sugary pine, with notes of sweet and sour citrus. Somewhat watered down and restrained flavor, with hints of grapefruit, pine, and and a touch of orange. Flavor flows nicely and lingers. Not bad, but a little more assertiveness in the flavor would make this fantastic.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear deep amber and supports a rocky two finger khaki head. Aroma and flavor along the lines of an aggressively hopped west coast style American Pale Ale rather than an IPA. Some citrusy grapefruit notes and earthy, nutty touches as well. Just the right amount of carbonation and a full, satisfying texture with a medium to dry but crisp finish. Not a bad IPA but nothing special.
Metalhead (632) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy ice tea pour. Aroma is subtle semi sweet hops. Somewhat over fridge temps this grows to an a bit above avg IPA with slightly sticky hops and hints of citrusy pine. Good not super and kinda $$ for what ya get.
bu11zeye (12040) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, passion fruit, and floral. Flavor of melon, orange, passion fruit, caramel, strawberry. Thin body, but refreshing (would make descent summer beer). Strange aroma and flavor for an IPA...
buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden amber thick with a good head. Fresh hops and malty nose. Flavor was not as hoppy as expected but none the less, resionus citrusy hops and thick malty body, a tad sweet. Had an unpleasent aftertaste of funk witch distracted from a better rating.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color. Smell of hops, citrus, malt, and a dash of orange peal. Taste of malt, sweet hops, a touch of citrus, copper and a dry bitterness at the end.