ilovedarkbeer (2688) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow orange ish color with a medium sized puffy head. Notes of white grapefruit juice, white grape juice, pine, and caramel. Little bit stinky and earth. Just ok.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Hazy gold, large white head. Aroma of caramel, grain, orange, pine. Taste is decently malty, some citrus, orange, very balanced. Lively bubbles, dry finish.
Mora2000 (6135) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at the Draught House in early May 2010.
The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the floral hops and I almost get some grape-like notes. The flavor is floral hops with some more grapes as well as some light citrus notes. Medium bitterness, medium carbonation and medium mouthfeel. As much as I wanted to like this beer, I just couldnít get past the big floral notes.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Itís back! On tap at Uncle Billyís in Austin. Delicious. Nice hop profile as I remember. Great aroma. Nice lingering bitterness in aftertaste. Some earthy tones along with a bit of citrus. Yum.
jkwalking05 (4530) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Gingerman from notes I wrote a napkin a while ago. Golden in color with a decent head. Smell is hops, little light for an IPA for me and citrus from those hops. Taste is low to medium hop bitterness, citrus, and some pine.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2010 On tap just about anywhere in Austin with real beer on tap. At least everywhere Iíve been. Had this (last time) at Opal Divines yesterday amongst the SXSW mess. Poured a great head from tap, and left a pretty healthy lacing. Itís pretty mellow for an IPA, but good and well balanced with citrus/grapefruit notes. Great for when you want the hops but want something a little less bitter. I do like my west coast hops, but this one is unique. Maybe Iím just biased though. One of my local faves!
drfabulous (6025) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the Ginger Man in Austin. Nice hops. Not overwhelming and not West Coast style, but a nice IPA nevertheless. Much better than I would have expected.
kidmartinek (4385) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2008 Slightly cloudy, Golden amber pour, small head. Small lacing. Smells like really good sweet and bitter malt with just the right amount of balancing hops. Flavor is like sweet lightly sour malt with a good bite and bitter hop finish. Good and unique. It really is a hoppy, bitter beer, but it,,s balanced engh so itís good, really good, actually.
oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep golden orange, mildly carbonated with a fluffy thin head. Earthy aroma, hay and orange zest, a lot of citrus. Flavor is that of orange peel and pine with a smooth light bitter hops in the finish. The palate is biting but balances out in the finish.
travita (4750) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Gingerman in Ft. Worth. Golden to amber in color with a lacy decent head. Citrusy hop smell. Hoppy with a slight carmel finish. I think it should be hoppier.