winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I must say I expected more from this one. The aroma and the initial flavor are pretty good with nice hop and oak flavors. The problem is that there is no depth or finish with this beer, I would like to have more fruity malt flavors and a solid finish that leaves an enjoyable taste in my mouth.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(02.22.06) 12 oz brown bottle purchased from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. 6% ABV. Pours orange amber with small white head and no discernable carbonation. Nose of fruity esters and sweet malt. Medium bodied ale that starts with light malt sweetness and fruity/toffee/oak wood/ toasted malt/hop flavors. Finishes dry with light malt fade and lingering bitterness. Some lingering wood flavor. Well balanced malt and hop. This is a tasty IPA.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour was orange-amber. Fast rising and fast settling head. Nose was sour and woody. interesting. Taste was right on for an IPA, and traces of earth and wood. Good warming for the %6. Nice brew here folks, try this one. Thanks for the trade, I cannot remember from whom?
raymow (763) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty good IPA. Definitely hoppy but not over the top. Nice orangey color and hoppy aroma.
barleyPops (1137) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
drank this one a few nights ago and was just too lazy at the time to write it up. poured an orangey amber with a fast fading head. a nice citrus aroma but for an IPA the flavors seemed to be very balanced, not very hoppy. easy drinking though. thanks to Fordest for the bottle.
GuyCuba (27) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
"Assertively hopped" says the neck label, and that’s almost all of the flavor to be found. Ever been on a brewery tour where they let you taste pelletized hops? Same flavor in this bottle; there’s more to beer than that.
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours slightly cloudy medium golden with normal to above average carbonation. Aroma barely noticeable with just a hint of coffee. Hard to belive it’s 45 IBU as the flavor is not too bitter and finishes rather sweet. Probably would not buy again considering all the other great IPAs around here. Forgot to mention: the oak flavor is noticeable, imparting a whisky like flavor.
dpointer74 (16) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This brew is attractive. Very clear for an IPA with a nice head. The aroma is terrific. Unfortunately, it’s not as ’hoppy’ as an IPA should be (in my opinion). Overall, it’s pretty good, but not one of the best.
fiulijn (12360) - Malmö, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful copper color. Very nice hoppy aroma, resinous, caramel. Medium body, dry caramel, correct hopping, not enough malt, some metallic touch. Not impressive hopping.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
orangish amber body....aroma is woody and of grapefruit hops; flavor is quite the same, but is very light in malts; and although it is woody in nature, it is lacking the oak bacbone i was expecting....average palate; not bad, but nothing id care to go after again