BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Pours with a hazy amber golden body and a white head. Aroma of herbal hops, papaya, and orange. Taste is caramel, a touch of alcohol, orange and a bit of spicy hops. Lightish bodied and low residual sugars.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden yellow color with a small head. Great aromas of citrus and pinewith some malt backing. Fantastic piney hop flavor that is backed by citrus.A little thin on the body,but the flavor makes up for it.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of cmr1517. Pours a hazy iced tea amber with a 2 finger dense off-white head that results in delicate lacing. The nose is ripe citrus and malt. The taste is caramel, ripe citrus and some tart grapefruit in the finish. Solid IPA – thanks Chris!
JaBier (5300) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Dogbrick. Clear orange/copper color with a thin white head. Citrusy and spicy hop aroma (simcoe?) with a just a bit of malt. Flavor is about the same. Not bad.
Dogbrick (9181) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lightly cloudy copper-amber color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Piney hops aroma with touches of grapefruit and malt. Medium body with moderately bitter hops, pine and malt flavors with citrus in the background. The finish is hoppy with a lingering bitterness. Straightforward and enjoyable IPA overall.
ben4321 (4546) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Sahara Mart (Bloomington, IN), 5/15/09
Part of the totally and completely made up"The Geororodanda Beer Sampling Party"
Aroma: Nice orangy, floral hops, some lemon, honey
Appearance: Cloudy orange color
Flavor: Citrus hops are the main taste here, nice west coast IPA flavor
Palate: Medium body, a little soapy, crisp flavor
A really nice IPA, some good West Coast IPA flavors, it’s a nice beer for a hop fans.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours copper in colour. Aroma has faint hint of amonia. Nice reasonable hop taste. Very fine carbonation, almost flat.
Rastacouere (6154) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber brew with a large white head. A clean and slightly bready malt base accompanies the orangey, tea-like American hoppiness. Quite a typical IPA, not venturing out of the path created by its predecessors, but staying clean with gentle acidity and fresh juicy citrus flavours. Sometimes, this is what you want, but the concurrence is heavy in that department, so clearly, this is aimed at the local market and depends greatly on its pricing.
adamlangolf (21) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2008
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the most underrated IPA on the market. I buy, sell and try beer every week. I just had a IPA tasting at my house with 11 IPA’s last night and this one came in 3rd place overall. I placed it in 2nd with Founders Harvest at #1 and Bell’s Two Hearted at # 3. The tasting included Harvest Ale, Two Hearted, MA IPA, Lakefront, Victory, Stone, Boulder Beer, Great Divide, Dogfish Head, Great Lakes and Barley Island. Message me for the full results of our Hop Off!
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Piney hop resins lather the honeyed cereals, planting a vigorous coniferous and leafy bitterness that concludes this solid American IPA.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the hazy blondish-amber.
-This is balanced in its intensity.
-The body is quite nourishing and contains a few dextrins too many for my tastes in the style.
-Orangey fruitiness also stems from the hop bill, a citrusy character which seems to latch on the sweet cereals throughout.