boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep orange body. Quickly, fully diminishing white head. What bubbles remain appear almost clear. Very average looking. Light to medium intensity aroma. Hops first that seem like they were manually and sparingly placed throughout. A subtle and balanced mix of grassiness and citrus, pine and malt follow. The malt smells sweet, plentiful. Mild and nice enough aroma. Flavor is pretty toasty. Definitely a letdown overall. Far too little bittering hoppiness. Malt is barely adequate. Finishes soft, smooth and off dry. Palate does invite the next sip, unfortunately the flavor wards away any inclination to do so. Boring.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a golden orange with almost no head. Smells more malty than hoppy to me, but the hops were present in the back. A little bready yeast as well. Taste had extremely light carbonation and tasted pretty old. Light hops were present throughout with a touch of grapefruit. This beer didnt seem to have much life to it. Maybe its supposed to be that way, but not what I was looking for.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, pineapple, orange -- quite pungent bitterness. Taste is medium sweet, mango, some pineapple, grapefruit. Undercarbonated medium body, with some resin. A very fruity beer.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle via trade with bu11zeye. Aroma: Light aroma, but smells fresh. Pine, light resin and floral. Touch of caramel. Appearance: Medium amber in color and clear. Off-white head was full and foamy with good retention. Nice lacing. Flavor: Some light caramel and cracker flavors up front. Hop flavor is nice, but seems a little low for the style. Pine, citrus, resin, floral, and grass into the finish. Light bitterness. Medium-dry finish. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: There was nothing wrong with this beer, there just wasn’t enough to it. It was quite drinkable, but was hoping for more.
Pailhead (4809) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Courtesy of bu11zeye via trade. The aroma is rather light for an IPA. Light to moderate caramel with light citrus hops and a touch of grassiness. It pours a transparent amber and carbonation looks to be at a minimum. There are several large bubbles, but nothing that you could call a head. The flavor starts with moderate caramel and fades to a light grapefruit hops and a touch of grass in the finish. The flavor is definitely closer to an APA than an IPA. The mouthfeel has the right body, but it’s almost completely flat. Maybe a bad bottle carbonation-wise, but I don’t think the flavor is all that much affected. With carbonation, we’re probably talking a .2-.3 difference in the overall rating with added points in appearance and palate.
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of pine, caramel, and florals. Flavor of sweet malt, light pine, and cream. Seems a bit weak and watered down; more like a pale ale than an IPA.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Bronze, no head and light lacing. Nose of fresh earthy and lightly piney hops, clean. Caramelly, the flavor is balanced, light sweet, clean hops and malts. Finishes musky. Lightly earthy. Good.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Crystal clear copper color with a sizable ivory head. Piney hop aroma with tons of orange, lemon and grapefruit. Very fruity and somewhat diacetyl. The aroma is fantastic though!
beerguy101 (5284) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This IPA pours a medium amber color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is piney and citrusy (orange and grapefruit), some caramel. A medium bodied IPA. Malts are caramel and sweet. Hops are piney and grapefruity. More hops in the aroma than in the flavor. Its more of an English style IPA, but still has a nice hop presence. A mild to medium bitter IPA. Malt sweetness is balanced by some nice juicy hops. Very drinkable IPA. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours with an orange color. Aroma is dominated by fruit and honey.
The flavors are of honeysuckle, orange, honey combined with a malty backbone. The hops hits finally in the finish. So it is not a typical West Coast hop bomb but a bit more balanced. Nonetheless quite good.