badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice, fairly clear, amber color; but with very little head and no lacing. Smell has some nice juicy citrus hops, balanced well with the some sweet caramel from the malt. This one has a very nice aroma to it, but not quite a 4.5 for me. Taste comes off a little more floral, but still retaining an excellent balance of malt and hops. By balance, I mean that hops are dominant, as it is an IPA, but the malt keeps it from being one sided. Less than medium level of carbonation, with a medium body. This is a beer that beginners can love as well as the experienced hophead. I think this would be a staple beer of mine if it were available in my area.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Hi-Times. Pours burnt orange with a fluffy offwhite head, sheet lace. Smells very caramelly and earthy with some floral hop smells. Tastes caramelly and slightly hoppy bitter. Sweet floral on the back half. Medium body, ok carbonation.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an almost clear copper color with a small off-white head. Citrus and toasty and caramel malt. Citrus flavor dominates but some sweet malt gives it balance. Mildly bitter semi-dry finish. Light-medium body. Not crisp but decent beer.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle by way of riversideAK... poured a hazy dark copper color. very rich looking with an off white head and a bit of lacing. initial blast of floral and piney hops leaves quickly and leaves me wanting more. there’s also notes of caramel and grapefruit. flavor is caramel and ruby red grapefruit as well. it has a slight bitter dry finish. medium body with a slightly creamy texture. nice find...
Stine (1744) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours slightly foggy and firey orange; sticky foam of white coating the side of the glass. Aroma of aerosol, lavender, honey and biscuits; straightforward, but predominantly sweet, with dry, spicy, earthy notes of cardamom and clove. Flavor brings a pungent character of cucumber and celery salt, quickly fading and leading to a more comfortable sweetness of mango, cantaloupe, and mandarin orange, though this remains restrained and subtle. Bitterness of a toasted sesame seed and ginger root. Palate is dirty and sharp, with brash carbonation and vegetal bell pepper texture. Lots of citrus rind with some tangerine and lime, and distant salts at the finish; a strange one, lacking in many of the quenching and refreshing qualities of the style. Thanks Alex!
hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with riversideAK (thanks!). Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, some pine, floral hops, and some toasted caramel. Tastes of citrus and some caramel.
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
browned amber with medium light head. fairly typical IPA, emphasizing floral grapefruit hops. slightly sweet and not too bitter. easy drinking and a good choice for anyone who doesn’t like too bitter of a beer
Earlier Rating: 8/25/2007 Total Score: 2.9
clear orange-amber color with full medium tan head. strong floral hop aroma with a light spiciness. medium light body. very floral taste with medium bitterness, and caramel way in the back. seems a little out of balance with the finishing hops, doesnt let enough of the beer through
bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma was citrusy and caramel malty with a slight spice to it. Flavor had a nice pungency to it. I thought this was a lot better than the ratings suggested. I would probably drink this if it was available to me.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009
Name: India Pale Ale
Date: December 04, 2007
Appearance: clear copper, scant off white head
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma with light citrus hops
Flavor: sweet crystal malt flavor, floral and citrus offer good balance, a bit of a soapy character, lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 7/20
Date: July 04, 2009
Appearance: clear copper, fine white head, bits of lace
Aroma: huge citrus hop aroma, nice crystal sweetness
Flavor: big hop flavor, lots of citrus, sweet crystal, well balanced bitterness stays out of the way of the hop flavor
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
IrishBoy (4062) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brews in the Village; nose of citrus hops; hazy dark amber with a small beige head; flavor of hop bitterness with some lemons!