SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Light amber color with some sediment from the bottle conditioning, capped by a clinging head. OK, this is where it gets weird. This is two shades away from being a great IPA, but something with the hop combo they use gives it this spicy, oniony vegetal aroma and flavor that just does not really work. The aroma has a nice hop intensity. The flavor has a nice dry, toasted malt base, higher bitterness, and plenty of hop flavor. The hops are spicy and floral, and if it werent for the vegetal character, I really think I would love this beer. Hopefully this is a crop quirk that might go away in the next year because it feels like this is a well made beer.
baraciisch (1721) - USA - JUN 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amazing hops aroma... Golden orange in color...Flavor is a little too hoppy, without much sweetness, not very balanced... Fairly bitter palate, but I’ve had worse... Tastes too piney... Below average west coast IPA
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to americanbrew. Ruby pour with a small decently lasting head. Aroma of hops, dirt, flower and sweetbread. Taste is flower, dirt, and hops.
mar (4786) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to americanbrew. light gold pour with a thin white head. nose is wet, sticky hops and citrus. very nice on the palate with a sticky hop flavor.
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew. Pours with a small white head over an orange body. Taste is orange-citrus hops, and caramel. Taste is grainy with hops and light carbonation.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells resiny and sweet with some spicy hints. Tastes spicy and resiny with some floral hints on the finish. Decent.
AmEricanbrew (5640) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a frothy white head. Grassy, piney hop aromas. medium body. Lots of bitter grapefruit hop flavor here, not much of any malt to balance.
Beerman6686 (4200) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This oiured a nice amber color with a big white head. Aroma was thick and sweet malts with lots of citrus and gratefruit hops coming through. Flavor was hop dominated bitterness, lots of grapefruit flavor with a sweet malty pineapple finish.
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours hazy copper with a two finger head that laces well. Naturally it smells of hops with some citrus and floral notes. the flavor is well hopped but also pretty well balanced. it has a pleasantly bitter finish. Tasty!
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - OCT 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for the brew ckeegan04
Poured into a standard pint glass amber bodied brew with a good two finger worth of head that goes to a nice looking lace
The floral piney hops hit your nose first then the malts follow it up.
Flavors are a nice hop forward but not to hoppy that it makes you pucker a nice balance .A nice mouthfeel with proper carbonation for the style
An easy drinking IPA very sesionable I could easily grab a six of this a good brew all in all