jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours a clumpy off white head that laces and slight hazy gold color. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is citrus hops-grapefruit, bitter, resin, faint malt. OK carbonation.
Juelze (1129) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 23, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Trade from Ross. Pours a deep hazy amber color with lots of particulate floating about. Aroma is of light citrus hops and light caramel malt and ight diacetyl. Taste is light citrus hops, some tea flavors mingle in the mix with light caramel and again, diacetyl. Not sure if it was abad bottle or not but this IPA was amess. Too dry and mouth puckering bitterness ruin it.
Braudog (5354) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft pint(s) at the brewpub; Copper and still and absolutely headless; the nose is just a tease of northwestern hops, but the flavor is intensely hoppy (cascade?), metallic and puckering. Not enough of a backbone to it, a bit light bodied and not enough malt foundation. (#2806, 4/21/2007)
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden-orange color, frothy white head with tiny bubbles present, Spicy floral hop notes, smooth mouthfeel.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy light orange color with white head. Aroma is of light malts and citrus hops. Nice malts with citrus bitter hops. Good IPA
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in a trade with BigErn (thanks!). Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of earth, floral / fresh green hoppiness, and faint caramel peaking its way through in the background. Tastes of caramel, citrus, and some floralness. Body a tad on the thin side.
shadey (1815) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange color with a nice creamy lacy head. Aroma is very dry hops like a saison almost. Flavor is incredibly dry and grassy. Spicy. Not my thing. One dimensional.
TheBeerCollector (631) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picked this one up on a recent trip to TN. Nice hoppiness with a well balanced malty backbone. Cool label adds to the enjoyment.
allfreej (540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barley’s in Knoxville, Tennessee. Poured copper, with a nice, white head. Floral, yeasty nose, citrusy, malty flavor, with a big hop finish. Excellent! My only regret was that the keg was spent after only half a glass, so I had to switch to a different IPA.
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2007 Bottle @ the Fox & Parrot. Pours a dark gold with an average white head. There is dominant citrus in the aroma with some grainy notes and faint sweetness. The hops come out in the flavor mostly in the form of juicy oranges and a lick of salt. Notes of grass, grains, and thin caramel are detected as well. This finishes biting and lemony with faint diacytl. (Draught on January 29, ’07) Revisited this one since my buddy spoke so highly of this. It was a lot cleaner and more distinct on my second sampling. This could be due to actually sampling it from the brewpub, maybe not. Anyway, the bright grapefruit and citrus is very well defined here and the malts are juicy and well balanced.