Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dull orange pour, nice head with some lacing. Citrus aroma, not too sweet, nice and dry, grapefruit hop flavor, some pepper, resin, mellow, great drinker.
zizzybalubba (1505) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. (thanks to Austin for bringing me one of these). Golden orange pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of pine and tangerines. Good bitter hop flavor. Not too sweet but still nicely balanced. This is a very good IPA. It will not blow you away but it is very good.
scoth (529) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours clear amber, with a one-and-a-half finger, beige head, good and lasting lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, toffee, and more floral hop notes. Medium body, zesty and medium dry. Flavor of bread with a little bit of toffee, pine resin, and hints of citrus and grass. Long lasting medium bitter finish.
greig (253) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A really nice, complex, malty IPA. It’s backed up by a very English hop character. The aroma is a little lacking, but the palate is a playground of subtle flavours. Nice earthy bitterness with notes of marmalade, and sweet malts creating a comforting sensation. Not the US IPA I was expecting, but a very nice beer anyway.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can thanks to the great bhensonb. poured gold with a white head and some good lacing left behind. aroma of pine, citrus, and peach. flavor was citrus, pine, and pepper. light body with medium carbonation. thanks again bill!!
bwilley (24) - Fullerton, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got it in a can. Light orange color with light head and good lacing. Very hop heavy nose. Very smooth almost sweet taste with floral undertones and a light hoppiness. Light beer with a surprising amount of depth in the body. A very nice surprise coming out of a can.
GMCC2181 (1516) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2009 Can from Ryan Thomas (HI) Poured a light yellow orange color, decent head. OK aroma of floral hops. Taste is nice floral notes with a decent bitterness to it. Not over or under done. Really easy to drink. Light in texture....Overall a decent IPA from HI... Thanks again RT!
Russo (1694) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can beer with amber color and a nice white head, aroma is floral and some citrus like orange or lime and sweety, maybe toffee or something. Flavor has a balanced bitterness and a dry finish.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with an off white head. Aroma is a piney hop profile, light caramel, light alcohol, resin. Taste is light caramel, light hoppiness, faint alcohol, light fruit- seems more like a hoppy amber.
joet (2228) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
For being a Paciific IPA I was expecting a nod in the hop profile to the local PNW hops. That was not there. Also there’s a heavier, creamier texture than is usual to the style. Some residual sweetness adds to the flaws. Still an enjoyable beer, just not quite meeting expectations - part of those were from me and part of thsoe stemming from the label as an IPA.