Indra (2676) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. can. Big, citric hop aroma with notes of pine, grapefruit and orange rind dominating, along with some lighter, gentler toasty malts and floral sweetness in the background. Hazy light-medium amber color with a lasting, fine, uneven head. Flavor is likewise very strongly hoppy and bitter throughout with a far lighter degree of toasted caramel and honeyish malt present, finishing with strong, juicy grapefruit and fresh pine as well. Resinous, oily and relatively smooth palate, body is medium-full. I am almost surprised at how hopped up this is, for some reason. Certainly not complaining, though, mind you...
BOLTZ7555 (2854) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Sparky27...Eric, thanks!!! Burnt orange brew with a nice eggshell head that stuck with the beer throughout the tasting. This beer has a considerable amount of malt...caramel, toffee, and brown sugar are perhaps more dominant than the pine, citrus, and lemongrass. Very tasty...and unique for the style.
marcus (6983) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This reddish copper ale poured from a can with a decent beige head and a floral aroma. There is a delicious caramel malt base overlaid with just the right amount of bittering hops to produce a smooth refreshing flavor.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared from AgentSteve - Thanks! Aroma on this one is tops. Full of grassy, Earthy hops - almost celery like in smell. Aroma is tops! Nice caramel flavor with a gritty flavor. Ends on a nice dry note.
dchmela (2729) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can courtesy WeeheavySD. Pours a copper amber color with a thick off white head. Nice creamy citrus, pine hop aroma. Taste is chewy citrus hops with a nice creamy malt. Has a nice crispness that makes this a good warm weather beer, very refreshing citrus fruit taste and dry bitter finish. Well done IPA.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours attractive ruddy copper with a full cream colored head that persists. The nose is rich with pineapple and caramel. The flavor follows suit with an additional earthy influence. Subtle bitter finish.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: An extra refreshing IPA focussing on the orange/pine-cone juice hops with little malt distraction
How: Can, sample at Mondial de la Bière 2008
The look: Cloudy glowing orange body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Nose is fruity and foresty with a little cat litter. Body is very fluffy. Malt backbone is discrete, not a whole lot of caramelized malts here. Sweetness flavour is dried fruits and some honey. A lot of hops and then some more. Hops fruitiness is orange followed by pine-cone juice. Bitterness of medium intensity. An overall crisp and fresh sensation. A ton of hops and a discrete malt profile usually bothers me but this one is so refreshing that the slight unbalance is actually quite fitting. Drinking it I was imagining myself on a Hawaiian beach on a hot sunny day and all the scenery that comes with it… my pants were feeling much tighter than usual.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Again, I can’t get used to a great beer coming from a can, but Maui Brewing may convert me. Pours an oily gold with a big white head. Fresh hop aroma with lots of pineapple and grapefruit. More grapefruit, pineapple, mango and orange hops in the taste with a subtle caramel malt back. Light, sweet, and bitter all in one package. A great IPA.
bhensonb (11796) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from BevMo. Copper/amber color with a multifinger beige head. Impressive citrus/floral hop aroma. Flavor is lightly roasted caramel with floral hop. This comes on more like an English ESB than a NorthWest IPA. Oh, it’s not a NorthWest IPA. Rather smooth and lightly bitter finish. Extremely pleasant and tasty.
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/29/07 notes: Hawaii pride! Had in can on Maui at Hali’imaile General Store. Aroma of intense citrus-grapefruit and flowers. Flavor features tart grapefruit notes, orange, and some light sweetness. Finishes smooth w/ light bitterness. A real pleasure to drink, and quite a find out in Hawaii.