biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy auburn in color, smallish head. Mild floral citrus aroma. Soft palate with an understated hop presence. Full bodied with some caramel flavor and big malt. Mellow IPA.
drfabulous (6574) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
After loving Geek Breakfast, I was expecting another taste-blowing experience. Not exactly. Though I really like this IPA which is light on the hops and pine taste, I think my hopes were too high. This is a nice beer. More like a tame American IPA.
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
POPPED CHERRY, My first Danish beer, a Mikkeller ale to be exact! In my favorite style. Poured Medium, hazy amber. Aroma immediate of grassy, hoppish tones. Pines resonate through. This beer looks so sexy in my Duvel tulip glass, here it goes! Flavour is of a lovely made IPA, extremely smooth in character. God bless our friends in Denmark!!! A remarkable beer, truly close to par of our American fine made micro beers of the style.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours light orange with fluffy white head, and some moderate lacing. Fresh hop aroma slightly piney. Very well balanced and fairly complex. Medium bodied with a toffee base. finish’s clean and bitter.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, dark golden-orange amber color. A large, frothy, eggy white head settles to a 2mm blanket of foam. Skinny ribbons of lace meet thick, random flares to form a completely organic pattern on the glass. The aroma is classic American IPA all the way. A biscuity caramel and toffee malt base lays the foundation for sharp orange and grapefruit hops. The flavor follows suit, showing excellent balance along the way. A helping of cream really adds a nice touch. Medium bodied, with a smooth consistency. The finish is sharp, bitter citrus. I would swear this is made in America if I didn’t know better. Solid brew, but overpriced for what it is.
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Split this one with Ross tonight. Poured out a light orange color with a decent white head on it. Aroma is basically you lawn right after you have cut it, very grassy and kinda of sweet. The taste was interesting, more grassy flavors mixed with sugars than a refreshing citrus flavor. I did suggest that this was dominated by simcoe hops but apparently I was wrong seeing that simcoe is not in this beer. Maybe it is the amarillo I didn’t care for then, something about this beer turned me off and it was definatley the hop profile, way to grassy for me. I say turned me off but really all and all this wasn’t a bad beer just not as good as I had hoped.
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with Garrett. Pours out a orange - yellow color with a white head on it. Smell is hoppy, grassy, full of seemingly one hop. (couldnt place a name on it, Garrett guessed simcoe, but I am not into hops enough to know the answer.) Taste is sweet and grassy yet plenty flavorful and still refreshing. However, as a tribute to an "American style IPA", I would have expected it to be more so like an American IPA. It is good, and its drinkable, but for the price tag, it should be a double IPA if anything. This doesnt hold a candle to Two Hearted or even Hop Devil, but it is a very nice easy drinking IPA. My glass was gone before I knew it.
Beaver (1647) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a smal creamy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is bready malts, and minty melon.
The flavor is some sweet caramel malts followed by a big slightly harsh bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium with low carbonation.
Overall, a decent IPA with good bitterness but just OK aromatics and taste. There are much better (and more cost effective at $9 for 16.9 oz) IPAs out there.
Ibrew2or3 (8159) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours a crystal clear copper with white head and sheet lacing. Big aroma with an up front attack of sweet malts and fresh grapefruit hops mixed with orange juice. The taste starts with sweet malts, roasty malts and sweet tasting late addition grapefruit to orange citrus hop flavor. The citrus hop bitterness builds as the taste moves forward with a nice undercurrent of caramelized malty sweetness. Grapefruit, orange rind and orange juice take the experience well into the aftertaste.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper with a small white head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing. Aroma of citrus hops, sweet malt, pine hops, and a hint of sweet caramel. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium full slightly resiny mouthfeel with a strong amount of bitterness. Very good.