Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Power Plant Strong Ale Festival 12/8/07. Pours a hazy orange with a small, beige head that diminishes. The nose is of big piny hops and light caramel. The palate, on the light side of medium-bodied, is slick with a dry, bitter finish. Big piny resinous hops dominate the flavor with a caramel malt backing struggling to keep the bitterness of the hops in-check. I found this one a bit too dry for my tastes, despite how much my buddies seemed to enjoy it. I suppose I’ll just have to give it another try if the opportunity presents itself.
beerheart (237) - Erie, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mountain Sun. Not terribly different from the I&IPA. This is an American extreme IPA and well done.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Power Plant SAF
Highly hazed yellow-orange with a creamy white head and good lace.
Aroma of papaya, mango, peach and pine.
Very piney and grassy, but very easy to drink.
Medium body. Oily. Average carbonation. Semi sweet finish.
Really a nice American IPA. Good stuff.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Power Plant Strong Ale festival. Hazy orange color. Piney, resiny, and citrus aroma with some candi sugar. Real nice. Taste is resiny, piney, and to a lesser extent tangerine and grapefruit. Moderate bitterness. Not a lot of sweetness.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub on 10/14/07: Clear orange amber color with a wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of big fresh grapefruity hops and a light malty presence. Starts fairly full bodied with a nice pale malty sweetness and a crisp citrusy hoppy balance, finishing drier and bittersweet. A very nice IPA.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear dark amber, fine dirty white head, streaks of drippy lace, bits of lace,
sweet caramel malt aroma with loads of citrus hops,
sweet caramel malt flavor, well balanced with citrus hops,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
pamoja (57) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very well poutring beer with amber color. nice medium head with great balance of hoppyness and smothness. classic pale ale.
fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Med. orange color, aroma of fresh hops - very hoppy aroma. Also, tastes of fresh green grassy and citrus hops.
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Southern Sun. Mountain Sun. A cloudy mess of wet hops. A great hop aroma with a hoppy taste from start to finsih. Awesome.
egajdzis (6136) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a lightly hazy, amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops, skunk, nuts, and toffee malts. Taste of more toffee malts, citrus fruits, flowers, caramel, and grass, with a medium, grapefruit bitterness in the finish.