00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a nice coppery color with a small beige head. aroma is fairly hoppy, with a nice note of citrus and grass. The flavor was somewhat better than the aroma. Had a bit of sweetness and a nice resin hit along with a balance of hops. Over all a solid IPA.
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
amber with a small white head...floral aroma, sweet citrus/grapefruit...head disapears quickly....taste of tropicals fruits, smooth bitter/sweet taste...nice malt in the background...finishes with a sharp bite....I’m putting this on my list as a contender with some of the higher rated IPAs...I wish I had tried this sooner, I think I was turned off by the label
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 A fine and distinctive example of this style. Very crisp, very fresh floral, citrusy presentation, followed on the back end by honeyey sweetness, full body, soft and smooth finish. The balance of bitter and sweet in this is top-notch.
BuckeyeBoy (3686) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours out a nice amber topped with a cream off white head. A very nice floral hop aroma. Tast of sweet hops and ligth malt. Pretty good.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at the brewery. Very typical IPA nose and flavor...good floral and hop notes on the taste. Solid.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear red, big frothy white head that easily roused upon demand, lots of lace, strong sweet citrus aroma, creamy body, huge hop flavor, perfect sweetness to balance,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
TheEpeeist (3557) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Clear orange brown with a small off-white head. Some lacy strands. Nice nose of caramel and orange with a dash of sea salt. Light carb but body has some heft. Nectarine and caramel with quinine, lime peel bittering.
yogster (4) - Visalia, California, USA - JUL 25, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was a little worried when Firestone took over SLO but the IPA has remained the same. A golden IPA with a great balance of floral and bitterness. Still one of my favorites.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy bright copper color with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is caramel, grapefruit, pineapple, floral hops. Flavor is again caramel, grapefruit, pinapple, pine, floral hops. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finished bitter. There is a nice dose of sweetness up front, very fruity, a reallllly solid IPA, if not great.
sloth (2647) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small offwhite head, retention is good, lace is sticky, stringy and surprisingly coating. Clear orange/copper hued ale. Nose is quietly spicey, lightly floral and tropical with light malt under tones. Body is lightly medium, a tad bit crisp. Lightly sweet caramel malts, lightly doughy, citrusy hop flavors are gentle and flowery. Light melony notes evolve as it warms up. Finish is lightly sweet and fruity. Hop bite is gentle at best. A solid warm weather IPA for sure. This is my 100th IPA rating and convienyently this brew was received in trade from SDbruboy, my number one trading buddy. Thanks Cliff, you are the man!! Yup, finally made it to 100 IPAs bro, bout time huh? Thanks again!