mgmike4 (30) - valencia, California, USA - AUG 29, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brewery never ceases to impress me....strong floral and grapefruit aromas, and a light scent of pine. the flavor is well balanced with strong notes of sweetness...carmel-like and orange peel. a light toasty flavor too. the palate is the best part...a good amount of carbonation and bitterness is perfect. will def drink again
Krausen (102) - USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well done West Coast IPA...restrained, not the hop bomb that many brewerys are producing. The bitterness is a bit rough but it has a great floral citrus aroma.
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to tomgibson for sharing this again. Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with an average bubbly off white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit and caramel malt to balance. Flavor of malts, sweetness up front followed by a citrus hop splash.
bubbleflubber (1700) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours caramel-amber into the glass. It has a very nice thick, frothy lasting head and great retention and sudsy lace. The nose is spot on for caramel. The flavors are of sweet malt, caramel, toffee, very light citrus, and a medium-mild hop back palate. The finish is slightly peppering, very dry pine hops. A sweetly syrup mouthfeel on this, sticky but not necessarily refreshing for heat (outdoor temperatures NOR food-flavor pairings), as is the case with most IPAís. Overall, a decently unique take on the IPA. Not completely indicative of style, but a very good malt-sensitive offering. For those who enjoy sweet(er) complexities, this will be quite comforting and enjoyable.
Ratman197 (8856) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Firestone Walker poured a clear copper with a lasting white head. Aromas of carmel, orange, light lemon and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, orange and light pine with a smooth lightly bitter finish.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. Pours more copper than golden with a small head. Aromas of fruit and hops. Flavors of malt and hops, not too bitter. A hint of fruit. Nice mouthfeel and bosy, not a hop bomb but rather well-balanced.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUL 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap pours clear copper/red with little head and tinny bubbles. Wonderfull aromas of hops with a good malt balance. Great bitterness upfront with an awsome hop flavor and good malt balance. Overall one of the best IPAís you can get.
brianprentiss (670) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong outing from nectar, Iím starting to really like their beers. This is a really really good IPA, close to great. The smell is fantastic and the hops are right in balance with sweetness and bitterness.
Zeswaft (1336) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this on a long shot but it was quite fantastic. Light in color and body but had boat loads of citrus hops. very flavorful and refreshing.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours copper with white head, with lively carbonation. Sweet citrus hop aroma. The malt profile is very tea like with some british characteristics, nicley balanced by interesting fruity notes from the hops...lemon, orange, pear. Bitter and slightly herbal finsih. This is pretty solid and nicely balanced.