AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear golden/orange hue with no head, smells like alc, weak on the hops, warming, not what I think of when I think of an IPA...
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2006
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2007 12 oz bottle via Liquid Solutions. Pours a clear amber with a small head. Nose is mostly orange and caramel. Taste is the same, with a somewhat hot acidic finish. Bittersweet honey/english hop aftertaste makes you long for the next drink. Medium body, lightly carbonated. ...a very good...no- a GREAT brew.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a very good IPA and a new find for me at my local bar that specializes in craft beers. Nice orange color with a thin white head. Hops abound, this is a great beer for the style and one I will revisit.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a nice bubbly head. Sweet floral aroma with some citrus. Sticky sweet taste with a good grapefruit/orange hop bite. Lots of caramel malt, but a decent balance. Long grapefruit finish.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color – white frothy thick big bubble head – nose of nice bitter hopps , tobacco , grapefruit , floral , and slight various grains – taste of bitter hopps , resiny , floral , and citrus in the background malt – sour / acidic body – aftertaste slightly bitter with hopps and citrus lingering
thehinge (267) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 4, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This has a big piney aroma.....love that. Pours a bright orange with an off white head. Lacing is plentiful. There’s not much to dislike about this IPA. Caramelly, fruity front end with a balanced, hoppy finish. Very good for the style.
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 (4445) - Milton, Delaware, 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 (1787) - 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 IPA’s. 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.