swillguzzler99 (143) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a tinge more copper than a typical ’beer.’ Bubbly with no head. Nose is of typical IPA, but a bit more mellow. Pleasantly bitter; followed by herby hops and a mild linger. Pretty tasty.
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2011 Very nice pungent aroma of alpha hops (the nicest feature of this brew) in a nicely colored pale with frothy head; taste is bitter (didn’t quite get 70+) and pleasant but also rather dry with a high attenuation taste; goodnot great from NB
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pale with large white head. firm bitterness before a ton of piney, herbal an citrus hop flavors with a beautifully bone dry finish with little sweetness but well balanced malts. the alcohol is present, maybe slightly overly so for a 6.5%abv, but a very good ipa
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a clear golden with a medium white head with good lacing. Aroma is of light citrus hops. Sweet fruity hop flavor with a hint of peach. Well balanced mild bitterness. Very nice.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from a local grocery store in Hatteras.
Aroma: The nose is fairly hoppy with notes of both pine and citrus. There seems to be some malt in the background but I can’t quite put a finger on the exact aroma.
Appearance: It pours a light amber color with a fairly large and dense off-white head. Excellent head retention and nice lacing left behind.
Taste: As you would expect, the flavor is hop forward with lots of citrus and a touch of pine. The malt is a little more obvious in the taste with notes of lightly toasted malt and a bit of biscuit.
Palate: Medium bodied with slightly softer than average carbonation leading to a medium to long, bitter finish.
Overall: Definitely better than average, this brew would make a great daily drinker. Very tasty stuff and definitely worth a try.
ljstephenson (249) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - OCT 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, dark orange pour with a dissapating white head. Aroma is citrusy with peach and grapefruit, moderate hops and pine. Flavor is peach and tangerine, moderate alcohol presence. Finishes dry, little bite, very soft.
Jow (2548) - New York, USA - OCT 13, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
During brewery tour we tapped a line in beer cellar and enjoyed some Ranger before it was filtered. Can’t get any fresher than this. Pours a hazy gold with big head. Lots of cirtus like limes and grapefruit. plenty of pine and floral hops. crisp and great. this was an amazing experience.
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Seen and heard about this being out there, but hadn’t really tried it for review.
Pours a nice gold color, with fine carbonation. Pretty large white head, very fine lacing.
Aroma, some spicy hops, citrus, not real strong smell.
Taste, not, like most West Coast IPA’s, more malty and flavor hop like, not super bitter.
Pretty OK though, but wouldn’t be my 1st choice.
fair body. nothing super special, but I’d drink it again.
hockeyhead303 (2) - Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2010 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
pour very gold pale color with a fine bubble white snow cap head
smell is very citric i detect cascade hops and i believe chinook very good maybe little pine and faint malt in the smell taste is strong pine citris fruit grape fruit orange lemon upfront then a slight sweet malt biscuty tone with a lingerine dry cirtric bitterness very pleasent medium light body and lots of buble but mmmm refreshing overall this is a very good ipa with a twist cuz it is sessional and refreshing but complex
markwise (4643) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Taco Mac’s. Pours clear gold with a small white head. Nose is malt, some grain, some slight citrus and pine. Flavor is similar with small malt character and a bit of pine and citrus. Mild, standard IPA- good starter beer, a bit potent for a session beer. I would have never known it was a 6.5% beer.