nearbeer (4156) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz, bb 24 Oct 10. Clear, burnt orange with a lasting foam above. Aromas of orange caramel, grapefruit, resin and light catspray. Flavor of resin, grain husks, bitter grapefruit. Finish of peppery wood. Near-medium body is smoothly carbonated, hop-tingly, and finishes well dry.
asedzie (677) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma has mild bright citrus notes, some light pine resin, a little bit of earth, a hint of breadiness. Malt is round and substantial with notes of caramel and hay, very clean, with just a little hop bite about midway through. Not a very long finish really, just a little bit of resiny hop flavor staying on after a sip.
Dedollewaitor (14641) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ J.C.G US Tasting, Pt 3. Pours clear dark golden with a creamy head and lacings. Nose is peach and citrus. Very hoppy and crisp fruity hop flavor. Medium and smooth palate. Nice
adam42381 (383) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a light to medium golden color which is quite a bit lighter than I normally expect from an IPA. 1 finger white creamy head which dissipates quickly.
Smell: Very strong hops with a bit of pine and hints of citrus rinds.
Taste: Pretty decent amount of hops up front. Pine flavor is dominant with just a hint of lemon peel. Not as much bitterness as one would expect from an IPA. Finish is simple and not overpowering.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a light amount of carbonation. Quite smooth.
Drinkability: High drinkability for a beer with an ABV of 6.5%. You could knock back a few without any trouble.
Overall: Iíd rate this as an above average IPA. Itís not something Iíll actively seek out but Iíll finish my six pack and wonít consciously avoid it in the future.
beermanjoe (4) - edwardsville, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BB 13/10/10 alc 6.5 Poured medium amber w/not much head or lacing. Crisp citrus (lime) nose. Pleasant hops bite on the tongue. Light body I get an orange sweetness in the center. Good crisp hop finish. Not much malt evident. Surprisingly complex, well crafted American style IPA. This joins my list of session beers
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, best by Sept 19, 2010 (bottled June 19?). I think this is right at one month old...pretty fresh. Pours crystal clear yellow, lightly amber with a two finger white head, leaves nice rings of lacing and holds a good foamy cap. Aroma is citrus and pine with a noticeable amount of yeast and bread. Average. Flavor is nice blend of citrus, pine, earthy/grassy hops, touch of sweet malt in the middle, fair bitterness on the finish. Doesnít really feel like 70 IBU. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slick, medium carbonation. Solid IPA, nothing groundbreaking, but solid.
glorydaze (35) - Savannah, Georgia, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Starts with a slightly sweet grapefruit taste deep in the palate but finishes with a strong dry, hoppy bite. Nice carbonated feel. Good IPA.
mnurda (1193) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample from the taster pack. Beautifully hopped and carbonated. Loved this one
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful golden color with lots of effervesence and a huge pure white head. Nose is all hops. Taste is hoppy with enought carbonation and fullness to make for a very enjoyable beer. Pairs well with corned beef on pumpernickel.
jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
lite strong orange color, found some great lacing and good head, hoppy, just balanced right, pine smell. 6 of 10 in Chicago. 92%