merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours a clear golden amber with a tall offwhite head that retains well and deposits lavish patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrusy pink grapefruit with some notes of orange and pine. Creamy light medium body is aggressively carbonated. Taste is bitter but not one dimensional.. Pink grapefruit with apricot hints open, followed by an earthy and grassy bitterness. Honey drenched biscuit notes add a tasty malt balance. Very well done.
TomDecapolis (4579) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at New Belgium Hub in DIA. Pours a lightly hazy orange with golden amber notes and a creamy off white head that laced. aroma of floral and citrusy hops, light caramel and toasted malt. Flavor of pine, light grapefruit, floral hop notes and lightly toasted malt.
tomthompson89 (1922) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this one was fine but not something I would reach for.... too piney weird malt character
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours orange-gold with a thin white head that leaves a slight amount of lace. Aroma is grapefruit, lemon, caramel, grass, light floral, and an extremely light vegetal note that I cannot put my finger on. Flavor shows the same with heavy citrus emphasis, except the malt seems to show more bread and cracker than caramel. There is even a slight cardboard note that made me recheck the date on the bottle. Nope, still fresh. Overall, light to moderate sweetness, with light to moderate bitterness. Fairly balanced, but nothing to write home about.
hopscotch (9843) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Clear golden ale with a small, delicate, white head. The aroma is vegetal, but not bad – herbal and grassy. Is that asparagus I’m picking up? Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and zippy carbonation. Smooth, flavorful hops; not much of a bite up front. The bitterness really stands front and center in the finish – dries out a bit, but the bitterness hangs on.
mcberko (7808) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, pours hazy golden. Aroma of hops and caramel malt. Flavour is standard hops with a big malty backbone. Very nice IPA.
knights97 (107) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Falls short on all front. The aroma is rather weak with a strong pine nut taste that overpowers the citrus flavor of your typical IPA’s. Rather thin in body while being rather cardonated. Didn’t much care for it.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6-pack from Mr. Bill’s. Been meaning to try this one for a while, but hadn’t gotten around to it. Fairly typical northwest IPA with bold citrus and pine tree aroma. Despite all the hops, beer is surprisingly easy on the palate.
WesKBob (563) - Bethany, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent golden orange color with a moderate white head. Good retention. Aroma is piney hops and a hint of citrus. Flavor is dominated by piney and citrus hops. Just a hint of caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and clean finish. A little one-dimensional, but not a bad IPA.
Hoonerific (16) - USA - MAY 18, 2010
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lackluster IPA - smell was a very bland aroma of soured citrus. A very quick and sharp sour taste hit my tongue at first taste. This did not last very long and evolved into a slightly better aftertaste of pine, citrus and a nice well rounded hint of chocolate, which redeemed this beer. The aftertaste was really the only moderaely complex part of this beer. Enjoyable enough, but not enough to justify the price.