Aquilo (556) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden yellow color with a thin rocky head. Aroma is grapefruit, apricot and pine. Mildly bitter flavor, and an astringent mouthfeel. This is a much milder IPA than I am used to, which I think might actually be a good thing. It’s very drinkable. However, it is a bit strong for a session ale. Perhaps a late night session?
SHANER4 (480) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 12oz. - Poured clear copper color with medium off white head.
Aroma - very fresh citrus and grapefruit scent!
Flavor - alot of pungent hop taste for a regular IPA. Damn this beer has great flavor, kinda reminds me of a FFF IPA!
Palate - thin/medium mouthfeel and carbonation is average. Finish has nice pungent bite with lingering hop bud aftertaste!
Overall - Wow!! I really liked this beer, easy to drink with nice pungent hop flavor for hopheads like me!!
PsionSaint (57) - Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Huge aroma of hops - citrus and tons of floral. I mean it smells like a florist shop at first then the lemoney-grapefruity hops come through. Copper colored with a bit of off-white head that leaves nice lacing. Taste is far too fruity for me but in fairness, I did have this IPA in a night a many other hop-bomb IPAs.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Stone Toad in Appleton, WI. Pour was medium golden with a very nice fresh citrus hop character along with light malt and grapefruit. Real nice bitterness in the flavor that balances very well with the, again, very crisp malt bill. This brew is really well balanced and has a great supply of smooth hop character to make this a great IPA.
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was one of the finer regular IPA’s that i have had in a long time. The hops were very high on the scale but mixed well. The malt was a nice compliment and the finish was smooth. Excellent offering that i will drink again, gladly.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
golden honey white head. aroma is citrus mostly lemon. flavor is lemon grass hops with slight bitter finish.
Tommyp007 (33) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 bottle. Had a nice head, and a great hoppy aroma. Good Beer, a definite recommendation for someone looking for an IPA
aetheon (83) - The Gutter, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear copper color, moderate nice white head that stays and lots lacing.
a moderately strong hop flavor with a pretty good malty back bone. mouthfeel is full and somewhat creamy. An excellant example of an IPA
that I would drink again
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle from a Teeter in Greensboro, NC. Pours a lightly hazy pale yellow color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of fresh hops with some herbal notes and a toffee backbone. The taste is very bitter herbal and citrus hops with some pale malty notes. Medium bodied.
ttutony (691) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, almost orange color in the glass. Earthy hop aromas with notes of pine. Flavors on the palate are mostly hops as well with some fruity notes. Nice bitterness on the finish.