GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear yellow pour with a white head. Aroma of citrusy hops. Nice hp flavor with some bready, biscuity malt.Good balance. Some spicy hop aftertaste. Some lacing.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a translucent yellow gold with a reddish tint. The head is a 1/8 inch layer of sudsy film.
Aroma: Fruity hops, bready and spicy malt.
Taste: Spicy European like malts, a mixture of big bitter agressive hops with a bit of a citrus punch in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Juicy and moderately carbonated.
Overall: A very bitter and spicy approach to the style. Very solid.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to swalden28, golden orange color with a sweaty grapefruit aroma, flavors is a little overly bitter but has good fruity hopness with a flinty finish
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2010 On tap at the Long Room in Chicago. Pours a very light golden, almost of a dark Pilsner look very clean looking. A small white rocky and lightly creamy head that stayed throughout. Aroma is nicely layered fresh citric hops, however, they arenít overly potent, more like smelling a peel instead of the fruit, a bit of an earthy character to the hops. Flavor is much the same, clean and crisp hoppiness. I keep detecting some mint in there, I swear someone snuck in and threw some saaz in the beer. A pale malt character holds the sweetness to a minimum, and the resin character remains throughout. Definitely the cleanest IPA Iíve had
Whoa big time rerate: I love the long room but they switched the menu to Ranger but still served Mighty Arrow. Argh! Anyway, this is a pretty good IPA had served fresh on the tap. Nice strong citric grapefruit character along with some grassiness. Nice biscuity malt in the back and just enough piney and pleasant bitter finishing hops. Really nice when fresh
heemer77 (5053) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2012 Going to crank up my rating. I have bought this on and off as maybe my second or third most often repurchased beer in the last couple of years. An absolutely solid and always tasty fairly bitter IPA both bottled and on tap. My go to IPA along with Boulevard Singlewide. Old rating follows. From a Folly Pack. Deep amber gold colored brew with a long lasting bright eggshell white head. Nose of sugared grapefruit and toast. There is also amaretto liqueur. The taste is fairly sweet with a nice lingering grapefruit bitter finish. There is also a pleasing woody note. Slightly spicy, especially at the end of each drink. Well made and it has a surprisingly light body for the abv. I have tried more of this recently and it is a nice relatively subtle IPA.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 1/28/10. 22oz bomber. Best before 09JUL10. Filtered with a golden hue. Somewhat vigorous pour, mixed with room temperature produced almost three fingers of pillowy off-white head. Cavernous, heady aromas of bright grapefruit and pine. Just a touch soapy, but it still works. Medium bodied with a good palate and hop character. Base malt bill is a little thin, but still makes for a very quaffable brew. The hops hit the sweet and the tart mostly, with a tingle on the sour and tangy. Medium astringency and effervescense. The hop flavors are sweet citrus, bitter grapefruit and sticky, resinous pine. Somewhat tingling and dryness in the moderately lingering finish. Iíll never turn one down, but I doubt Iíll seek it out.
tmoreau (1916) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to Brad at Lunar Brewing Co. Poured to a Czech-pils glass a hazed, light orangy amber with frothy, off white, bubbly foam to the head, and very clingy curtains of lacing that reduced to lasting spots and streaks. The aroma was mainly resiny pine, with a little back-up grapefruity citrus, and just a hint of fruit sweetness. The flavor added malt and a light sharpness/astringency to the medium, resiny bitterness that lasted through the finish, along with some dryness. If you enjoy more of a resiny hop bitterness to your IPA, this one will work for you.
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark gold with little to no head. Lightly piney aroma and flavor with a decent malt presence and a pleasantly bitter finish. A little disappointing, but definitely one to try again and re-rate if necessary.
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into the glass with a white head. Aroma is resin and citrus. Flavor has a simple bready malt with a huge bitter bite and an incredibly dry finish. Not a bad IPA, but probably one I wonít buy much.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark gold with a nice cream white head. Grapefruit and almost wet hop nose. Flavor is big with cascade and simcoes, well balanced with malt and good kick from the 7%. Nice little bitter hoppy finish.