leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - APR 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great IPA all around - one of the best features that you canít rate is quality over price and if that was a rating stat, this brew would be out of the ballpark! Iíve been a big fan of IPAís for many years and this beer is on par with Rogue and Stone in terms of quality and character. Hoppy and malty - rich caramel balanced by citrus and pine. Starts and finishes with a bite - just like a good IPA should!!!
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz Bottle from Sampler Pack. Pours a gold amber with ample head that dissipated quickly. Floral hoppy aroma. Citrusy, hoppy flavor, but blended nicely with sugary malt, an easy drinker with a slightly bitter finish.
Rockcrawler (197) - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle. Pours a nice gold with a thick Lacey head that died down quickly. Aroma of herbal citrus hops with a soft malt hay background. Decent but not overpowering bitter taste with again a nice malt background. Palate is good, goes down without clinging and has a suitable amount of carbonation. Nothing special but a good IPA especially for the price.
vtmobile (43) - Alabama, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice hopy taste but the bloom is watery. Beautiful fine lacy head with nice butterscotch aroma. Drinkable but second tier of IPAs
Ughsmash (7408) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured clear, bright golden with a short, dense cap of whitish head. The aroma picked up a juicy blend of orange and grapefruit over a pale malt and caramel base.. soft overall and very well balanced. The flavor found bready and caramel sweetness at the core, leaving a bit of residual sugar on the finish.. moderate-plus bitterness around in the form of juicy citrus and spicy pine.. a touch hot on the finish, but it was tasty. Medium-bodied with ample carbonation on the palate.. dry and bitter at the end with the aforementioned residual bitterness.. balance wasnít perfect, but it was a good drinker overall.
HopBurp (74) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loved the aroma of this one. Very distinctive grapefruit aroma and hop taste. Nice bite to it. Enjoyable! well done.
flatmatt (1305) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours golden amber with a white head. Fresh hoppy aroma with lots of grapefruit and florals. Flavor has a lot of floral hops with some citrus and pine notes; biscuit malt backup with some grassier hops toward the end. Palate is a bit on the thin side. Clean, but fairly unexciting.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Midtown. Pours golden amber with a diminishing white head. Nice citrusy and floral hop aroma. Lighter side of medium bodied with average carbonation. Pale caramel malt backbone to a nicely balanced bitterness of citrus and pine. Moderate bitter and semi dry finish with a slight amount of clinging resin. Nicely done. Pleasantly bitter without going over the top. Worth a repeat purchase.
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, golden pour with a thick white head, moderate lacing. Strong hoppy aroma, evergreens and pineapple. Light body, medium to low carbonation. Caramelized malty sweetness up front quickly fades to a bitter, hoppy bite. Quite a bit of pine. Mild sour aftertaste. Good, but the flavor is fleeting.
sethdude (704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very clear gold with a pillowy white head that lasts. Great lacing. Aroma is predictable, medicinal hops, with a faint orange funk. Flavor is a hesitant dark toast malt backbone and an overdone hop profile. Not as finely balanced as others in the category. Another example of "more is more", not "more is better".