gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at New Belgium bar in Denver Airport. Pours gold orange with a foamy off-white head. Incredibly floral aroma. Lots of floral hops, crisp, some spice, some citrus peel.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Flying Saucer Houston.
Pours a nice cheddar amber with a nose of crisp grapefruit hops. Flavor is crisp and tart grapefruit, orange peel, all with a pine finish. Average mouthfeel. Tasty.
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 can’t rate is quality over price and if that was a rating stat, this brew would be out of the ballpark! I’ve been a big fan of IPA’s 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 (7506) - 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 wasn’t 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 (1415) - 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.