islay (1542) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Hoppy, classic IPA aroma of American-style citrus and pine as well as English-style dirt. Biscuity smell. Cotton candy scent. Pours a clear, effervescent, bright gold with a large amount of uneven, cream-colored head. Nice lacing. Hoppy, dry taste. Salt, lemon, and mineral flavors. Light to moderate body. Soft in the palate. Feels insubstantial. New Belgium Ranger India Pale Ale is a nice IPA, very much to style. It’s a pretty good example of a very good style, but it is not outstanding in any way.
emacgee (4408) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very clean translucent gold with aone finger frothy white head. Nose is very fruity and ctirusy, resinous, grapefruit and mango. Flavor is very similar, citrusy and resinous, grapefruit rind. There is a mild off character and astringency that I’ve seen on draft and is much worse in that context. Palate shows a nice medium bitterness and strange off character.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
For $2.99 a bomber, this beer rules. Pours clearish, light orange with a small white head and good lace. Smells lightly earthy and citrusy, slightly astringent. Tastes slightly musty, grassy and earthy hoppy. Some citrus. Medium body with good carbonation.
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased in Asheville, NC (unknown source)
Very tasty; smells incredible and pours beautifully. Highly recommended IPA.
theisti (3504) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tower Tavern in Kansas City, Missouri - I had the first shaker pint off of a fresh keg. Pour is mostly clear darker golden orange with a nicely formed one inch light tan head. Aroma is fresh grassy earthy hops, some pine notes, touch of sweet tropical fruits and a very dank character. Fresh nose. Taste is the nose, big on the hop of grassy pine, earth, and the dankness. The body also has some nice toasted caramel malt to balance everything up. The finish is very dry. Palate is thin to medium bodied, active carbonation and the dry finish. The earth and mineral of the hops are quite lasting in the aftertaste. Easy drinking beer, quite nice.
obguthr (4689) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Brewvival: DMSed aroma of cauliflower. Clear amber, medium head. Dry marigold flavor with a pine finish. It tasted slightly infected, but I appreciate the intent.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Translucent orange, frothy head. Quite piney, dank aroma, resinous and weighty but not cudgel-level. Slightly sweetish malt presence. Flavor is sweetish with some toasty, even slightly roasty malts before moving onto the brighter citric hops. Woody yet fruity hops flavors interdigitated with sweet, lightly toasty malts. Simple, but appealing. Has a lot of the hops presence I like without being an 8% abv beast, but I find the sweetness/toastiness a little out of place.
AmEricanbrew (6377) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark golden color/ beige head. Pungent ganja smoke, grassy hop aromas. medium body. Flavor is lots of bittering hops, with some mild ganja bud, on a semi dry pale malt base. wish the flavor lived up to the smell.....not bad though
RSRIZZO (1900) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into a Shaker glass at 41°. Color is a bright clear gold with good carbonation and a tight white head. Aroma is a big fresh floral hop scent. It has a lighter medium body that goes down with a creamy crisp feel. Finish comes in with a clean hoppy flavor, a touch of grain then a bold bright bitterness. In the after taste the bitterness holds on with a grassy hop taste. This is a well done IPA.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was creamy, two fingers high and off white with good retention and lacing. Attractive aroma that included the likes of earthy & citrusy hops, pale malt and a hint of vanilla. Light to medium bodied and dryish with moderate bitterness. There was a bit of chalk in the mouth. I tasted hop mostly. Citrus, grass, and dried leaves. The malt backbone was ample with notes of subdued graham and caramel. Lingering bitterness.