Capa (1963) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAY 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper orange with a nice white head. Citrus, oranges, light caramel malts, grapefruit in the aroma. Real smooth- nearly muted bitterness compared to aroma. Orange, grapefruit, caramel malts. Not too bitter. The aroma and flavor donít mesh in bitterness projection. Having said that, itís a very nice IPA. Super refreshing and easy drinking.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
This isnít the best IPA Iíve ever had, but itís very, very good.
Nice color and one of the best lacing left on the glass that Iíve seen in quite a while. Aroma is fruity but not just citrus. Flavor is well balanced with the malt, and itís not just citrus slamming the taste buds, which is a nice change.
Palate isnít the typical crisp finish, so it loses points here. Itís actually a bit creamy, but not overly so.
Overall, this is a solid beer, but doesnít line up perfectly with the standard profile so its rating suffers from that, but itís definitely a great beer. Props to Jaime.
IrishBoy (3799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Siskiyou Micro Pub. Nose of floral and citrus hops. Hazy amber orange with a big off white head. Flavor and finish is hop bitterness.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Very pleasant hoppy aroma with citrus mixed in. Pours a dark translucent golden. Good hops flavor and very clean finish.
nickd717 (3457) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. A good but not standout IPA. Hazy golden orange color with a frothy white head. Aroma of floral and citrusy hops. Flavor is malt (less sweet than usual for the style), floral hops, spices, and hemp. Medium body with medium-high carbonation.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4/18/09 at Hops and Props, Seattle, Wa. Aroma is light and very citrusy with a bit of watermelon. Appearance is hazy orange with a well maintained white head. Flavor is light for an IPA with malt balance being near even to bittering with a lingering watrmelon finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with spritzy carb texture. Overall, quite good, but might not be big enough to satisfy some of the big IPaA crowd.
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange pour, wispy white head with moderate retention and good lacing. Aroma is biscuity with distinctive spicy notes, oregano and Bolognese sauce. Sweet malt dominates the flavour initially before giving way to spicy hops, then a long spicy finish dominated by oregano and pepper notes. Full body, balanced carbo. Good.
smprochak (23) - Washington, USA - APR 13, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth and lots of flavor. The color of this beer looked great too. One of the best IPAís Iíve tasted.
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle, via 5000. Pours a slightly hazy orangish gold body with a nice one inch foamy off-white head that showed nice retention. The nose is laced with floral hops with a bit of a citrus note over a lightly toasty and caramel malt base. The flavor is fairly bright, the hops are more floral and perfumy tasting than I was expecting for a West Coaster. Thereís a bit of an orange rind oil bitterness to it as well, especially on the finish. Much more of a "balanced" IPA than I was expecting. Toasty and on the drier side as far as the malt goes, but this does have a little sweetness on the back end. Medium bodied with a lingering moderately bitter finish and soft fizzy carbonation. This was OK, but it was a bit of a letdown for me. I was looking for something a bit more aggressive than this.
maxa9 (27) - , Washington, USA - APR 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bomber, in a snifter. Murky orange with medium head. Faint lacing. Flavors are raisin, citrus. Medium but pleasing palate. Bitter finish. Solid beer.