blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, tangerine orange color topped by a slight soapy looking head, nose is grapefruit and cinammon rolls, flavors of bread, citrus fruits and peppery, dry bitter finish
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5-24-08 bottle shared by Humulone_Red - thanks!
Semi thick yellow orange with no head in my pour. Smell is soapy hops with a touch of some floral notes in there. The base is mostly soap seemingly as the flavor and mouthfeel remind me of just that. Overall, drinkable but not boldly hopped or balanced.
Stine (1441) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle. Clear, golden amber. Soft, resinous aroma; full centennial florals and a bit of dull astringency. Sweet-salty presence of whole garlic cloves and dried tomato acidity hinting. Bitterness seems harsh in the flavor; peppery, forward sharpness; softer moments of mango and pear; skins more present than fruit. Lightly syrupy medium palate, softly carbonated; edgy finish of dry grass and weeds, and some doughy malt sweetness lingering through. Herbal toned hops seem acrid throughout, with that crispy, vegetal resinous bitterness most recurrent, and the dusky floral smoothness too reticent. Thanks Pete!
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle thanks to todd for this one.....pours a clear and transparent orange-brown with a thin fluffy white soapy head..... perfumey nose of floral and sweet citrusy hops..... muted earthy citrus hops and grass lended to the flavors. finish presented a light bitterness. mouthfeel was smooth, fairly light with a medium body and a dry finish....not a bad ipa.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, courtesy of wickedpete. Thanks, Pete! Pours a hazy, golden-orange color; very light tan head with decent retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of floral, earthy hoppiness in the aroma; soft, somewhat resiny and smooth, creamy hop bitterness. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: resiny, creamy hoppiness (earthy, floral), candy sugar malts; good balance of chewy malts and reasonably soft, resiny hop bitterness; solid IPA, but not really my favorite hop character. Medium finish: breadiness, sugary malts, and some lingering hops.
argo0 (11078) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, thanks wickedpete) Lightly hazed apple juice body topped by small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, grassy/grapefruit, some orange/floral, dusky. Taste is medium sweet, grassy/grapefruit, light dusky, lemongrass. Watery light-medium body, some resin.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Humulone_Red. Thanks!
Pours murky orange with no lasting head. Smell is a bit dirty, funky, and hoppy. Interesting peachy taste, but earthy, mellow and dirty mustiness coming from the hops. Decent, but not what I was expecting, nor usually like.
presario (4423) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had not heard of Ninkasi before the 2008 beer trip. Giant aroma. Amber. Dry. I found the hops lighter than expected.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An orange appearance with a rather large white head. The aroma contains some herbal notes and oranges. The flavor is more malty than bitter with some lemons and oranges. Well balanced and not a hop bomb. Simple but nice.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAY 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a tight white head. Decent grassy hop and bready malt aroma. Medium body and smooth. Flavor is mildly sweet malts at first then sweet grassy and floral hops. Nicely bitter to finish. Good IPA