Taverner (1076) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth, refreshing and floral. Everything a good IPA should be. No tricks up its sleeve, but a solid floral IPA. Pours a clear copper with some head - pretty frothy for an IPA. The palate on this guy is good - full of grassy, slightly piney and some grapefruit in there too.
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Fruity malty spicey grapefruit hoppy aroma. FRuity malty hoppy orange/grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy grapefruit finish.
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2008 Glimmering bronze with nice hop-pocked head. Lovely floral bouquet of hops with hints of fruit and interesting spiciness. Body is rather disappointing for an IPA. Spicy hops, some dankness and easy malt. Rather flat. Unimpressive.
DTM (783) - Winters, California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Market of Choice in Ashland, OR. Poured a copper color with a good sized head. Timfoolery and I picked up this bottle in Oregon on a camping trip and were very impressed by this brew. Had a perfect amount of hop flavor with the malt to give it a great backbone. Wish I had brought home a few more bottles.
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Market of Choice in Ashland, OR. I had never heard of this brand, but it impressed the hell out of me this Summer. One of my favorite brands from Oregon now, TD IPA shows a complex side with a malt backbone and a citrus/partial pine hop. Great balance. Related in flavor to their Tricerahops (which has a flavor cousin named Dreadnaught), the TD is pure, drinkable joy.
spikester (602) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with small head and fair lacings. Floral piney hop nose. Taste is piney grapefruit hops and the malts lend a touch of pineapple that gives this a unique flavor. A very nice IPA as the hops are plentiful but not overwhelming. Nice long bitter-sweet finish. Will be seeing more of this beauty.
snowborder911 (3) - , Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very clear dark amber color. Didnt think it was an IPA at first glance. Great hop flavor. Best finish of an IPA I’ve ever had. Love this beer
Ratman197 (9036) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber poured a clear copper with a lasting ring of amber foam. Aromas of earthiness, carmel, pine and light passionfruit. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, light pine and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy amber color, nice white head and great lacing. The nose is grassy and fragrant, plenty of pine and orange in the nose. Ample caramel notes with a nice malty body never taking the focus off of the hops. Not bitter in the tail, more balanced towards the piney dry hops. Balanced and yummy. A little citronella note in the tail, which isn’t my favorite as far as hop notes.
Beer4000 (4322) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Hazy amber body with a firm off/white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grassy/floral hops and grapefruit. Flavor is sweet malty and quite bitter with grapefruit. Bitter finish. Relativly straight forward, no nonsense double IPA, but well made. Refreshing.