sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large beige head, good retention and nice coating lace. Very hazy, orange copper color. Light citrus and honey aromas, lightly spicey with some caramel malty notes as well. Body is medium, carbonation is a bit prickly. Gentle citrus flavors, dry maltiness, light earthy notes, caramel malts, orangey, fruity. Dry , fruity finish with a mild hop bite. Salright.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this was a slightly above average IPA. It had a red-orange color with nice and durable head formation. The beer was translucent with some haziness. Flavor was very balanced - the beer had nice quantities of both hop and maltiness. Hop quality was evident, but I didn’t find it to be extremely assertive. To my taste the hoppiness that was present was not overly fruity. This beer struck me as not being extremely memorable. It’s not "extreme" in flavor, nor was it really superlative in terms of balance, etc.
Recommended, but don’t rush to the liquor store.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled from Capones, shared with the Mad_Indian. Pours Orange with a good size off-white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, and spices. The flavor is smooth, citrus, pine, with a touch of caramel. Good brew.
alexanderj (3317) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; I think from kleyland. Poured a nice orange amber with off white head. Aroma of orange/citrusand toffee. Pretty aggressive in taste and the palate. Good balance between the malt and hops; an almost roasted element. Hops flavor of citrus, grass and pine. Agree with an earlier post that said it was too assertive for them. Still it was a well done version, if not a top notch version for me.
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up single 500 ml bottle from Cellar’s Wine & Spirits in St Paul, MN. Pours a semi cloudy, orange amber brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that leaves behind a white ring and film. Aroma of mostly citrus and pine scents with a touch of caramel malt and herbal raisins. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with a light and dry citrus flavor that quickly disappears. Finsih has a citrus and yeast aftertaste that makes this a good IPA.
ogivlado (5716) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a trade with oh6gdx, thanks Patrik.
Bottled(500ml). -Deep hazy orange coloured, medium sized white head, honey floral nose. The aroma is very bitter spicy, ffruity and hoppy with notes of yeast. Also lots of yeast sediment. Quite good IPA.
unclemattie (4185) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My 60th IPA rating: 500mL bottle, orange label. Appearance is cloudy orange with a frothy, white foam. Aroma is piney and citrusy. Love those Cascades!! Flavors are citrus and floral hops on top of a sweet caramel malt goodness. Creamy texture with hints of fruit. Medium bodied. A textbook recipe for an IPA. Lingering bitterness in the finish.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma initially of sweet malt. As the beer opens piney, citrus and floral hop notes develop. The hops do not overpower the malt at all. Nicely balanced aroma. Pours cloudy copper with a big, creamy, rocky white head. Flavor was a very nice balance of creamy sweet malt and citrusy hops. Creamy on the palate with good carbonation. Finishes with a lingering hoppy dryness.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed light umber color with a moderate dark cream colored head. Quite traditional smelling with floor malt, light pine wood and hints of grapefruit zest. Extreme IPA in the flavor department. Light pale malt sweetness with a touch of raisins in the start which lead to a full punch of hops. Herbs, pine, grapefruit zest, some more herbal liquors, and lemon cleaner all hit hard in the middle and finish. Finish is long, dry and bitter. A touch too assertive in my book. I think this would easily survive just about any journey. I’m not sure that I will try this again, but I would be tempted to set one aside and see what happened.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of hops, cascades, and some malts. Pored orange/amber/brown in color with a huge, foamy, tan head, that lasted throughout. Flavor is medium bitter. Tastes of Cascades, and lots of caramel malt. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malty finish. Overall, an average IPA.