HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of jbye4334. Poured a deep golden color with a foamy, egg shell head. Nose is primary notes of pine and citrus and secondary notes of toasted pale malt and caramel. Medium body with ample carbonation and a slightly watery mouth feel. Flavor is mostly sweet with mild hop bitterness. Fairly well balanced from the earthy citrus notes and caramel sweetness. Very good!
theisti (3806) - Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2012 12 oz purchased at Lukas, OP. Stamp on bottle is not legible, though last two digits are 10, which is good I suppose. Pour is a hazed orange yellow with a nicely building two inch white head. Aroma is really nice and rounded orange and peach fruit bitter sweetness along with a nice grainy resin character. Behind the hops is a toasted caramel malt that gives it some body. Taste is the nose, though the resin comes through a bit stronger (and danker) than the fruit sweetness. In addition, there is a sugar sweetness that stuck out a bit, and detracted. The malt is also more present, which actually helps build a very nicely balanced IPA. With the exception of the sugar, the flavors blend nicely, though lack some of the pop of the nose - perhaps this is a freshness issue. Palate is medium bodied, slight lower carbonation level that really lets the resin coat the
mouth. I liked this one, amazed I had never rated it. I’m not even sure I had ever had it.
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Citrus and floral hops on top of dough and caramel malts. Somewhat fruity and floral with some sweetness as well. Pours golden orange with great thick sticky lace and awesome head retention. Floral, grapefruit, lime, and some orangey notes. Softer fruit flavors, doÙghy malts and quenching juicy fruit flavors in the finish. Balanced and drinks nicely for 7percent. I would love to try this on tap.
blutt59 (6469) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, via trade with jbye4334, golden amber with creamy white foam, aroma of pineapple and juicy fruit gum, flavor of hoppy congealed orange jello, pineapple salad, decent finish
Stanzio (7) - Roma, ITALY - MAR 14, 2010 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Utobeershop. Color is orange, amber with a sparkling white head. Aroma of hops and taste bitter and hoppy too. A classic IPA a bit too fizzy for the palate.
DalzAle (2020) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bonus thanks to aplusbreaks. Clear golden pour, quickly dissipating carbonation and a syrupy sweet hop aroma. Flavor is bitter orange, sweet hops and finished efferesent and creamy. Not bad!
achtungpv (254) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very enjoyable IPA. No harsh hoppiness...about as smooth as an IPA can be while still be hoppy. As close to a session IPA as you can get.
fallingleaves (32) - Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favourite IPA without a doubt. A perfect blend of both fruits and citrus and complex! The beer hits initially like a good IPA should, with hops, and then transends into a fruity after taste finished off with a final taste of spices. I wish I still lived in Fort Collins so I could get this fresh.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to jbye4334. Pours with a slightly hazed golden body and a large white head. Aroma of citrus, pine and hay. A bit of orange and a bit of an off dirty note. Taste is floral hops and juicy citrus. Pretty nice. Some ruby grapefruit. I like it! Light to medium bubbles. Dry finish. Quite smooth actually.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at I-Tap in Chesterfield, MO. Pours a slightly hazed gold with white head. Nose is lacking in individuality. It’s a bit muddled and too floral, lacking resiny notes. Some sweetness pokes through as well. On taste, it’s a bit too sweet and not near bitter enough. Meh.