cgarvieuk (15379) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home ... brougth back from GBBF 08 ... Crisp clear amber ... sweet piney hop ...light sweet fruity hop ... quite a lot of what i think of as american hops ... little light malt.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: bottle at GBBF.
Bright golden brown coloured with a superb off white head, good lace and in excellent condition. Big grassy aroma with some really good malt, brown sugar and lovely citric character. Well balanced, very American and bloody gorgeous. If all that could follow on into the mouth then this would be absolutely stunning. Sadly it doesn’t. All that there is in the aroma is here but it’s just engulfed by clear notes of fat and oil. It’s such a shame this could be amazing. When all is said and done, I have given this a 3.7 and that certainly denotes a very good beer. Point is it’s almost an incredible one and clearly could be.
Homebrewerguy (304) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours amber with a good head and lacing, citrus hops assault the nose upon first sampling, taste is of those citrus hops totally, no maltiness to speak of,very mild hopping for an IPA, as stated it truly bucks tradition. A nice offering if you want just American hop flavor.
dchmela (2710) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy BeerandBlues2. Pours a light copper gold with a thick white head. Citrus grassy hop aroma. Light malt and chewy spicy hop taste. Very easy drinking IPA, great balance of the hops and malt, good job!
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours golden with a white head. Smells of citrus hops permeate around the glass. Has a medium light mouthfeel that stings with carbonation. Flavors of citrus hops abound with a slight caramel sweetness in the background. Overall this is a real nice IPA. American style at its best and really captures the hop flavor real nice.
CanIHave4Beers (3399) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is very nice, like fresh hops, a little citrusy. A small head sticks around and leaves a nice lace. The beer is clear with an light golden color. The taste is very pleasant and well balanced for an IPA, don’t get me wrong this is hoppy, and has a great bitter flavor, but there is a good malty sweetness in there as well producing a nice fruity balance. Different and good.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2009 Big thanks to BFC for sending this beer to me. Jake said it was a good session IPA, and that is exactly what this one is. In fact, it might really be one of the best session IPA I’ve had, and probably second only to Two Hearted. A big bold hop presence, but lots of malt and caramel to balance things out. Nice mix of floral and bitter hops. Neither one takes control, and they both compliment each other greatly. Not overpowering, but not watery either. And, at 7%, it is perfect for drinking an entire 6er! I was really glad to have tried this. Thanks Jake!!
Nephilium (1424) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice strong grapefruit aroma when this bottle was opened. Pours a slightly hazy darker amber, with just a thin cap of white head. This is really a hop bomb. Strong grapefruit hops with just a hint of caramel malts lurking in the background. Nice long finish, with just a hint of bitterness. An exceptional IPA.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at GBBF 08. Golden amber with a persistent white head. Lots of big floral hops on the nose and wonderfully fruity and hoppy in the mouth. The palate is perfect and the flavours are strong but not over the top. A very, very good IPA. You finish one and immediately desire another.
BuckeyeBoy (2895) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Pours out a gold topped with a off white head. Aroma of citrus hops with some malt. Tast is more citrus with a little sweetness. A taste IPA for a hot day.