tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Several samples from Jwillis at Lukas Liquors on a Saturday afternoon. Pours copper orange with some khaki head. The aroma is robust with American piney hops, and caramel malts. Body is is on the full side, with lingering bitterness. Good stuff for sure.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Robe cuivrée très claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche mince. Arômes de houblon, d’agrumes et de sucre. Saveurs de houblon, d’agrumes et de malt caramélisé.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from crosling. Arpicot color and aroma. Great malt/ hop balance.Smooth with nice refreashing citrus flavors. Very good IPA.
JoeinDahlem (1342) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color with filmy, white head. Hoppy aroma with tinges of lemon and grapefuit. Flavor is mildly bitter, lemony, and even a bit musty. (What yeasts did they use in there?... Could that have all come from the hops?) The citrus adds an element of rfreshment to a beer that nevertheless finishes bitter and dry. Great summer IPA for washing down a grilled burger.
extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright, clear orange color with an insignificant white head. Almost overpowering floral/pine hop aroma that’s mirrored in the taste - not bad bad by any means but perhaps a bit too piney for my palate.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Filtered and golden hued. Finger width of bone white head. Good soapy zesty citrus nose. Slightly earthy. Medium to full bodied. Clinging head. Medium malts but a big hop palate. Moderate bitterness. Orange nuances mixed with resinous and soapy pine hop flavors. Great flavors and drinkability. I will be having many for of these in the future!
Indra (2662) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 12oz. bottle. Satisfyingly strong hop aroma, fresh, green and citric with notes of tangerine, grapefruit, orange zest and woodsy pine, along with a mere suggestion of lurking toasty malt sweetness. Deep, clear golden amber color with a rapidly fading head. Flavor is likewise juicy, resinous and full of hop character from start to finish, with a resonant, drying bitterness present, and along with the potent, nearly overriding blend of citric and pine flavors, there exists a gentle malt undercurrent. Regardless, the hops are utterly, undeniably dominant. Oily, and a bit rough on the palate, very lightly warming with a medium body. Hop craving satiated, if nothing else.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a kinda burnt orange color. Aroma is very piney with some caramel base. Tastes sweet at first followed by bitter citrus and grapefruit. I remember this being fairly well balanced, leaning more towards citrus and pine flavors than the others, while not being over the top. Pretty nice.
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle-pours a retaining foamy white head and yellow color. Aroma is sweet citrus/pine hops, secondary /faint malt. Nice. Taste is lemon, sweet citrus/pine/floral bitter hops, secondary /faint medium malt, chewy. Session IPA. Mild carbonation.
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clear caramel colored pour with a lasting white head. Aroma is full of citrusy goodness, hops are dominate - that’s a good thing! Palate is light with the perfect amount of carbonation. Good citrusy hop flavor, maybe just a touch sweet.