jrhammonds (29) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Did I have the same beer? I must say, my expectations were high, but I was sorely dissapointed with this IPA. It poured a shade darker than a filtered American lager--crystal clear and golden. Aroma was overwhelmingly citrus/tangerine (from the Amarillo, no doubt). A clean yeast and some slight wood notes also came through. The flavor matched the aroma with a thin mouthfeel and overpowering tangerine hop--some spice and soapiness also. The beer finishes with mainly citrus hop--not very bitter--fades quickly. Overall, this IPA seemed quite dry and overwhelmingly citric--would like to have tasted a more complex hop bill.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding aroma of spicy pine and citrus. Medium goldenpour with a nice and thick white head and lots of tiny bubbles. Very full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. Hoppy flavor, amarillo like with tangerines and grapefruit with a fine balance of caramel malt. Overall a real nice quaffer.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2008 Hazy amber with a medium head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit. Definitely approached the ’West Coast’ IPA, with the caramel malt just balancing the hop bite, but not a big ’backbone’ presence.Finishes with a grapefruit-like tangy bitterness. My type of brew.
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure what’s going on with the relatively low marks, I thought this was outstanding!
Pours a bright orange with a fluffy white head that quickly dissipates. Floral, orange, grapefruit, sugary aroma. Body has just the right amount of carbonation and a pleasant malty sweetness coupled with wonderful, almost fruit salad-like hoppiness. Finish is soft. Only complaint is that I wish the finish had more "bite" to it.
thegreenrooster (3399) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a bright orange with a almost no head at all. Aroma is very much citrus hops and very little malts. Flavor is a nice hop but again no real malts make an appearence. This is just an average IPA as the hops are there but not in a big way and very little malts show up. Would be a good session though except for the 7% abv.
drfabulous (4411) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hops. Almost like something you get at a local brewpub that is trying to be hip. Still, I think this is a decent beer that, in this part of the country, is a decent buy when you don’t have much to choose from.
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2008 I love this IPA. Roasted orange in color. Nice head retention. Good malt/hop balance. Lots of grapefruit and tangerine flavors. Not over-hopped like many IPAs. Better on nitro.
scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
A darker bodied IPA, finishes dryer than expected. Hoped for a better IPA. Heavy body with a light head.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an uber-clear gold with a dense, creamy off-white head. The nose is of grapefruit, pine and a hint of soap (odd). Medium-bodied, creamy and bitter, I had no complaints with the mouthfeel. The flavor followed the nose (except, thankfully, for the soap). Big grapefruit and less dramatic pine notes front a mildly sweet malt backing, but the balance was a bit off for my tastes. A good beer, to be sure, but not a great one. Thanks for sharing this one, Don!
Tejas (905) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 Mmmm, good fresh hoppy aroma. Smells like DFH 90 when we used to get fresh ones here. Great orange color w/ a lasting head. Good dry bitter palate. Very flowery. Really good big hop flavor. Seems almost an IIPA but not quite. Extremely solid every day IPA. Would drink regularily if it were here. Glad I brought two back from WY.