TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice citus/grapefruit, earthy bitterness. Gread head, almost grey/orange looking. Nice malt flavour, turns too quickly to the hops. The hops dominate the palate and then fade out bitter. It’s quite good, worth having again the bitterness doesn’t last too long.
jgb9348 (4437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy copper coloured body with a very thin slightly-off white head and a bright glow. Aroma of potent hops, apples, fruit, resin and a touch of pine are all noticeable and very strong at that. Medium-bodied; Strong assertive hops in the flavour with pine and floral notes very strong coupled with a well-balanced malt backbone and a lightly bittered finish. Aftertaste shows a lot of pine and floral hops, a good amount of malt and a good metallic and pungent earthy finish. Overall, a nice IPA - strong as hell showing a lot of good hop character and a flash of bitterness, paired with the perfect amount of malt. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Ye Olde Spirit Shop in Frederick, Maryland on 29-July-2010, sampled at home in Washington on 12-September-2010.
cstuartj (900) - Washington, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bright golden yellow in color. Small off-white head. Hoppy nose. Bitter grassy hop attack. Finishes ok.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to my friend Rachel for bringing this back for me. Pours amber/orange, thin off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is woody hops, nice indeterminate hops, sweet malt, nice light smokiness? Kinda cool, also light stonefruit and loads of earthy mineral notes. Flavours run to the woody side as well, I’m suspecting some English hops here. Palate is nicely bitter, especially since we’ve being doing some lighter IPAs tonight, this is bigger, richer, sweeter, and raspier. Earth and cedar persist into the mouth, lightly celeric/boiled vegetables in the finish, but really this is the only black mark against this surprisingly excellent IPA which I have never heard of before tonight.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy amber with a thick white head. Nice aroma. Hopy and vegital. Flavour is very full. Bitter hopy and vegital. Very nice finish. The aroma is slightly woody as well. The lingering aftertaste eventually becomes spicy. This is a well balanced and delicate brew.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old Schoolhouse Brewery --Ruud Awakening IPA Draft Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 7.20% ABV. 75+IBU’s? (3.75 / 5.0) Thin lacy off white head. Clear rich pretty dark amber color .Dense tight pellicle. Earthy mildly floral herbal pine hop front. Cloying earthy bitter rich caramel pine biscuit malty dry sweet mild fruit body. Crusty bitter but tasty rich hop spice end. Oddly balanced. Sampled 8/7/2010. 2 @ $5.99 Each.
Goodgrief (1740) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to eaglefan538 for allowing me to try a neww beer from a new brewery. Complex hop flavor, pine and earthy hops, with also some citrus. Biscuity and caramel malts, but certainly not overly sweet. Moderate to high level of bitterness.
eaglefan538 (2815) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from SL. The pour was quite nice, very genrous white colored head on top of a light amber color, body with some haze to it. The aroma was rich resinous piney bitterness, light and faint caramel. The flavor was full of the resinous piney hops, some floral character, strong bittering hops, and a caramel but somewhat dry base. Full body and malt support, yet they were not sweet or "balancing," much more on the dry side of things giving this IPA a nice fullness. A little more of the West Coast flavored hops vs. the seemingly noble bittering hops, and this thing would be kicking! Very nice as it was and at a very fair price if I recall correctly!
omhper (18748) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled from Spokane, WA. Clear brownish amber, rich head. Evdient grapefruit aroma,. Sweet wth clean, rounded mouthfeel. Hops mix with syrup and caramel in a potent concotion. Very bitter finish. A big, solid and aromatic IPA with real bite.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010-07-01. Hazy dark orange body, small beige head. 3+ Flavour has a pleasant bitterness throughout, resiny hops and mild citrus character. Lightly astringent notes occasionally pop up in the finish. Modest hoppy aroma, light citrus and resin. 7+ Average palate. Pretty solid IPA. Bottle at Seattle International Beer Festival