badlizard (5158) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from vintage cellars. Hazy brownish yellow with a fizzy white head. Grapefruit and hoppy aroma. Thick sticky palate. Fruity notes with a big malty taste moderate bitterness and some perfume hoppiness to the finish.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very little aroma to speak of especially for an IPA. Flavor was mediocre but left a fine bitterness to the palate. Not a bad beer but, being a hophead, gotta search for more hops.
HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A tasty IPA, but nothing to write home about. I would drink this one on a hot sweaty Richmond day.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Golden with a decent head. Spicy hop aroma with a hint of citrus and pine. A dry beer with tongue stripping acidity, but with enough malt backbone and residual sweetness to make it a good beer.
DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Secret Santa for this, which i didn’t realize was brewed by St. George. Pours clear medium copper with 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, wet hops, citrus, lemongrass, and slight funk. Tastes caramel lemongrassy malty, with some funky yeast notes plus the wet hops and finishing spicy floral notes. Very complex, with a unique balance of malt, hops, and spicy floral flavor notes.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the RBSG ’07 Grand Tastign room. From bottle, pours a semi-hazy golden blonde brew with an average white head. Aroma of light caramel malt, Citrus peel, and some floral herbs. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with a dry grapefruit flavor. Finish is a good balance of sweet with grapefruit tartness. A very good balanced IPA.
jsquire (2957) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
07 RBSG grand tasting. Hazy orange color with a whispy white head and a floral hop nose. Rich malty breadiness under an assertive grapefruit hoppiness. Long dry grapefruit zest finish. Nice IPA.
ElGaucho (2033) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2007. Hoppy aroma, sweet, with some citrus off-ness. Slightly hazy dark gold with a light tan head and some lace. Reminds me in flavor of the Mendocino White Hawk IPA. Very nice with good balance. A nice IPA.
sliffy (2037) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 2007: Bottle: Pours a clear gold with a white head. Aroma, bready light malts, some grassy notes. Flavor, bready, sweet up front, some light fruity and floral notes, not too much bitterness.
1FastSTi (3150) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBSG 2007. The beer pours to a hazy golden body with a thin white head. The aroma is weedy and malty. Simple. The flavor is bitter grapefruit hops and spruce with simple caramel malts. Bitter average palate.