CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep copper amber with a thin ring of wispy lacing white head. Has a lightly sweet caramely malty nose with a touch of honey and grassy hops. Starts with good fullness and sweet chewy caramel malts with some piny bittering hops before a drier finish. A decent brew but could use a bigger hop presense.
Braudog (5353) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured with a towering inferno of rocky foam protecting the murky burnt-orange brew beneath. The aroma is wickedly woodsy, rife with pine resin. Chewy with Christmas-tree-thick earthiness, I might be gnawing on a spruce trunk. (#3960, 8/6/2010)
BelgianBeerGal (2866) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the restaurant. Fine as an IPA but really nothing unique. Bitterness was there for the sake of bitterness but no real character like pine or sweetness...nothing special.
Indra (2530) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz. bottle. Mild, citric, lightly sweet, toasty aroma, with light brown sugar and orange. Clear light golden amber in color with a fine, uneven, lasting head. Flavor is appropriately hoppy in tone, with plenty of citrus and mild pine, the toasty, sweet malts appearing about midpoint, then the fairly strong bitterness takes over towards the finish. Faint apple note late. Resinous and fairly smooth on the palate with a high degree of effervescence, faint warmth and a medium-full body. For this brewer, this is pretty phenomenal, but is really just an average strong IPA overall.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber. Pours clear copper with small white head. Aromas of caramel and metallic malts with some muted hops. Flavors of bitter hops and some weird fruity oxidized malts. Finishes bitter and leaves brutal aftertaste. Something must have gone wrong with this one.
Tmoney99 (9592) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear deep amber with a large off-white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Good earthy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium balanced hop flavor with a medium smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
alexsdad06 (3818) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle via BA trade. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white film. The aroma is rather mild overall and contains floral, soapy and herbal notes. There is a sweetness to the nose as well. The flavor has a pale malt base, light caramel, grassy, herbal with a hint of citrus. There is mild bitterness in the finish. Perhaps this could use a touch more carbonation to bring out the flavors a little more.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, citrus, pineapple, and spruce. Flavor of caramel malt, grass, nuts, and orange with a moderately bitter finish.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a copper body with little head. Aromas of caramel and apples, with a little bit of a herbal hops presence. Flavor is caramel malt with a herbal hops finish. Nothing bad, but nothing great.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 7th Annual Parkville Microbrew Festival on April 24th, 2010. Pours orange amber with a white head. Good aroma of citrus and oine. I get orange and chocolate flavors mixed with the competent hop bitterness.