OldMrCrow (2384) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Following Oakes’ suggestion, I let this one warm to 55 degrees or more before tasting. It pours deep red with an ample fluffy head. The aroma screams grapefruit and pine and caramelized sugar, like something to come out of Lagunitas but maybe a little bit nicer, actually. Flavor is sweet, lots of brown sugar on the early side, turning to woody hops later than finish maybe a bit metallic but really quite nice. Very smooth creamy mouthfeel albeit bordering on oily. The beer comes together quite well, and though not exceptional it is certainly very enjoyable.
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2009 12 oz can. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a substantial frothy off-white head that eventually dissipates to a steady coverage and leaves nicelacing. Aroma is mostly of piney hops with some toasted malts and fruity esters in the background. The flavor is nicely balanced with a solid malt backbone and clean fresh piney hops in front. Dry, but not really bitter. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Medium to medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Some warming, but alcohol not really noticeable. Really nice beer.
AR6 AP4 FL7 P4 OA14 Total - 3.5
Re-rate 1-31-09 draught. Pours orange amber with slight haze and a small head but great lacing. Aroma of caramel and tart citrus, but a bit muted when cold. Flavor is dominated by very citrusy hops (grapefruit) with a nice smooth carmel malt backing and some sweet honey notes as it warms a bit. Finishes with some alcoholic bitterness, not unpleasantly. Medium bodied and smooth with moderate carbonation. A nice hopjuice DIPA.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to mcbackus for this canned beauty. Pours a hazy medium amber with a nice sized head. Aroma is malts, pretty big hops. Flavor seemed to have a barley wine type taste to it. Lots of boozy malts and hops, barley, ripened fruits. Finish was pretty bitter and dry. This was a nice treat.
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can: Pours a reddish amber with a large light tan head. Great aroma of sweet citrus, possibly oranges with a hint of pine. The flavor is where something seems off. I’m expecting more to follow-up the nose but it’s not there. The bitterness is pronounced and dry, malt is the driver here. The mouth feel is light and unobtrusive but I expect more. I’m not sure how old the can was but this example falls at the lower end of the Gordons I’ve sampled. Too bad but hopefully I’ll re-rate this in the future.
tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Duft af sød amerikansk humle.
Smag meget IPA agtig, men mere parfumeret og let sød.
For humlet til min smag - men ellers ok.
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Super clear red amber body, huge whipped cream yellow beige head, some laces; Quite big fresh pine hoppy nose, there is a slight unfitting buttery vanilla, dry wood touch; Big a little to sharp carbonation a little to fat yet thin body pleasantly bitter but not a fresh enough bitterness; Long pleasantly bitter finish, not fresh enough pine aromas but a little to malty caramel as well. Nice very drinkable beer that has a few flaws to be perfect to me.
tobias (208) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can - 8.7%- pours a deep copper color. nice tight head. big citrusy hop aroma backed up by lots of malt. lots of malt in this ipmy ipa. hops have faded some as this can i am rating is about a 10 months old. sweet caramel and citrus with a piney finish. very tasty.
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from IrishBoy. Nice caramelly and strong hop aroma. Pine and almond. Nice head on the auburn pour. Dry, chewy flavor, lots of hop but a good bit of nut and wee malt flavors. Very drinkable, very tasty.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - SEP 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good balance between malt and hops. Taste of caramel and toffee. Solid malty IPA.
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned. Orange amber coloured. Quite hoppy aroma with toffee notes and a roasty touch. Sweetish fruity and malty flavour with a rather bitter hoppy finish. Slightly weak aftertaste. Medium bodied. Slightly sharp carbonation.