HLGIV (14) - Golden, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased 2/09. Decent hop aroma. Flavor was bitter and floral but not too sweet. I thought this was a fairly well balanced IPA.
waolsen (1328) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. red/copper pour with thin head. fleshy grapefruit, nice hops and sweetness in aroma. sweet, moderately sticky, well balanced. very solid IPA. It has been my go to 6 pack since I first had it.
kenter2000 (33) - , Wisconsin, USA - FEB 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth and hoppy. lives up to expectations. Almost fruity smell and taste to it. nice color and head. Great IPA.
cblado (224) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a cloudy, bright orange, thick sudsy head. Excellent citrus, hoppy aromas. Flavor had banana, citrus, and grapefruit. Delicious. Palate was lively, medium-bodied. Overall an excellent IPA.
rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, orange-amber color with a beige head, yeasty, toasty, caramel malt, floral hop leafy, minty, fruity nose of peaches, oranges, tangerine zest and orange peel, with a hint of sweet nittiness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild toasty, caramel malt, fruity hop character of grapefruit, lemon, with a flowery leafy, faint piney accent, with a hint of cloverleaf mintiness, leading towards a malty, leafy, grassy, lemony bitterness finish.
drjay44 (2338) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a tightly bubbled head, good retention, decorative lacing, over a dark orange golden, slightly cloudy body....nose is minimally floral, but has some pine and resin to it....initial taste is of hop bitterness which gradually expands on the tongue....mouth feel is OK, but the balance between, hop and malt is off.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, thanks acrdz) Medium beige head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/floral, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, some caramel, light floral. APAish.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of acrdz. Thanks, Mike! Pours a slightly hazy, orange-amber color; light khaki head with fine-bubbled lacing. Lots of earthiness and citrus bitterness in the aroma; slightly lactic tartness; mild infection? It’s on the edge. Medium mouthfeel: good amounts of earthy bitterness and candy sugar malts; more malt-forward than any fully defined hop character; basic, underhopped IPA. Medium finish: bread, some huskiness, and lingering mild citrus bitterness.
3fourths (7521) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours light caramel amber in color with a small head. Nose centers mostly on some lightly sweet/hoppy fruits, but there’s a mild yet distinct nut/caramel/bread note that I don’t really dig. The hop bitterness and flavor never really develops into anything appreciable, instead it’s muddled and simple and ultimately a disappointment.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of arcdz. Hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. The nose pine, apricot, grapefruit and cotton candy. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with cotton candy, honey, grapefruit, pine and herbs. Medium/full body is round with light carbonation.