tgncc (2751) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is citrus, floral, caramel. Standard IPA appearance, amber/gold, white head. The flavor is more earthy, floral, caramel is relegated to the background a little more. The finish is earthy, floral, mild but lingering. Medeium in body. Servicable IPA.
Zymurgeist2 (961) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Out of a bottle. Pours a deep straw that is hazy. White head is nondescript. Medium mouthfeel. This is a very bitter IPA. Nose has some musty, mossy-ness. Disjointed flavor profile.
scarletfire65 (918) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice IPA with leafy fresh hop palate, bitter hop finish, just how I like my IPA’s. Pours a nice hazy gold, sticky head. Pretty good.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods, Fairfax, VA. Pours a hazy amber color with a large frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with caramel. The taste is bitter floral, minty and leafy hops with caramel and a bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good IPA.
craftbeerdesign (2167) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
sample on tap at the Decatur Beer Festival on 10/16/10. golden pour with a white head. citrus hop nose with some toffee / bread notes... would like a stronger hop presence and less malt. medium body with nice citrus bitterness paired with more earthy notes and malts. lighter bitter finish.
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10/2/10. Earthy cat pee and sour hop aroma that goes into the taste with some pale and caramel malt backing.
unclemattie (4134) - Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Pale orange amber color. Thin white head. Aroma of butter toffee and citrus hops. Citrus and butter... a strange combo. Flavor is a sweet malt. lots of caramel flavor. Finishes with a strong heavy hop bitterness. Very woody, earthy hop. Bold bitterness. Light bodied.
jimhilt (2391) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades slowly to a ring leaving a good lace. Hazy red/amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Light piney hop nose. Flavor is mostly piney hops but some caramel shows up. Bitter finish. $1.80 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
pchiodo (27) - Barrie, CANADA - SEP 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 6pk Had it Destin Florida - simple aroma, for an IPA, chill haze. Not sure if intended. Decent bitterness but lacking in malt character. Unimpressed.
bhensonb (10803) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours amber with a decent whit head. Aroma is nicely floral/citrus. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Could be a touch of diacetyl in the flavor. Otherwise nice floral/citrus hop over a slightly roasted malt. Finishes a bit buttery, but definitely bitter.