bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a clear bright amber with a fluffy, lacy white head. Aroma of pineapple and grapefruit. Medium-to-light body and moderate carbonation. A bit of malty sweetness and fruit up front, leading to a bitter and not quite crisp finish that has a building resinous quality as I get closer to the bottom of the glass.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: High Tide IPA
slight hazy dark yellow, lots of tiny bubbles, fine white head, nice lace, big floral hop aroma, lots of bitter hop flavor,
Name: High Tide IPA
Score: 3.0 to 3.3
picking up sweet grapefruit in the aroma, huge grapefruit in the flavor, nice sweetness throughout
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Boutip (4999) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a cloudy beige color ale with a small bubbly head with minimal retention and no lacing. Aroma of medium citrus and bitter hops is somewhat less intense then I would have hoped. Taste is dominated by medium bitter and citrus hops with a lack of malt to balance the beer together. Body is pretty full with limited filtration with some low carbonation. I am not sure if I did get a bad bottle but I was not overly impressed by this one.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2011 Cloudy orangey-blonde body with some big bubbles acting as a head. A truckload of floral hops on the nose. That is one citrusy beer. This is not the type of beer where caramlized-malts lead a citrusy hops final. No, in this case the citrusy hops flavour took over the entire body/beer. The full body indicates that there’s plenty of malts but they remain somewhat quiet flavour-wise. Honeyed cereals meet caramelized candied citrus. Juicy (very juicy) bitterness. Tasty. That type of fresh hops beer is obviously at its best straight out of the brewery but unfortunately my bottle was a good 6 months old when I drank it. One could say I was too late to catch the high tide at its peak.
blankboy (6400) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry and tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a cloudy orange with an average size diminishing white head. Very nice, fresh hoppy aroma -- citrusy, resiny, spicy and more. Flavour’s refreshing and thirst-quenching -- like a fresh cask ale. Starts slightly sweet and then a hop medley hits you -- so nice! Medium bodied. Simply put, an awesome IPA!
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample on Tap at Port Brewings 1st anniversary. Golden brew with a great citrus hop aroma. Flavor was dry and hoppy with a clean bitter finish. a nice change of pace from all the dark sweet belgians i had been drinking.
GRM (3179) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 6.8 ounces, savoured on July 21 2007; eye: golden with straw reflections, lightly hazy, light suspended matter, no effervescence, white head that turns into a tiny ring around the glass, nice lacing; nose: bitter and edgy hops, grapefruit, lemon, dryness; mouth: in that order, dry and edgy bitterness, orange rind, grapefruit, lemon, slight caramel, dry and bitter finale where the astringency becomes more present, no carbonation : that’s really too bad, rather bitter, medium body, harsh texture; overall: quite enjoyable
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6,8 onces, savourée le 21 juillet 2007; œil : dorée avec des reflets paille, légèrement voilé, léger dépôt, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanche qui se transforme en un petit anneau autour du verre, bonne dentelle; nez : houblon amer et tranchant, pamplemousse, citron, sècheresse; bouche : dans cet ordre, amertume sèche et tranchante, zeste d’orange, pamplemousse, citron, très léger caramel, finale sèche et amère en houblon et où l’astringence devient plus présent, aucune carbonatation : dommage, plutôt amère, corps moyen, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien aimé
Gorbalev (2981) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry and Blankboy, Harry’s bottle. We needed some hops to finish the night and Harry delivered, thanks man!! Lovely fresh hop aroma, lemon citrus - very fresh and herbal but not overpowering. Dark yellow, small white head. Nice taste - very fresh strong hops - herbal and light malt, medium body. Tasted like it was fresh from cask. Nice interesting bitter finish. Great stuff.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (22oz). Shared with blankboy & tupalev, my bottle via trade with Boutip. Cloudy pale gold, small frothy off-white head. Sweet juicy malt aroma, good fresh hop medley, pungent resin but mostly light citrus and mild funk. Initially fairly mild sweet malt and moderate bitter hop balance, then the grapefruit pith bitterness kicks in, and continues for a while. Average body, nice astringency, mild carbonation, long lightly acidic finish. Very good.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours copper with a sparse white head. Smells of citrus, pine, some lemony hints, dough and caramel. Tastes mildly bitter with a nice malty splash and some pine. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Finish is tangy.