JK (5592) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is filled with fresh hops and a pine & citrus character. Flavor has grapefruit and herbal hops. A little hazy. Good beer, but the disappointing, mediocre flavor doesn’t live up to the excellent aroma.
alexanderj (3500) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Poured a gold with hints of orange. One of the more gold IPAs that I have seen. Didnt get much head; small to medium and white. Aroma of citrus hops and grapefruit; some malt, but much more hops in the aroma. Really good flavor and body; Clean dry finish. Besides the grapefruit, caramel malt, pine and yeast. Deserves its high rating.
Skyview (5453) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 22-oz bottle shared by badgerben. Pours a golden orange brew with a medium sized white head that dissolves to a fine film. Nice lacing. Aroma is very hoppy, grapefruit, some herbs, more citrus peel, and even a hint of lemon. Taste is medium body with tastes of caramel, grapefruit and pine hops. Finish is sweet and a good hop bitterness.
jake65 (3244) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy gold with a thick white head, nice thick lacing. Intense hoppy aroma of citrus and grapefruit. Taste is more hops with huge amounts of citrus. Nice, dry lingering bitters finish. Thanks dirty_martini for sending this.
IndianaRed (3482) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2007 Bottle pours a cloudy light yellow with a large white head. Huge spicy hop aroma. Light malts, and nore big spicy hip flavor. Lots for a Pale. Creamy full palatte and soft carbonation. Very nice. Thanks to Jake65 for this one, my 100th IPA rated
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22oz Bottle. Slightly hazy, golden colored pour with a thick layer of foamy white head. Fresh hoppy aromas of lemon zest, white grapefruit, and freshly mown grass - very crisp and refreshing bouquet. Fairly light, well carbonated mouthfeel with a nice thirst quenching quality. Interesting flavor complexity; the beer has an intense amount of citrusy character on the tongue and in the nose, but the perceived bitterness is quite low in comparison. Grapefruit zest and dandelion leaves start out the flavors before finishing in an amost pilsener clean bang. Great beer for incorporating a lot of hop flavor without punching you in the face with overpowering bitterness.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at the Port 1st Anniv Party. Strong presence of hops, pine and grapefruit. A Very good IPA.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this was my 1st IPA of the night and i was so excited. pear colored. and nothing quite like the smell of apricots and hops. quite a hoppy bite on initial sip but tames down quickly. very smooth and enjoyable
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a very clear straw color with a modest white head. Decent grassy hop aroma. Taste has an earthy/citrusy hop character with the finish being quite robust. Overall very good, but eclipsed by the Wipeout IPA which was stronger on all fronts.
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Port 1st Anniv Party. Lots of hops aromas off this golden ale with nice white head. Citrus and vanilla on the flavor too. Very nice IPA right up there with one of my favorites... Wipe Out.