glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from AJ’s. Big juicy nug aroma and taste. Definitely fresh hop taste without being overpowering. Very drinkable.
beerbill (3508) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle thanks to a trade with awaisanen. Pours a hazy gold with a moderate, long-lasting white head. A few floaters noted in the glass. Very nice aroma of fresh citrus, specifically grapefruit and lemon. The flavor is quite different than the aroma. There is an initial albeit brief taste of malt, which is quickly overrun by pine and heavy grapefruit peel bitterness. A bit too bitter for my taste; I prefer their Wipe Out IPA.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light amber yellow color with tiny partials floating around. Smell of hops, oranges, grapefruit, pine, wood, malt, honey and flowers. Taste of hops, hops, orange zest, hops, pine, hops, flowers, malt, grapefruit, a hint of lemon and a great bitterness at the end. We need this beer in Wisconsin. What a great beer and I definitely need more! Thanks for the share brewblackhole!
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light but distinct floral and pine hoppiness in aroma, tangy ,tart citrusy,hop first taste,I mean really heavy on the tart,gets your side tongue juices going like a glass of grapefruit juice, hard to chase down any malt, you sense it for a second then that hop tang and bitterness overrides it,a little lighter then other PP hop brews,but I would not classify it as light. Another Port delight
Pailhead (5036) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of bu11zeye via trade
Bottle: The aroma has moderate orange, fruit, and citrus hops. It pours a hazy golden-orange with a small whie head. The flavor starts with orange and some light caramel. The finish has moderate hops and some faint soapiness.
bhensonb (11381) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of evergreen and citrus. Hazy gold color with virtually no head. Starts with citrus, quickly accompanied by evergreen (not typical pine). Some malt lurks in the background,but this is a hoppy beer. Rather thin mouthfeel. Not a problem. This has hoppy substance. The bitter persists well on into the finish. Something of a green bitter. Nice finely bubbled carbonation. Sediment. Could be live.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden color...small but sustaining head. light on the palate but that isnt a bad thing. nice floral and piney hops. not overpowering. hopheads....this is NOT your IPA. this is rather light and refreshing...it wont blow away your tastebuds with hops but the flavor is nice.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Hazy gold, almost no head. Grass and pine aroma. Flavor likewise floral and pine. Medium bodied. Sediment in the bottom of the bottle.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Vac for this brew! Light pine hop aroma from a hazy golden brown body. Medium to thin palate. THe flavors are light malt and plenty of bitter, pine hops. Very straight forward, and refreshing.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Zug4abby. I have been seeking this one out. Pours a hazy orange with floaties and a diminishing white head. Nice aroma of citrus (orange and grapefruit), honey, and pine. Light texture without being watery in flavor, and a lively fizziness on the tongue. Initial flavor of pale malts that immediately gets overpowered by bitter hops, that are dry and grassy. Citrus flavors come out on the lingering bitter finish. There was not much residual sweetness on this sample, which would really take this to the next level. Still, darn tasty and a solid example of a West Coast IPA. Thanks Abby!