asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with tiny sediment particles, moderate, dense lasting off-white head with lacing. Aroma is sticky caramel, mild butterscotch, mild pine, pineapple, orange. Seemed like malt was just as pronounced as hops. Flavor has great balance, lots of hop and malt complexity for the style. Malt is mildly toasty, buttery, just a touch of sweetness. Fresh leafy hop flavors, mildly resinous, light citrus fruit and flowers. Beautiful rich, smooth consistency. Lingering bitterness and floral-fruity hop flavors. Must be one of the top two or three IPA’s I’ve tasted.
juiceisloose (1302) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009 This one pours an orangy amber color with a thick white head that subsides slowly giving away to sudusy lacing on the glass. The aroma is in your face with hops of the citrus kind along with some orange and grapefruit citrus and touch of caramel malt sweetness. The flavor is much the same with the citrus hops dominating the palate with a caramel malt backbone to smooth things out. The medium body and creamy mouthfeel are really nice and just adds to the great flavor. The flavor is what separates this from other ipa’s. This is just really well balanced and has a smooth citrus hop finish. This is one of the best ipa’s that I have had.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a dark golden color with decent white head. Nose is all citrus hops. Palate is citrus and piney hops – yet not over the top. Decent lacing. This is a nice drinkable IPA. Very refreshing brew.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a white head. Has a great citrus, pine, hops aroma. Good carbonation throughout. Solid flavoring, mostly bitter hops. Smooth and good texture going down.
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to mreusch. Poured a clear amber-orange color with a moderate off-white head that diminished to a thin, soapy layer but still left nice lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus, and a nice passion fruit aroma. Light caramel malt upon entry leads into a semi-piney, green hop hit with undertones of grapefruit and a slight spiciness. Hop bitterness dries the palate on the finish. Nice IPA, thanks for hooking me up Matt.
robforbes (2173) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2009 old rating:
6/4/8/4/17 - 3.9
pour is a cloudy pale orange, lots of sediment, a medium size egg-shell head that hangs out for awhile, great lacing.
smell of light grapefruit hops, pineapple, citrus, touch of caramel, and floral.
taste is thick, creamy, grapefruit is predominate, some sweetness, touch of citrus, a little touch of malt in the back, good bite, nicely bitter, the bitterness stays for a long time after you drink, and some pine.
AmEricanbrew (6722) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber color with a thin head. Strong floral hop aroma. Medium body and smooth. Hop centric flavors of flora and grapefruit with a hint of caramel sweetness to remind you that this is a beer, not just alcoholic hop juices. Great stuff. 3107
stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Orange-brown pour. Aroma is a mix of citrus, pine, and bitter hops. Simcoe and cascade are apparent. Taste is surprisingly lacking in citrus, and is entirely a bitter mouthfeel. There’s a brief moment right at the end where there’s a strange absence of taste, before a very bitter aftertaste.
Enjoyit (3754) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of hops and grapefruit. A flavor of malt, grapefruit and notes of sweet malt.
kramer (5798) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear copper body under a one finger fizzy white head that faded to a wispy film. Nice intricate lacing. The nose is well balanced between great piney and citrusy hops and a toasted, lightly caramel malt profile. Hugely bitter and piney flavor slaps you awake with the first sip. The hops almost cross over into becoming ashy and menthol like, but stop short of being unpleasant. The malt really takes a back seat here, overall a fairly dry and crisp flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. Very much on the dry side with some bitter long lingering hops. Overall, this was pretty good, but I think went a bit overboard with the bitterness to garner anything higher than a "good" score.