masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark blond color in the glass with a nice white head. Smelled of light citrus and distant tropical fruit. Taste was all hops, citrus, tropical fruit, grapefruit, with a big piney finish. Very dry at the end. I think the malt was non existent in this one. Good thing the hops tasted so good.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light orange/amber with a soft white head that leaves thick lacing behind. Very floral hop aroma, light hint of pine, big citrus grapefruit character. Flavor is dominated by the hops, malts don’t show very much, almost soapy quality to it due to the big dry hopping. Solid floral hopped IPA.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. 2007. Enjoyed on New Years eve with friends. Clear golden pour wit a light head and plentiful carbonation. Lightly sweet caramel aroma with citrus hop notes. The flavor is where it is at! Excellent IPA. The malt backbone to this is perfect in my opinion with light biscuit notes and the perfect amount of caramel holding up terrific heaps of initial citrus then pine hops. Just a hint of sweetness. The bitter side of this is big but not harsh in anyway. Medium semi-dry mouth feel. This thing is just about perfect. If I had about a dozen more bottles I might just have another 5 in my rating list.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. glass bottle- color of gold, with a good tan head - nose of hops, grapefruit, and biscuit – clean taste of tar, resin, chardonnay?, and sweet biscuits - body is medium light, oily and with medium high carbonation –clean aftertaste of, hops, some oil, and slight malt
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a nearly opaque orangy amber with medium white head. Aroma is full of hops, pine and citrusy with a hint of some weird urine type smell. Flavor is moderately bitter but full of sweet malts. Finish is on the shorter side but pleasantly bitter and hoppy. Good IPA.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark orange amber with a thick creamy off white head and sticky lacing.
Strong aroma oc citrus and hops and pine.
Flavor is medium powered hopps and citrus with a nice bitter hoppy finish.
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Cloudy amber/orange pour with frothy white head. Citrus aroma. Nice balance between hops and sweet malt flavors. Also picked up some flavors of chalk and mustard seed. Citrus finish.
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Poured a fairly hazy straw color with a half-finger head that laced the glass nicely. Aroma was rich with sweet caramel malts and classic American hops, mostly Cascade. The flavor was similarly classic. Mouthfeel was very creamy. Moderately bitter; perfect for an IPA. Wish Port would open an east coast brewery (NC!). A very nice, classic American IPA!
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber. thanks to my Secret Santa for this. Pours a golden orange with a tall fluffy head. Citrus, grapefruit, and caramel nose. It seems though a touch off with a earthy green notes. Decently bitter. Fruity, toffee, with a touch of chocolate and the pine, grapefruit, and earthy hops around it. The earthiness seems a bit off still, but decent none the less.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 27, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, straw color with a just off-white head. Big citrus hop aroma; oranges, grapefruit and lemon. Slight caramel malt aromas as well. There’s a sweet maltiness that hits at first sip but the overwhelming bitterness overtakes it almost instantly. Tons of grapefruit. Lingering bitter finish. I’d say this beer is a classic west-coast IPA.