mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark golden color, not much carbonation or lacing in the glass. Plenty of hops here, but an almost watery texture to it. A solid IPA, and a great deal too ($3.99 for a bomber in Washington state). I would definitely have more.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy gold with large ivory head. The aroma is very orangey with some other citrus and pine notes, and some spicy wheat bread malt scents in the background. The flavor is orange and some lemon and grapefruit, angelís food cake, and then a rather assertive bitterness. The finish is crisp and bittersweet.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy with a soapy looking head. Very fruity aroma with delicate floral notes, some bubblegum and some mint. Heavy, sweet, and resinous. Decent hop flavors but muddled. I get some DMS also. If this is 78 IBUís, it is not apparent. I wouldnít call this massively hoppy though. I would like to try his on tap, closer to the brewery for a better perspective.
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Citric aroma. Little caramel notes. One good thing is there isnít a lingering bitter aftertaste. I think they are playing it safe with this one. It is pretty much pedestrian as far as I am concerned. That having been said, it is still really good.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 strong hop aroma, mangos and papaya. thick creamy head, orange tinted gold. vibrant hop flavor. tropical notes carry over nicely for a great balance. pretty.
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big sticky caramelly hoppiness. Mangp and other rich tropical fruits. Sticky resin up front and transitioning to fruit in the back. That caramel malt has a much lower profile than in the aroma, but it is solidly there to add a candy like sweetness to the beer, but still sit far behind the hops. Big orange flavor, like an ogange sunkist candy. Big affertive bitterness in the finish punctuating and adding great texture to the palate. Complex, explosive and drinkable. Pretty damn good IPA.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks fairly average, pale amber with a medium head and some lacing. Lots of citrus hops in the nose of this beer. You can really taste all the varieties of hops in this one. Thereís plenty of aromatic citrus, dry grass, and resiny pine. The thick gooey mouthfeel is a welcome relief from the intensity of the hops. Finish is long and dryingly bitter.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clouded amber brown with a nice light tan head that sticks around. Nose is of hops, sap, and a touch of citrus. Hops are dominant though. Flavor is very woody with a firm hop tone. Standard hop character that stays very consistent and smooth and never waivers. Feel is thick with a good carbonation on there and a nice liquid feel. Extremely drinkable. Well crafted, smooth, and even. Itís not showy, but it doesnít have to be.
I have been looking forward to trying something from these guys, and I am glad to finally get the chance. Well worth it.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dusty peach. Huge citrus in the nose, grapefruit. Thick palate, quite creamy, big mouthfeel. Nice fruitiness up front, tart and citric, malty balance. Bit bready. Quite good.
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle acquired in trade. The pour is a bright melon orange with a thin white patchy film on top. Aroma is a very attractive resiny alpha hop. Flavor is fresh bitter and resiny. Full flavor piles bitterness on the tongue. Perhaps as this warms, more of the flavors will emerge. After a while the aroma is still nice but limited to bitter resiny hops. The flavor is still straight bitterness. This beer could really use some malt.