fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
mind struggling far too hard to srt this, which is NOT the way I wish to approach beer. Doing this for Doug, the bastard gives me beer and expects me to drink it, I do and then here I am with this hpo monster that I like, but am not totally enraptured wth due to it being what many think an American IPA *should* be- ultra hop dominated with subdued malt. yeehaw and do indeed like it more and more every sip, so strike what ever negative value youo thought I was putting here.
psbrewlvr (15) - Palm Springs, California, USA - JUL 19, 2007
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A perfect IPA in my opinion 5+++ all the way. Exccellent use of differnet hops along with some new ones that add complexity, great use of the ABV and great use of malts. PERFECTION
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good IPA sure pours nice into a glass. Great color and frothy head. I love the aroma of a good IPA and this one is very good. Now, the strong, hoppy flavor I’m still learning to love, but I enjoyed this brew a lot.
alexsdad06 (7230) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear honey color with a medium eggshell head that is mostly lasting. The aroma is pretty much all hops: citrus and floral. The flavor is an explosion of hoppy bitterness. The citrus and floral are present as in the aroma, along with some pine in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full. This is an excellent IPA, too bad it is not sold locally.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz bottle (thanks bmartinl!). Pours a hazy amber with a small head. Nose is citrus, floral, and fruity. Tastes like it smells with some pineapple and lots of resiny pine in the finish. Body is full, carbonation is average. Mmmm this is one tasty IPA, the best I have had in a long long time.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2008 Pours a golden copper color with a prominent white head. Aroma is a mixture of hoppy and flowery notes, with a bit of citrus as well. Taste is dominated by hops, but the flowery notes and citrus characteristics come in at the end to create a very balanced, nice IPA.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Big thanks to ( bu11zeye ) for trading this to me. Pours a medium copper with a small frothy head. Aroma is sweetend malts and hops, Fruity Pebbles, funky pine. Flavor is quite sweet. Sugary malts, bitter hops, and pine. The finish is bitter and sort of dry.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from saarlander via mystery swap 2.0.
This one pours a sort of dirty golden color with a decent white head. Smell is a bit soft, floral and earthy. Mouthfeel is a little sticky, with a slight caramel flavor and earthy notes.The aftertaste is just a bit on the piney side. This is a decent.
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle purchased from Bauer Wines in Boston for $5.99. Pouring into a 5oz glass results in a light clear gold with a bit of carbonation and head. Pours from the bottom of the bottle are completely different. It turns into a cloudy brown with lots of interesting floaty bits. It is recommended to pour this one all at once, or at least to swirl it well. Nice medium aroma of floral hops that I wish was a bit stronger. Taste is nicely rounded and hoppy - hoppy of the variety that I tend to like, not being overly grapefruity. This one is quite enjoyable, though not particularly a great value at the same price of some of the DIPA gargantuans.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tangerine, grapefruit citrus hops with doughy underlying malts. Hazy copper coloured body is topped by a low off white head that recedes to cover with scant sudsy lace. Citrus hops dominate the toasty and biscuity malts with aggressive and lasting bitterness. Dry medium body with low to fair carbonation. Bottle sampled with BeerPrince, CapFlu and Oakes.