KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Naven. Hazy, orange, amber color. Smell of hops, pine, grapefruit, spicey peppers, caramel, flowers, malt and orange peal. Tastes the same but better. Wow! What a nice ballance of the different hops. I love this one!
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Pizza Port, San Clemente. Pours a hazy amber color with a small white head. Malty hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweet malty hoppy flavor with hints of grapefruit and pine needles. Dry hoppy bitter finish.
DocLock (8678) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Huge thanks to Dickinsonbeer for this one. Pours hazy deep coppery with 2-finger off-white head and tons of lacing. Aroma is huge resiny hops, tropical fruit, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, big black pepper. The taste is very hoppy with a firm caramel malt base, and notes of grapefruit, mango, tangerine, honeydew, black pepper. Rich, complex, very well balanced mouthfeel that gets a tiny bit hot at the finish, and even more black peppery. This one is a benchmark IPA.
nobcity (6) - Apple Valley, California, USA - MAR 7, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber in a chilled pint glass. Poured a caramel brown with a thick white frothy head. Smell of lemon. A good solid IPA from Pizza Port.
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Dirti_Martini, nice choice as an extra! Poured a clear orange/amber body with hugh head that settled down to a nice ring small head aroung the glass. Aroma is of hops - very subtle but with a pleasant smell of citrus. Flavor was smooth with a nice hop flavor packed in. Again the citrus with a small amount of malt in the flavor. Aftertaste was great - a little sticky with a piney/grassy essence. Good IPA. Cap had a price sticker of $3.69, wish I couold get it in my area for that cheap of price!
thornecb (4923) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bright, dark amber into a shaker. Tan head quickly conglomerates on surface. Grapefruit and resin aromas. Upfront slick caramel with a crips to lasting, bitter pine and grapefruit finish.
ABUSEDGOAT (2417) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark amber with a large head, good lacing and retention. Aroma is very fruity with grapefruit and mangoes, but also notes of pine, resin and caramel. Flavor brings this, it’s all about the hops. Another PNW monster, but this one is well put together.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy bu11zeye. Hazy orange and a small layer of off white carbonation. Huge hops in this one- citrus rind and flesh, melon, lightly spicy florals, resin, and some sweetness. Same huge hops in the flavor with just a bit of malt support. Medium body, balanced, a little syrupy. Solid west coast IPA.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2007 Thanks to notalush and apoptosis for sharing this. Bright orange-red beer with a thin white head. Incredibly fresh hoppy aroma. Citrus, grapefruit, grape, sweet mango and pineapple. Just a massive amount of juicy fruity hops. The body is quite lean and there is quite a bit of peppery ethanol that seems to dominate the flavour. Peppery with a lot of hoppy pine aroma. The promise made by the aroma isn’t quite delivered by the flavour, but it’s still a tasty IPA.
danem (14) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours a dark yellow color, small white head from the tap. Extreme floral nose with piney citrus notes. Mouthfeel is clean and fresh. Very hoppy but not overly bitter. Long, lingering finish. A great IPA, but a bit one dimensional.