PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2007 Pours an amberish golden with decent off-white head. The aroma is pleasant; extremely aromatic lemony, grassy hops (lemon sherbert). The flavor is straight up hops. I enjoy a bitter beer, but this one has a piercing aftertaste. Resiny, piney, with only a hint of lemony sweetness. Decent creamy mouthfeel. The aftertaste kills this IPA. When you have five different types of hops in a beer you also have to put an abundance of quality malts to even out the levels of flavors. Decent, but not too drinkable. (Iím gonna have to re-visit this one. This rating was prior to my hop madness).
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared at Columbus Tasting 4.0 by bgburdman9 and company - Thanks guys! - Pours amber with a short offwhite head. Aromas big of grapefruit and pine.. Smells like pure hop nector... with a hint of pineapple behind it. Flavor is grapefruit, pine, pineapple, and behind it all faint caramel malts. Bitter throughout medium body and light carbonation. Pretty nice brew..
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice beer.Thanks Brian and Bruno.Aroma is of bitter hops and some maltyness.Pours hazy gold with a thin white head.Has a hop bite then a good balance of malts.Medium bodied with a bitter hop finish.
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite an enjoyable beer we have here, and an excellent example of a quality West Coast IPA. If someone wants to put this in Websterís dictionary, Iíd support that cause. Excellent hop aroma of floral and citrus hops mingling perfectly. Flavor is expertly balanced between sweet, nut-like malts and citric/floral hops. Extremely bright and clean, very refreshing. Excellent beer.
Cliff (399) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle thanks to realale420. Pours a hazy golden color. Aromas of hops, hops and more hops that translate into citrus, pine and peach. Delicious flavor, nice and bitter with a clean maltyness. Awesome IPA.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh yes, quite Delicious! Nice heavy hops right up front,smooths out as I drink it, and as it warms. Pine, grapefruit, some sweetness, Malt, twords the end. Pretty well hidden Alcohol! Great brew. As my son says "Delicious, I like Delicious!"
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of citrus and pine hop with a touch of malt. Hazy apricot amber color with a decent white head. Very tiny bubbles (live ale). Starts with hop, some malt, very nice. Hop lasts a long time.
TChrome (1423) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours slightly cloudy copper color with an awesome beige colored totally retained head. Aroma is a full bore hop assault. Aroma of fresh green hops, lots of citrus, juicy notes. Flavor is wonderfully bitter finishing with a wonderful bitter fruitiness. Yummy!!!
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - NOV 16, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2008 Has a nice deep hop flavor. The bitterness is there, but the depth of the bitter makes this beer have a nice round flavor. A great IPA, but nothing to extraordinary.
UPDATE: Had this on cask. VERY good. The texture from the cask really compliments the beer well and took the beer to an even better level.
Pailhead (5037) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Dave from Sew Sporty in CA. Aroma is moderatley fruity, grapefruit, and light caramel. Pours a hazy reddish-orange with a minimal off-white head. Sporadic lacing. Flavor starts with a light caramel maltiness that builds into the finish. Moderately fruity backbone. Finishes with a pretty big grapefruit hoppiness. A well balanced IPA, but Iíve had better from them.