gnoff (8009) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught as a 5 oz sampler at Pyramid in Sacramento, CA, on April 23, 2011
Clear deep golden color, white head. Soem hops at first, but then mainly dry bitter taste. Hints of fruits in the aftertaste. Way too bitter. Smooth mouthfeel, huge bitterness. Sweet and a bit hoppy scent.
Unbalanced and not for me.
BMan1113VR (7881) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a rocky, off-white head with a chill-hazed golden body. Some lacing. Floral hops, grapes and prunes in the aroma. Hoppy bitterness followed by a dryness that ends in astringency in the finish. Watery mouthfeel.
mcberko (7477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle, pours clear (for an IPA) golden with a small white head. Aroma of subtle hops, grass and citrus. Solid hops flavour with a grass backbone. Decent IPA - certainly nothing special.
Ibrew2or3 (7169) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coutesy GMCC2181. 12oz bottle pours clear deep gold with copper core and white head. The aroma is faint citrus hops and some malt sweetness. The aroma is pretty weak overall for the style. The taste starts with malty sweetness and builds toward mild citrus orange peel and grapefruit flavors. As it progresses the citrus hops become more and more bitter to about midway. For a moment the hops are met by a brief pulse of malty sweetness. Into the finish the citrus hop bitterness regains total control of the flavor. It leans toward mild grapefruit bitterness into the after taste.
DuffMan (7147) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid rep of the style, with a slighty soapy character to the dominant cascade profile, and a shorter-than-average finish. Nice bitterness though.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle enjoy by 020708: Pours a transparent copper orange with a frothy, stringy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt with some grainy notes and a mild grapefruity hoppy presence. Body starts with a decent viscosity and some sweet caramely pale malts along with a mild citrusy hop balance before a bittersweet finish. An ok IPA, but needs a more assertive fresh hoppy character.
BVery (7109) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Orange pour with a white head. Pine resin nose. Nice easy drinking hop flavor - not over the top but good character.
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 5, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at pyramid alehouse. not such a bad ipa. some pine and lychee in the aroma and light bitterness. hard to believe it has 67 ibu’s
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colored beer with a medium white head. Aroma of pine and citrus, but not as much as many IPA’s. Body tingles a bit and has some carbonation. Flavor has a rich malt backbone with a nice bitterness to it that lingers - otherwise your typical tar and citrus with a hint more of the alcohol. Not bad - and probably their best beer, but there are better breweries.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1774-20081014] 355mL bottle. Mild woody sweat aroma with mild heather grasses. Hazy, medium orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Woody hops flavour has some grassy hops and bitter lemon pips. Medium body is fairly bitter. Nice, drinkable, hoppy.
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