boilers (13) - USA - APR 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lacks the hop aroma I was expecting. The bitter finish is a bit too long.
rdog (10) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It has a good hoppy flavor and a nice body. Th color is a hazy golden. It's just a good IPA.
bigA (10) - USA - MAR 31, 2006
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Dark straw colored. Smells skunky... tastes skunky. No wonder it was on sale. Bad sample. I will re-rate this when I find a good bottle.
pdiroquois (10) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice gasoline aftertaste. Not too hoppy but better than a lager. Complex sweetness that makes you want to drink the whole six pack in one setting. Thatís what I just did. Wish I had more!
hopkop (8) - Alaska, USA - JAN 3, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really good example of a West Coast hoppy IPA. The smell is hoppy but not intense. The taste is very hoppy and very intense, but not very complex. But thatís OK, itís just fine as it is.
But be careful.. this is 6.7% alcohol, so 3 of these are more than equal to 4 regular 5% beers.
Of course high-hops and high-alcohol is the corect format for IPA-style beers. The Brits developed the style when shipping barrels of beer from London the India. Both alcohol and hops were known to be preservatives, so they upped the proportions of both these ingredients to help keep the beer fresh through the long trip.
When I feel like an IPA this beer meets or exceeds all specs.
davidd (7) - Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent, drinkable, and inexpensive for "good" beer. But nothing too exciting. Itís pretty middle-of-the-road all around, and while I get bitterness from the hops, I donít get any other hoppy goodness.
rugbybeerchick (7) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2009 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
looks great and smells aromatic.. very tangy taste.. pretty floral and citrusy. i enjoyed the 2nd half of my 12 oz bottle more than the 1st half. probably wonít get it again.
RMaschek (6) - USA - DEC 27, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a finger.5 head that stays around for a while. Has a golden color, somewhat cloudy. Very bitter beer that sticks to the roof of my mouth for a good 30 seconds. Very carbonated. Delicious IPA but might be a tad too bitter for some.
Redtown (4) - - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
very disappointing it kind of tastes like budweiser at first but finishes a little better. Aroma isnít to bad but the flavor is very off sweet then bitter and skunky no balance. I thought maybe just poor storage but reading the other reviews probably not.
rabmul (3) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 5, 2008 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1/4" white head / light golden color
floral hop smell with some kick
light body thin texture carbonation is pretty soft
starts out sweet finish is bitter and short
wouldnt buy for myself but wouldnt refuse if offered to me