beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This IPA pours a nice deep golden color with a nice head and lacing. Nose is of a dry herbal hop. Taste is slight citrus,herbal with a nice malt backbone. Nice!!!
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
medium gold pour with a thin cream head. awesome citrus hops on the nose. fresh hop flavor with a nice hop taste in the finish that is not bitter by far.
hoplover (166) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 I was extremely impressed with this one. My first impression was that it almost smells and feels like a lager. Must have fermented in low temperatures. This was definentely one of the lower IBU IPAs I actually like. This great beers pours a hazy golden color with a relatively small white head. Not one of the hops overpower each other. Very well balanced and quite mild for the kind of hops used. The aroma is a little fruity and floral and the flavor tastes like it smells. Nice light hop flavor lingers for a while. Quite a refreshing and extremely smooth IPA. The best from Real Ale by far. Thanks Real Ale.
The Lord bless the hop harvest!
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Typical IPA aroma w/ lots of floral hops. Good malt profile before hops kick in. Almost too sweet, but good enough. Most IPAs are too concentrated on the hops side; this one gets bonus points for having a good malt profile in addition to a solid hop character.
mmmbeer (1390) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draft at Alamo Drafthouse-Lake Creek) Served in shaker- very nice one finger white head with HEAVY lacing with each sip, turbid tan/copper in appearance. Aroma of hops, citrus, and a note of grapefruit. Hits the mouth with a high-medium body, malt is extremely pleasant and enjoyable, hops come in the middle with notes of sweetness in the background as they took me away to a magical place- very well balanced overall and hard not to have the whole drink in less than 5 minutes. The big question- is this better than... Two Hearted? My opinion- you’d better keep one eye open late at night Larry and pray Real Ale doesn’t make this on a regular basis!!!
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 draft at Flying saucer. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Nose is pine and floral hops. Taste is sweet, fruity citrus. Mouthfeel is medium with a dry, bitter finish.
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
been wanting to try this for quite a while ... went to boondoggles and they knew nothing... lacing is extraordinary, low head but very stable and crazy good foam .. smug? ... is a rich golden colour ... nice bitters ... a good beer, didn’t quite meshing with the others.. another great brew from Real Ale..
kidmartinek (4676) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance - beautiful. The color is deep, rich full gold. The head is 1.5 inch white. Laces like a blanket. The aroma is great and smells like strong cascade and amarillo hops, my 2 favorite varieties and having them both together in one beer is making me smile right now. The flavor is of a medium-full, floral hops with a full body and an underlying crystal malt. Its mild, smooth, has a bite, and mellow and refreshing and satisfying all at the same time. This is the perfect balanced beer. Break one open in the backyard.
wu1000k (18) - Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que. Amber / orange in color, with hoppy, floral, and slight malt aroma. Taste is citrus with hops with a somewhat bitter finish. Mouth feel is hoppy-goodness followed by medium-thick malt finish. I personally thought they could have turned up the citrus/pine and hop notes up a notch, but given I’m a hop fiend, that’s just the way I roll. Holds its own among IPAs but not of Imperial IPA caliber. Definitely would recommend a pint if you haven’t had this before.
Biohazard (10) - USA - JUL 27, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Gingerman, Fabulously hoppy, with strong American hop aroma and flavor of rich pine resins, with decent malt backing. Brilliant golden amber color, good clarity, easy drinking.