ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours golden orange with a quickly diminishing fizzy head. Aroma is of pine, hops, in a slightly metallic sort of way. Its flavor is again of hops, a little citrus, and a bitter finish, but not too bitter. I think this is very drinkable, and also very affordable. This is by no means the best IPA, but its better than a lot of other beers that you can get for the same price.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light orange with a red tint. Clear with a thick white head. Much lighter than other IPAís. Refreshing pine forest, almost minty hop smell. Some spice as well. Not much flavor. Sharp bitterness with just a hint of hops (this an IPA?). Some yeast and malt to finish. Eh - not very good....
Aquilo (563) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell is very mild. Hops and vanilla. Golden honey-blond with a thin cream colored head. Flavor is mild. Too mild for style, but I kinda like it. Goes down exceptionally smooth for style.
Suttree (5407) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange, with a white head. Aroma of, uh, beer, I guess. Flavor of beer, as well. Itís beer. If you canít tell, it struggles to hold my interest...
twoskylights (11) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A fairly straightforward hoppy aroma with traces of honey, dandelion and citrus. Invitingly amber and gold appearance...letís enough light through to look refreshing, but has enough color to indicate substance. The head was pleasing, nicely dense and very white. A thin but notable layer remains on top even after the main one has burned away. The flavor was disappointingly skunky and sharp. It smooths out a bit after a few sips, but I find it a tad aggressive. Probably best with a perfectly paired food. The finish is as you might expect: hoppy, fairly dry and clingy.
Floback (537) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Hemingwayís. Appearance of honey/amber with tight lacing even on my frosted glass. Not much aroma to speak of, some slight floral hops. Flavors provide a crisp and clean hops presence, lite fruits, subtle caramel malts, crackers, oats, bread. Lively carbonation and medium body--slightly thin for the taste. Very easy to drink, though. I enjoyed this beer; it actually enhanced the disappointingly bland food that I ordered. After a sip of this, I could taste the rosemary on my roast pork, Finally!
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some IPAs strike a perfect balance between the malt and the hops. This one, unfortunately did not. Some heavy bitter pine/citrus aromas were accompanied by a thin mouth feel and a nasty bitter back end.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pouts amber with a haze and a large white head. Smells of citrus, some earthy hints, caramel. Tastes earthy with some peppery splashes and citrussy touches on the finish. Mouthfeel is watery.
MrStitch (138) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a fizzy white head that disappears quickly and leaves some lacing in the glass. Aroma is very nice with pine, northern lights, and a hint of citrus dancing around in the smell. Taste is clean and lightly bitter with a reasonable amount of malt playing nicely with the bitter flavors of the hops. This beer is a nice change of pace for an I.P.A.... it uses the pine flavors and bitterness to create a refreshing summer style I.P.A. that wonít leave you begging for a glass of water after you are done with it because your mouth is so sticky you canít talk.
MacAnUltaigh (45) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Faint aroma of hops and pine, and pours pale gold with little head. Flavor isnít bad, but bitterness isnít up to par with other IPAs. Goes down easy.